The University Space Research Association (USRA) is a consortium of nation-wide university and in-house talent. These cross-disciplinary innovators work together to advance space science and technology. Electrical Engineering Professor John Sahr was appointed as the University of Washington (UW) representative; he will begin on April 1.
UW Provost Gerald Baldasty recommended Sahr as the new appointee due to Sahr’s long-term expertise in space sciences and engineering and knowledge of the UW’s role in these areas.
In addition to his professorship in electrical engineering, Sahr also has adjunct appointments in earth and space sciences and aeronautics and astronautics. Sahr’s research primarily focuses on VHF radar remote sensing of the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Throughout his time at the UW, Sahr has led many committees and groups and received several top awards, including the NSF’s National Young Investigator Award and the Henry Booker Fellowship.