Ned Snell, Ph.D. — Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President — Advanced Science and Technology Division
Dr. Snell is AER’s Executive Vice President and also leads the Advanced Science and Technology Division. Since 2012 he has served as the Program Manager for AER's GOES-R effort, working on the nation's next generation geo-synchronous weather and environment satellite. Dr. Snell is experienced in all aspects of both theoretical and experimental remote sensing, including extensive infrared and ultraviolet radiative transfer model and retrieval algorithm development. He led the development of the infrared ozone retrieval algorithm for the infrared algorithms of the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) and served as AER Project Manager for algorithm development for the Cross-Track Infrared and Microwave Sounder Suite (CrIMSS), part of what is now the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS).
Dr. Snell is a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Prior to joining AER in 1994, he studied and received a PhD in Atmospheric and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan and an AB in Geophysics from the University of Chicago.