Jonathan Arenberg’s work experience includes optical, space and laser systems. He has had long tenures on astronomical programs such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, initial development of the starshade the James Webb Space Telescope and concepts employing inflatables systems. In addition to his work on astronomical systems, he has contributed to major high-energy and tactical laser systems, laser component engineering, metrology, optical inspection and technology development projects. Dr. Arenberg holds a BS in physics and an MS and PhD in engineering, all from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2020, Dr. Arenberg was awarded the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering’s Professional Achievement Award. He is the author of over 200 conference presentations, papers and book chapters and holds a fifteen European and U.S. Patents in a wide variety of areas of science, engineering and technology. He is the co-author of a recent book on systems engineering for astronomical systems from SPIE press. Dr. Arenberg is currently the Chief Mission Architect for Science and Robotic Exploration at Northrop Grumman and is an SPIE Fellow.