Alphabetical List of all NWRA Employees and Key Consultants

Alexander, Joan
Andreas, Ed
Baldwin, Mark
Bardsley, Debbi
Barnes, Graham
Barrington, Marie
Begenisich, John
Berliner, Dave
Biggs, Janet
Birch, Aaron
Braun, Douglas
Bullock, Greg
Cherkassky, Alexandra
Crouch, Ashley
Danioux, Eric
Delisi, Bergen
Delisi, Donald
Dunkerton, Phil
Dunkerton, Tim
Early, Jeffrey
Evans, Wayne
Fatland, Diane
Felipe Garcia, Tobias
Fentzke, Jonathan
Fodorean, Talida
Fontenla, John (Juan)
Frahm, Andrew
Franke, Patricia
Fremouw, Edward
Fridman, Sergey
Furey, Peter
Geiss, Andrew
Goshorn-Sandlin, Lisa
Gregory, Alice
Grimsdell, Alison
Guerrero, Heidi
Hausman, Mark
Holt, Laura
Javornik, Brenda
Jiang, ChuanLi
Katsaros, Kristina
Kim, Ji-Eun
Klose, Christian
Knepp, Dennis
Kraut, Shawn
Lai, David
Leka, KD
Lelong, Pascale
Levy, Gad
Liepert, Beate
Lilly, Jonathan
Lindsey, Charles
Lo, Fiona
Lund, Thomas
Mahrt, Larry
Manney, Gloria
Moscatelli, Marco
Mote, Philip
Muschinski, Andreas
Naylor, Jason
Nickisch, LJ
Nordby, Twyla
Oltman-Shay, Joan
Ortland, David
Parkhurst, Cameron
Pearse, Scott
Piper, Lee
Poplawski, Orion
Pruis, Matthew
Reely, Brittany
Robins, Robert
Root, Lucas
Rowe, Penny
Rutherford, Blake
Schecter, David
Scott, Richard
Secan, James
Shay, Dana
Smith, Francis
Spiegel, Dawn
Spooner, Chad
Stamus, Peter
Stephan, Claudia
Sykulski, Adam
Tanner, Kathy
Thomas, Jeremy
Tolkova, Elena
Twohy, Cynthia
Twomey, Susan
Vadas-Arendt, Sharon
van Loon, Harry
Wagner, Eric
Webb, Lizzie
Werne, Joseph
Whitney, Anita
Woodard, Martin

Scientists and Engineers

Joan Alexander
Senior Research Scientist, Director
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 204  |  e-mail: alexand (at) cora.nwra.com; alexand (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Sciences. Atmospheric dynamics, waves, convection, global circulation modeling, mesoscale modeling, satellite, aircraft, balloon-borne observations, and middle atmosphere studies
 
Ed Andreas
Senior Research Scientist
603-448-3555  |  e-mail: eandreas (at) nwra.com
Boundary-layer meteorology: In particular, air-sea interaction in high winds and the effects of spray; air-sea-ice interaction; scintillation and electro-optical propagation in the atmospheric surface layer; fundamental turbulence issues such as Monin-Obukhov similarity theory, time series analysis, and measurement physics; technical writing.
 
Mark Baldwin
Affiliate Scientist, Director of the Board
e-mail: mark (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Sciences. The Arctic Oscillation, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, and propagation of planetary-scale waves in the troposphere and stratosphere.
 
Graham Barnes
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 234  |  e-mail: graham (at) cora.nwra.com; graham (at) nwra.com
Space Physics. Magnetohydrodynamics, numerical modeling of space plasmas.
 
Dave Berliner
Affiliate Scientist
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: daveb (at) nwra.com
 
Aaron Birch
Affiliate Scientist

Solar physics, local helioseismology, solar interior.
 
Douglas Braun
Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Director
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 226  |  e-mail: dbraun (at) nwra.com
Space Physics - solar and astrophysics. Local helioseismology, solar interior.
 
Greg Bullock
Research Scientist
Monterey Office  |  (831) 582-4907  |  e-mail: greg (at) nwra.com
 
Ashley Crouch
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 240  |  e-mail: ash (at) cora.nwra.com; ash (at) nwra.com
 
Eric Danioux
Affiliate Scientist

Inertia-gravity waves. Geophysical turbulence. Interaction between balanced and unbalanced motions. Mixed layer dynamics.
 
Donald Delisi
Founder, Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President, Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: don (at) nwra.com
Acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory and field measurements of vortex evolution, internal waves, and turbulent flows; comparisons of field data with laboratory measurements and numerical simulations; experimental fluid mechanics; analysis and interpretation of atmospheric and oceanic flows. See also: Laboratory Services web page.
 
Tim Dunkerton
Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Director
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 326  |  e-mail: tim (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Sciences Dynamic meteorology, atmospheric general circulation.
 
