Matthew Kowalewski, Assistant Research Engineer

Matthew Kowalewski


NASA Goddard
Bldg 33, Room A422
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: 301-614-5974
Fax: 301-614-5903


Remote sensing instrumentation, radiometric calibration, instrument system engineering, LIDAR


Mr. Kowalewski received his BA in Astronomy and Physics from Boston University (1996) and MS in Physics from Johns Hopkins in 2005. He began working for the Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics branch in 1999 supporting ground and on-orbit calibration and operations of the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) project. He later became involved in the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) as part of the NASA science team supporting pre-launch calibration and early orbit operations. Currently, Mr. Kowalewski is supporting the pre-launch testing of the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ozone Mapping Profiling Suite (OMPS). In addition to supporting these flight projects, Mr. Kowalewski is a member of the branch's Radiometric Calibration and Development Laboratory (RCDL). His work in the lab consists of ground and aircraft based UV/VIS instrument development and operations (e.g. Airborne Compact Atmospheric Mapper, PANDORA, GeoCAPE Airborne Simulator, SSBUV, SOLSE, LORE), instrument performance evaluation, and laser calibration development. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers and multiple presentations in the fields of instrument characterization and field campaign results.