PhD, Natural Science, Solar Physics1997, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Master of Science, Physics1992, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
Extensive background in physics, computer programming, and optics. Experience in project management, and systems engineering. My main field of expertise is solar physics. My experience includes: development of optical instrumentation for measuring solar surface magnetic fields, and imaging solar irradiance. I have an extensive experience in image processing and data analysis.
I also have extensive experience in designing and managing scientific missions to be flown on stratospheric balloons. This includes development of observing platform and scientific instruments to be carried on-board, as well as managing/leading the integration, testing and flight. In this context I additionally have large experience in designing and implementing real-time command and control software for balloon missions.
Notable Awards and Leadership
|2001 - Present||Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)|
|2000 - Present||Member of American Astronomical Society, Solar Physics Division (SPD)|
|2000 - Present||Member of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)|
|2015||NASA Group Achievement Award to BOPPS Mission Team for Planetary Science|