Principal Investigator on the hyperspectral LEISA/Atmospheric Corrector (LAC) flying on EO-1, the first New Millennium Earth Observing spacecraft. Principal Investigator on the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA) which flew on the Small Satellite Technology Initiative Satellite, Lewis. Ralph Project Scientist, LEISA instrument scientist and science team Co-Investigator for New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. Expertise in spacecraft and aircraft remote sensing instrument design. Principal Investigator on high-resolution infrared laboratory spectroscopic studies of planetary and astrophysical molecules, and on projects to stabilize far-IR semiconductor lasers using tunable external cavities. Expertise in the fields of atmospheric radiative transfer and remote sensing, microwave and infrared molecular spectroscopy, tunable diode laser spectroscopy, Fourier transform spectroscopy, and infrared astronomy. Developed laboratory techniques for observing infrared spectra of heated species, cooled species, and for obtaining long wavelength ( >20 m) TDL spectra. Analyzed spectra in terms of comprehensive quantum mechanical models to obtain molecular parameters of astronomical and theoretical interest. Analyzed astrophysical data to obtain structural information (e.g. composition, temperature etc.) from planetary and cometary bodies. Developed techniques for retrieval of atmospheric and surface parameters from infrared and microwave radiance data obtained from polar orbiting and geostationary earth satellites.
1986 P.I. - "Lidar Aersol Project"
1991-94 - P.I. "High Resolution Infrared Laboratory Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Molecules"
1991 - P.I. "Laboratory Molecular Spectroscopy in Support of Planetary Astronomy"
1992-93 - P.I. "External Cavity Stabilization of Lead Salt Tunable Diode Lasers" GSFC- Director's Discretionary Fund
1995-96 - P.I "External Cavity Stabilization of High Temperature, Long-Wavelength TDLs" GSFC- Director's Discretionary Fund
1994-97 - P.I. "LEISA Spectral Imager for SSTP"
1996 - P.I "LEISA/Atmospheric Corrector for EO-1"
Numerous as Co-Investigator
Co-Investigator on 5 Discovery Proposals (1 selected for Phase A study).
Positions and Appointments
1984-1987 Space scientist NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Global Modeling and Simulation Branch
1983-1984 University Space Research Association, Visiting Scientist
1982-1983 Special Consultant, Sigma Data Services at NASA/GSFC
1980-1982 National Research Council, Resident Research Associate
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1981
B.S., Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1974 (cum laude)
EOS/MODIS Science team selection committee Sept., 1988
UARS/WINDII pre-ship review panel Nov., 1989
Planetary Atmospheres Review Panel, 1990, 1992, sub-panel chair, 2002
Division of Planetary Sciences, Program Committee, 1994
EOS/TES Preliminary Design Review Panel, 1996
Mars Human Robotic Exploration Science Team, 1997-
EO-1 Science team selection committee Aug, 1999
EO-1 Science team, 1999 -
Applied Optics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Astrophysical Journal, Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Planetary and Space Science, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, SPIE (Session Chairman, 2005 San Diego Conference).
1994 - 2005:
Code 690 Peer Award,
2 Special Act Group Awards,
Group Achievement Award,
Outstanding Performance Award,
8 Performance Awards,
3 Special Act Awards,
2 Quality Increase Awards,
Significant Achievement Award,
2 Superior Accomplishment Awards (Langley Research Center),
Certificate of Recognition (Inventions and Contributions Board),
Certificate of Appreciation (Ball Aerospace Corp.)
2004 "Hydrogen and Helium Pressure Broadening of Water Transitions in the 380-600 cm-1 Region.", D. W. Steyert, W. F. Wang , J. M. Sirota , N. M. Donahue and D. C. Reuter, J. Q. S. R. T., 83, 183-191.
2003 "LUGH/Mercury express: a proposed multi-platform flyby mission to Mercury", Clark PE, Curtis SA, Marr G, Reuter D, McKenna-Lawlor S., Acta Astronautica, 52, 181-188.
2003 "Development of a 4-15 μm infrared GaAs hyperspectral QWIP imager", Jhabvala M, Gunapala S, Reuter D, Choi KK, Bandara S, Liu J, La A, Banks S, Cho J, Hwang T, Tsay S, Rafol D, Huet H, Chauvet N, Huss T, Infrared Physics and Technology, 44, 445-455i.
2003 "Overview of the Earth Observing One (EO-1) mission", Ungar SG, Pearlman JS, Mendenhall JA, Reuter D., IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41 (part 1), 1149-1159.
2002 "Pressure Broadening Coefficients for Rotational Transitions of Water in the 380-600 cm-1 Range.", D. W. Steyert, W. F. Wang, J. M. Sirota, N. M. Donahue and D. C. Reuter, J.Q.S.R.T., 72, 775 - 782.
2001 "Absolute Intensities in the ν7 Band of Ethylene: Tunable Diode Laser Measurements Used to Calibrate FTS Broadband Spectra.", W. E. Blass, L. Jennings, A. C. Ewing, S. J. Daunt, M. C. Weber, L. Senesac, S. Hager, J. J. Hillman, D. C. Reuter, and J. M. Sirota, J.Q.S.R.T, 68, 467-472.
2001 "A survey of organic volatile species in comet C/1999 H1 (Lee) using NIRSPEC at the Keck Observatory.",M. J. Mumma, I. S. McLean, M. A. DiSanti, J. E. Larkin, N. Dello Russo, K. Magee-Sauer, E. E. Becklin, T. Bida, F. Chaffee, A. R. Conrad, D. F. Figer, A. M. Gilbert, J. R. Graham, N. A. Levenson, R. E. Novak, D. C. Reuter, H. I. Teplitz, M. K. Wilcox, and Li-Hong Xu, Ap. J., 546, 1183-1193.
2001 "Intensity Analysis of the Coupled ν4, ν7, 10 and 12 Bands in Ethylene.", W. E. Blass, S. J. Daunt, L. R. Senesac, A. C. Ewing, L. W. Jennings, M. C. Weber, J. S. Hager, S. L. Mahan, D. C. Reuter, J. M. Sirota, J. J. Hillman, and A. Fayt, J.Q.S.R.T., 71, 47-60.
2001 "Absolute band intensities of acetone ((CH3)2CO) in the infrared region of 820-3170 cm-1 at low and room temperatures." W.F. Wang, A. Stevenson, D.C. Reuter, and J.M. Sirota, Spectrochimica Acta A, 57,1603-1610.
2001 "Ab-initio calculation of the structure and infrared spectra of the van der Waals complex H2O:F2.", W.F. Wang, J. M. Sirota and D. C. Reuter, Journal of Molecular Structure, 541, 31-37.
2001 "Long-Pass Sample Cells Based on the Matrix (Chernin) Design." Steyert, D.W., Mickelson, M.E., Sirota, M.J., Reuter, D.C, Review of Scientific Instruments,72, 4337-4343.
2001 "The startling organic composition of C/1999 S4 (Linear): a comet formed near Jupiter?", M. J. Mumma, N. Dello Russo, M. A. DiSanti, K. Magee-Sauer, R. E. Novak, S. Brittain, T. Rettig, I. S. McLean, D. C. Reuter, and Li-H. Xu, Science, 292, 1334 - 1338.
2000 "Absolute Band Intensities in the ν19/ν23 (530 cm-1) and ν7 (777 cm-1) Bands of Acetone ((CH3)2CO) from 232 to 295 K.", W. F. Wang, J. M. Sirota, and D. C. Reuter, Spectrochimica Acta A, 56, 1111.