Jeffrey Early
Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: jearly (at) nwra.com
Mesoscale and large scale physical oceanography; the application of symmetry methods to geophysical fluid dynamics
 
Wayne Evans
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: wayne (at) nwra.com
Remote sensing of atmospheric gases and radiation from satellites. Radiative forcing of climate by greenhouse gases, cirrus clouds and relative humidity, detection of new airglow emissions, absorption of solar NIR by precipitating clouds.
 
Tobias Felipe Garcia
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 233  |  e-mail: tobias (at) cora.nwra.com; tobias (at) nwra.com
 
Jonathan Fentzke
Affiliate Scientist

Research focus on Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) studies including modeling, simulation, and data fusion using Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR) and Lidar. Interests include collisional plasma processes in the E-Region of the Ionosphere as well as meteoric smoke measurements and their relation to the Micrometeoric Input Function (MIF).
 
John (Juan) Fontenla
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 227  |  e-mail: jfontenla (at) nwra.com
 
Patricia Franke
Affiliate Scientist
e-mail: pfranke (at) cora.nwra.com; pfranke (at) nwra.com
 
Edward Fremouw
Founder, Emeritus

Near-Earth Space Science: ionospheric physics (satellite experiments & radiowave tomographic imaging) and radio propagation (scintillation observations & modeling).
 
Sergey Fridman
Senior Research Scientist
Monterey Office  |  (831) 582-4902  |  e-mail: sergey (at) nwra.com
Electromagnetic propagation in randomly structured ionization; Robust methods for solution of inverse problems and ill-posed problems; Ionospheric modeling for Over-the-Horizon radar coordinate registration; VHF/UHF ionospheric propagation and scintillations; Advanced signal processing for radar.
 
Peter Furey
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 230  |  e-mail: furey (at) cora.nwra.com; furey (at) nwra.com
 
Alison Grimsdell
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 211  |  e-mail: grimsdell (at) nwra.com
 
Mark Hausman
Senior Research Scientist
Monterey Office  |  (831) 582-4903  |  e-mail: markhausman (at) nwra.com
Research focus is on computer programs that model complex physical systems, specifically simulations and studies of ionospheric and space physics, and their effects on radar and communications systems. Fields of expertise include data translation (e.g., raw radar data from ROTHR and BMEWS) and data visualization.
 
Laura Holt
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 239  |  e-mail: laura (at) nwra.com
 
Brenda Javornik
Support Engineer
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 210  |  e-mail: brendaj (at) nwra.com
 
ChuanLi Jiang
Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 308  |  e-mail: chuanli (at) nwra.com
 
Kristina Katsaros
Emeritus
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: katsaros (at) whidbey.net
 
Christian Klose
Affiliate Scientist

 
Dennis Knepp
Senior Research Scientist
Monterey Office  |  (831) 582-4906  |  e-mail: dennis.knepp (at) nwra.com
 
Shawn Kraut
Research Scientist
Monterey Office  |  831-655-4261  |  e-mail: shawn (at) nwra.com
 
David Lai
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 313  |  e-mail: dlai (at) nwra.com
Ocean and Earth Sciences, Fundamental Fluid Mechanics. Turbulence, vortices, remote sensing.
 
KD Leka
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 219  |  e-mail: leka (at) nwra.com
Space Physics. Solar physics, solar magnetic fields, sunspots and solar active regions, solar flares, polarimetry and instrumentation.
 
Pascale Lelong
Director, Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 336  |  e-mail: pascale (at) nwra.com
Ocean and Earth Sciences. Geophysical fluid dynamics; perturbation and asymptotic methods; numerical modeling.
 
Gad Levy
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 324  |  e-mail: gad (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Sciences, Ocean and Earth Sciences
 
Beate Liepert
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 306  |  e-mail: liepert (at) nwra.com
Climate variability from inter-annual to centennial time scales, water and energy cycle in a changing climate. Global dimming and brightening and its implications for climate including the water and carbon cycles. In-situ measurements of air pollution and radiative properties in urban and suburban environments on board hot-air balloons.
 
Jonathan Lilly
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 328  |  e-mail: lilly (at) nwra.com
Oceanic vortex structures, deep convection, time / frequency analysis methods, wave-wave interactions, and satellite oceanography.
 
Charles Lindsey
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 238  |  e-mail: lindsey (at) cora.nwra.com; lindsey (at) nwra.com
 
Fiona Lo
Support Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 315  |  e-mail: fiona (at) nwra.com
 
Thomas Lund
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 209  |  e-mail: lund (at) nwra.com
 
Larry Mahrt
Senior Research Scientist
(541) 754-7501  |  e-mail: mahrt (at) nwra.com
Boundary layers and turbulence, evapotranspiration, air-sea interaction, bouyancy-driven slope flows, micrometeorology.
 
