NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun will leave the agency next month to return to the faculty at Georgia Tech University. Braun joined NASA through a two-year intergovernmental personnel agreement with the university.
“When I asked Bobby to join the NASA leadership team and establish the new Office of the Chief Technologist, I had to pull him away from his family and his work as a professor and researcher at Georgia Tech,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. “Bobby has rebuilt our basic and applied research capabilities, created technology programs to enable our agency’s future success, and clearly articulated the importance of NASA’s technology investments as an integral component of our nation’s space policy. He’s done an incredible job, and we’re indebted to him for his exemplary public service.”
NASA Deputy Chief Technologist Joseph Parish will replace Braun in an acting role.