Ares Rosakis, division chair, was one of the first people informed about Gat’s behavior.
Gat from the Electrospray Project because of her security concerns about him. Gat to return all material belonging to the Project, but he refused to do so and threatened to continue working on the project.
Caltech Provost Edward Stolper, who has ties to Israel and received an honorary degree from one of its universities, seems to have been one of those leading the charge. Troian has earned numerous awards for her research and teaching from the National Science Foundation, the American Physical Society, the Caltech Moore Distinguished Scholar program, and Princeton and Caltech. Amir Gat, to Caltech, but Caltech Refused to Take Action. The goal of the Electrospray Project was to design a new type of space micropropulsion system. The Electrospray Project was ITAR-restricted, which meant that Dr.
The lawsuit is by a distinguished physicist named Dr. Troian began her employment at Caltech in September 2006. Troian is the only female faculty member in Applied Physics at Caltech, and one of only four female physicist faculty members on campus. She has served on numerous editorial, executive, and advisory boards including the Defense Sciences Research Council, the Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics, the Physics of Fluids, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Microdevices Laboratory of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, the Society of Engineering Science, Inc., and the Institute for Defense Analysis. Troian is also a contractor and holds research privileges at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (“JPL”), which is a federally-funded research and development facility managed by Caltech on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”). Federal export control laws govern the conditions under which certain information, technologies, and commodities at JPL can be transmitted to other countries, or to unauthorized persons in the U. Troian and all other project researchers could not divulge or export any project-related technical data to foreign end users or foreign destinations without U.
Weihs had recommended that he “look around” to see what other aerospace projects were ongoing at Caltech in collaboration with JPL. Gat said that he was hoping that the Israel Institute of Technology would hire him in the future, after he left the United States and returned to Israel. Gat was transferring export controlled information without proper U. government approval to various Caltech and JPL officials.