EMM Project Manager
Omran leads the Emirates Mars Mission. He and his team are responsible for directing, managing, and supporting the different ongoing programs within MBRSC and identifying new science-led strategic opportunities for the United Arab Emirates.
An experienced engineer who trained in the US and Korea, Omran was responsible for developing and implementing the Command & Data Handling Subsystem (C&DH) for the DubaiSat-1 high resolution LEO imaging satellite. He was responsible for both the system engineering and C&DH for the DubaiSat-2 project, which added complementary high resolution panchromatic and multi-spectral imaging capabilities. From 2011 to 2014, Omran was director of space image processing and analysis, developing solutions for satellite image utilization in various applications, analyzing images to support decision makers and developing image enhancement techniques to achieve better image quality.
He is a member of the UAE’s delegation to and former chair of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG). He has also formed part of the UAE’s delegation to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPOUS) since 2010.
Omran earned his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, USA, in 2005, and his Master's in Science and Technology Policy from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, in 2013.