David Oh

Project Systems Engineer & Former Lead Flight Director, Curiosity Mars Rover

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

David Oh is a senior systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was Lead Flight Director of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover. David led the teams that successfully flew the rover to Mars in 2012 and led the cross-cutting systems engineering team that designed, tested, and delivered the rover's core avionics, thermal, and communications systems. He is the Project Systems Engineer for one of the newest additions to NASA's Discovery mission portfolio: “Psyche: Journey to a Metal World.” This mission will use electric propulsion to explore a type of world never before explored: a 200 km diameter asteroid made almost entirely of metal. He received a Sc.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1997.