Growing up in a small village in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Charles Elachi liked to gaze up at the stars in the clear night sky. It was the beginning of a lifetime dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the Solar System.  Named Lebanon’s top science student, Elachi attended college in France, where he earned degrees in physics and engineering. He pursued his graduate and doctoral work in electrical sciences at California Institute of Technology. Elachi’s studies ...

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