Charles Ichoku

NASA/GSFC: Climate and Radiation Laboratory

Born in a small town in Nigeria, my journey to NASA Goddard, with a decade-long detour through France, Israel, and Germany, was long and challenging, but has been extremely rewarding. Working at NASA is the dream of many scientists from across the world, and I consider myself very fortunate to have this privilege. In this talk, I will trace my life/professional journey, which is somehow meshed with my geographic trajectory, and relate my experiences with the great people I met and interacted with along the way, as well as some of the work we did together. As regards the meaning of ‘Nawfia’, your guess is as good as mine, but we’ll figure it out together during the talk.