BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University, studying microwave driven plasma in supersonic flow. Postdoctoral research at the George Washington University developing infrared cavity ring-down spectrometers for trace gas detection.
Experience with a wide variety of optical diagnostic techniques from microwave to x-ray wavelengths in laboratory, wind tunnel, and field conditions. Currently developing widely tunable parametric oscillators to expand the GLAMR wavelength and radiance calibration range.