Gloria Manney
Senior Research Scientist
e-mail: manney (at) nwra.com
 
Marco Moscatelli
Affiliate Scientist
e-mail: moscatelli1986 (at) gmail.com
 
Philip Mote
Affiliate Scientist
e-mail: pmote (at) coas.oregonstate.edu
Studies of clouds, water vapor, and radiation in the tropical upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.
 
Andreas Muschinski
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 228  |  e-mail: andreas (at) cora.nwra.com; andreas (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Physics. Atmospheric turbulence and waves; atmospheric remote sensing; optical, acoustic, and radio-wave propagation through the turbulent atmosphere; boundary-layer meteorology; atmospheric measurement science.
 
Jason Naylor
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 237  |  e-mail: jnaylor (at) nwra.com
 
LJ Nickisch
Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Director
Monterey Office  |  (831) 582-4905  |  e-mail: lj (at) nwra.com
Theoretical physics; computational physics and numerical simulation; electromagnetic propagation in randomly structured ionization; HF communication and signal specification in nuclear environments; over-the-horizon radar; VHF/UHF radar ionization-induced propagation effects; stochastic electrodynamics and ZPF-related physics.
 
Joan Oltman-Shay
President, Senior Research Scientist, Director
Redmond Office
Science Research in Nearshore Processes. Since graduating from Scripps in 1986, she has spent much of her technical career performing field and model studies of nearshore (shoreline to nominally 10m depth) wave and current dynamics and the interplay with sediment- and morpho-dynamics. e-mail: j[dot]oltman[dot]shay[at]nwra[dot]com
 
David Ortland
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 309  |  e-mail: ortland (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric sciences. Atmospheric and mathematical science.
 
Lee Piper
Support Engineer
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 308  |  e-mail: lee (at) nwra.com
Fluid dynamics laboratory simulation and test engineering, oceanographic instrumentation. See also: Laboratory Services web page.
 
Matthew Pruis
Vice President, Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 311  |  e-mail: matt (at) nwra.com
Experience in data analysis, turbulence and mixed layer processes, and data-model comparison studies. Research projects ranging from studies of the near-shore coastal environment, to deep-sea hydrothermal vents, to sea-ice modeling and field projects in the Arctic, to aircraft wake vortices. Recent work has included the A380 wake separation study group and participation in the FAA's ReCat Phase I project to reduce aircraft wake separation.
 
Robert Robins
Affiliate Scientist
e-mail: bob (at) nwra.com
Computer modeling of hydrodynamic phenomena, including vortex evolution, internal wave propagation, and turbulent dissipation; validation of computer models by comparison of computer results with observational data; processing and visualization of scientific data; diversified computing experience: various micro, mini, main-frame, and super computer systems.
 
Penny Rowe
Affiliate Scientist

 
Blake Rutherford
Research Scientist
(425) 556-9055 ext. 320  |  e-mail: blake (at) nwra.com
 
David Schecter
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 215  |  e-mail: schecter (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Research
 
Richard Scott
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 330  |  e-mail: scott (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric Sciences, Fundamental Fluid Mechanics. Atmospheric Dynamics, Vortex Dynamics, Numerical Modeling, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.
 
James Secan
Senior Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 322  |  e-mail: jim (at) nwra.com
Space physics. Ionospheric physics (modeling, observations, data analysis), space weather (effects of the space environment on satellite, communications, and navigation systems), and operational software design and implementation.
 
Francis Smith
Affiliate Engineer
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 327  |  e-mail: frank (at) nwra.com
Data acquisition systems, data analysis (time and frequency domain), industrial process control (stability analysis and hardware selection), analog/digital circuit design, electro-optical systems, microprocessor system design, heat-exchanger design.
 
Chad Spooner
Senior Research Scientist
Monterey Office  |  (831) 582-4904  |  e-mail: cmspooner (at) nwra.com
Instruments and Software, Statistical Signal Processing, Higher-Order Statistics, Cyclostationary Signals, and Automatic Signal Classification
 
Peter Stamus
Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 224  |  e-mail: stamus (at) cora.nwra.com: stamus (at) nwra.com
 
Adam Sykulski
Affiliate Scientist
ext. 332  |  e-mail: adam (at) nwra.com
Marie Curie Fellow
 
Jeremy Thomas
Research Scientist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 321  |  e-mail: jeremy (at) nwra.com
I study geophysical electric and magnetic fields to further our understanding of Earth's atmosphere and space environment. Topics include lightning, middle atmospheric discharges such as sprites and ELVES, solar-terrestrial effects in the ionosphere and magnetosphere, and reports of geomagnetic and ionospheric precursors to earthquakes.
 
