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CLOUD-MAP: Helping to Pave the Way_ Towards a 3D Mesonet in Oklahoma and Beyond

Dr. Phillip Chilson and Dr. Jamey Jacob

Phillip Chilson, Professor of Meteorology, Director of Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling, School of Meteorology & Advanced Radar Research Center.

Jamey Jacob, John Hendrix Chair and Professor of Aerospace Engineering,Director of Unmanned Systems Research Institute,School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Oklahoma State University

Phil Chilson is a Professor in the School of Meteorology and Atmospheric Radar Research Center at the University of Oklahoma and Director of the University’s Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling. He received a BS and PhD in Physics from Clemson University and an MS in Physics from the University of Florida. He has held positions at the Max-Planck Institut für Aeronomie in Germany, the Swedish Institute of Space Physics in Sweden, and the University of Colorado. Phil has been with the University of Oklahoma since 2005, where he has pursued a wide variety of research topics. His current research interests include investigations of the atmospheric boundary layer, aeroecology, the advancement of remote sensing technologies, and the development of UAS for atmospheric studies. Before joining the University of Oklahoma, Phil also worked in solid state physics, ultra-low temperature physics, and aeronomy. After receiving his BS degree, Phil worked at a nuclear research facility in Germany on of a Fulbright Scholarship.

Jamey D. Jacob is the John Hendrix Chair and Professor in the School Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of over 100 papers and technical reports in the areas of unmanned systems, aerodynamics, flow control, and fluid mechanics. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and his M.S and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He was a National Research Council Summer Faculty Fellow in the Air Force Research Laboratory at WPAFB in both 2003 and 2004. He spent 10 years as a professor at the University of Kentucky in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. He currently serves on the Governor’s UAS Council and is president of the Unmanned Systems Alliance of Oklahoma.

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