Dara Entekhabi

Dara Entekhabi Professor, Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Chair

Dara Entekhabi received B.S. (1983) and M.S. degrees (1985, 1988) in geography from Clark University, Worcester, MA and Ph.D. degree (1990) in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.

He is currently a Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT. He is the Science Team lead for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) satellite mission that was launched January 31, 2015. His research includes Earth remote sensing, data assimilation, and coupled land–atmosphere systems modeling.

Prof. Entekhabi is also fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).