Assistant Research Scientist
JCET Research Group: UMBC-based Faculty
GSFC Code: 610.6
Phone: (410) 455-1936
Dr. Ruben Delgado received a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico in 1995 and 2004, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in 2008, also from the University of Puerto Rico, for his dissertation work entitled “Observations and Modeling of Sporadic Metal Layers over the Arecibo Observatory”. Since November 2006, he has been a Research Associate at JCET. Currently, he is working with the Atmospheric Physics Group at UMBC, under the supervision of Dr. Raymond M. Hoff, in research involving active atmospheric measurements of atmospheric aerosols and gases with LIDAR. He has published four refereed journal articles about LIDAR measurements and chemical models of the mesospheric potassium layer.
During his career, he has also carried out computational and experimental research involving laser photolysis of gas phase polyatomic species followed by probing of the nascent radicals and ions with Laser Induced Fluorescence and Time-of Flight Mass Spectroscopy.