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Moogega Cooper

Moogega Cooper

USA, 2019

Dr. Moogega Cooper received her B.A. in Physics from Hampton University in 2006. She then enrolled in Drexel University where she received her Masters and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in thermal fluid sciences. Her dissertation studies involved non-equilibrium plasma sterilization of spacecraft materials so it was a logical transition to work for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) Planetary Protection Group. Her current projects include the Mars 2020 Mission where she is the Lead of Planetary Protection and a Mars Sample Return-related project where she is developing sterilization capabilities for a possible returned sample from Mars.