Frederick S Policelli

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Frederick S Policelli

  • AST, TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT
  • 301.614.6573 | 301.614.5620
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Mr. Policelli is a member of the NASA GSFC Office of Applied Sciences, where he provides leadership in center efforts to transition NASA research results to operational end-users for societal benefit. He has extensive experience in applied sciences, systems engineering, and project management. Currently, Mr. Policelli is Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several NASA Research and Analysis, and Applied Sciences funded projects that address the development of global to regional scale flood forecasting and flood mapping products and extend the results to operational partners for use in disaster management. Mr. Policelli has also served as a mentor to numerous students in the NASA DEVELOP Program during the past eleven years, and currently serves as the GSFC center lead for the DEVELOP student program.

    Research Interests

    Water Balance

    Basin-level water balance analyses on a global basis.

    Surface Water Extent and Flood Mapping

    Near real time, global water and flood extent mapping for disaster management and related research and analysis.

    Flood Modeling

    Near real time, basin level flood modeling for disaster management and related research and analysis.

    Current Projects

    Middle East/ North Africa Water Information System Platforms (MENA WISP)

    Applications of NASA Earth Science results for improved water management in the Middle East and North Africa

    Global Flood Mapping

    Near real time global surface water extent and flood mapping for disaster management and R/A use.

    Predicting the Impact of Climatic/Hydrologic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa

    Predicting Climatic/Hydrologic Extremes in the Greater Horn of Africa under Evolving Climate Conditions to Support Adaptation Strategies

    Interactions between Biomass Burning and the Water Cycle

    Study of the Interactions and Feedbacks between Biomass Burning and Water Cycle Dynamics across the Northern Sub-Saharan African Region.

    GPM Mission Applied Sciences Support

    Participation in the development of improved access and derived products for applications use.

    DEVELOP

    Student mentoring and applications development as part of the NASA Applied Sciences Program's DEVELOP project.

    Education

    1986 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University,(Ithaca, NY)

    1990 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Graduate Center, (Hartford,CT)

    2004 to 2014 Graduate level course work in applied physics and Earth sciences, Johns Hopkins University Engineering and Applied Science Program for Professionals (Laurel, MD), and Johns Hopkins University Earth and Planetary Sciences Department (Baltimore, MD)

    2014 – present Ph.D Candidate, Johns Hopkins University Earth and Planetary Sciences Department (Baltimore, MD)

    Brief Bio

    Mr. Policelli is a member of the NASA GSFC Office of Applied Sciences, where he provides leadership in center efforts to transition NASA research results to operational end-users for societal benefit. He has extensive experience in applied sciences, systems engineering, and project management. Currently, Mr. Policelli is Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several NASA Research and Analysis, and Applied Sciences funded projects that address the development of global to regional scale flood forecasting and flood mapping products and extend the results to operational partners for use in disaster management. Mr. Policelli has also served as a mentor to numerous students in the NASA DEVELOP Program during the past eleven years, and currently serves as the GSFC center lead for the DEVELOP student program.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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