Dr. David Nelson
Phone: 978-663-9500 ext.231
Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI) provides research and development (R&D) services and advanced sensor and software products to industrial, academic and government customers addressing national and international challenges, including: monitoring and enhancing regional and global environmental quality; developing clean and efficient energy and propulsion technologies; and advancing remote sensing, surveillance and image processing capabilities for the national defense. Teams of ARI scientists and engineers perform fundamental laboratory and theoretical studies; build, run and analyze complex computer models and system simulations; design and execute mobile and fixed-site field measurements; and develop, demonstrate, and deploy advanced measurement instruments and systems.
Two thirds of our staff of seventy-six hold advanced degrees in the fields of physics, chemistry, geophysical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and chemical, electrical, mechanical and aeronautical engineering. We often collaborate with colleagues from universities, government laboratories, and corporations. Using this network, we draw together specialists and facilities not available in individual organizations to meet demanding technical challenges. Joint projects with leading universities frequently give us an opportunity to contribute to the educational process both on site and on campus. Our scientists and engineers are also active in professional and technical societies. They regularly participate in national and international symposia and publish dozens of journal articles and symposium papers each year.
A dedicated staff of support professionals provides all of the services necessary for successful technical performance, including laboratory apparatus design, fabrication and maintenance, instrument fabrication, assembly and testing, technical information searches, contracting expertise, document preparation, and project management support.
ARI occupies a combined laboratory and office building in Billerica Massachusetts, 20 miles northwest of Boston, where we maintain state-of-the-art experimental laboratories and computational tools required for our research and product development projects. This site also includes instrument and component fabrication, assembly, testing and user training facilities to support our advanced instrument products.
ARI R&D Areas
- Environmental Quality
- Energy and Thermal Technologies
- Sensor Systems and Technology
- Remote Sensing and Recognition Technology
- Optical Appearance Design & Prediction
Board of Directors
- David Nelson, Ph.D., President and CEO of Aerodyne Research, Inc.
- Steven Chansky, M.S., former President of Vaisala, Inc., a producer of meteorological instruments.
- Douglas Worsnop, Ph. D., Vice President of the Center for Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry at Aerodyne Research, Inc.
- James Shields, M.S., former CEO of Draper Laboratories, a not-for-profit research and development laboratory.
- Susan Solomon, Ph.D., Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- George Wittreich, M.B.A., former Executive Vice President and CFO of Aerodyne Research, Inc.
- Warren McFarlan, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School