Dr. David D. Nelson

Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Harvard University


Dr. Nelson is President and CEO of Aerodyne Research, Inc. He is an expert in molecular spectroscopy, chemical kinetics and the detection of gas phase molecules. He is a co-developer of Aerodyne’s quantum cascade laser trace gas monitors and author of the TDLWintel data acquisition and analysis software. His research interests include chemistry related to ozone depletion and global climate change, the study of regional air pollution, the use of isotopes as environmental tracers and the development of increasingly sensitive trace gas monitors. Dr. Nelson is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.