Meet Muthu Jeganathan

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After immigrating to the U.S. in his teens, Dr. Jeganathan worked his way up from Moorpark Community College to University of Southern California (BSEE) and ultimately received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He was most fortunate to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for over two decades that culminated in the launch of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3), an instrument that measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As the Instrument Manager for OCO-3, Dr. Jeganathan was responsible for the hardware that now sits on the International Space Station (ISS). Before OCO-3, he led the development of multiple ~$100M-class proposals in response to NASA Announcement of Opportunities and was the supervisor of the Optical and Opto-mechanical Engineering Group.

He and his wife, Meena, have called the San Fernando Valley their home for nearly two decades. Their frugality and sound financial management allowed him to retire from his career in mid-2019, before he was 50, to pursue his dreams. The couple, along with their two teenage children, now reside in Porter Ranch.

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