Elena Tolkova
Affiliate Scientist

Research areas: Tsunami dynamics; numerical modeling; time-series analysis
 
Cynthia Twohy
Senior Research Scientist
e-mail: twohy (at) nwra.com
Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, dust and biological aerosol particles, aerosol and cloud physics measurement, particularly from aircraft
 
Sharon Vadas-Arendt
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 202  |  e-mail: vasha (at) cora.nwra.com; vasha (at) nwra.com
Atmospheric physics, gravity wave dissipation in the thermosphere, ray tracing gravity waves in the lower atmosphere and thermosphere, gravity wave source specification from convection, secondary gravity wave source specification, and modelling horizontal and vertical body forcing. Both analytical and numerical techniques are employed.
 
Harry van Loon
Emeritus
Boulder Office  |  e-mail: vanloon (at) nwra.com
 
Eric Wagner
Support Engineer
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 221  |  e-mail: wagneric (at) cora.nwra.com;wagneric (at) nwra.com
 
Joseph Werne
Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Director
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 207  |  e-mail: werne (at) cora.nwra.com; werne (at) nwra.com
High-performance computing, including algorithm development, implementation and optimization on massively parallel processor (MPP) computer platforms; Detailed experience with Cray YMP, C90, T3D, T3E and SGI Origin 2000 machines at various U.S. supercomputer centers. Emphasis is on turbulence in both convection and stable-layer simulation and theory.
 
Martin Woodard
Senior Research Scientist
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 203  |  e-mail: mfw (at) nwra.com
Space physics. Helioseismology, the solar interior, astrophysics.
 


Support Staff

Debbi Bardsley
Manager of Human Resources - SPHR
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 213  |  e-mail: debbi (at) nwra.com
 
Marie Barrington
Accounts Receivable
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 218  |  e-mail: marie (at) nwra.com
 
John Begenisich
Technical Manager, Seattle
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 318  |  e-mail: john (at) nwra.com
 
Janet Biggs
Operations Manager
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 247  |  e-mail: janet (at) nwra.com
 
Alexandra Cherkassky
Senior Accountant
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 217  |  e-mail: alexandra (at) nwra.com
 
Bergen Delisi
Data Aid
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: bergen (at) nwra.com
 
Phil Dunkerton
Lab Assistant/Data Aide
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 317  |  e-mail: pdunkerton (at) nwra.com
 
Diane Fatland
Contracts Administrator
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 214  |  e-mail: diane (at) nwra.com
 
Talida Fodorean
Senior Accountant
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 340  |  e-mail: talida (at) nwra.com
 
Andrew Frahm
Proposal Administrator
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 200  |  e-mail: frahm (at) nwra.com
 
Lisa Goshorn-Sandlin
Administrative Assistant - Contracting
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 331  |  e-mail: lisa (at) nwra.com
 
Alice Gregory
Manager of Corporate Matters
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 312  |  e-mail: alice (at) nwra.com
 
Heidi Guerrero
Accounts Payable Specialist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 333  |  e-mail: heidi (at) nwra.com
 
Twyla Nordby
Accountant
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 216  |  e-mail: twyla (at) nwra.com
 
Cameron Parkhurst
Systems Administrator
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 341  |  e-mail: cameron (at) nwra.com
 
Orion Poplawski
Technical Manager, Boulder
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 222  |  e-mail: orion (at) cora.nwra.com; orion (at) nwra.com
Computer and Network Administration, Software Development.
 
Dana Shay
Manager of Contracting
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 310  |  e-mail: dana (at) nwra.com
 
Dawn Spiegel
HR Generalist
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 304  |  e-mail: dawn (at) nwra.com
 
Kathy Tanner
Manager of Accounting
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 325  |  e-mail: kathy (at) nwra.com
 
Susan Twomey
Proposal Administrator
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 301  |  e-mail: sue (at) nwra.com
 
Lizzie Webb
Administrative Assistant
Redmond Office  |  (425) 556-9055 ext. 316  |  e-mail: lizzie (at) nwra.com
 
Anita Whitney
Immigration and Travel Specialist
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: anita (at) nwra.com
 


Student Interns

Andrew Geiss
Graduate Student
Redmond Office  |  e-mail: andrew (at) nwra.com
 
Ji-Eun Kim
Graduate Student
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 242
 
Scott Pearse
Affiliate Scientist

 
Brittany Reely
Student Intern
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 244  |  e-mail: brittanyreely (at) nwra.com
 
Lucas Root
Graduate Student Intern
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 243  |  e-mail: lucasroot (at) nwra.com
 
Claudia Stephan
Graduate Student
Boulder Office  |  (303) 415-9701 ext. 211  |  e-mail: cstephan (at) nwra.com
I am using the WRF model to study convectively induced gravity waves.
 

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