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Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Stanley Sander

  • B.A. in Physics, Pomona College (1974)
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology (1975)
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology (1980)

Research Interests
  • Laboratory photochemistry, spectroscopy and kinetics studies of elementary processes important in the atmospheres of Earth and the planets
  • Measurements of atmospheric composition by ground-based remote sensing using advanced instrumental methods such as UV-Visible-NIR interferometry, polarimetry and high resolution spectroscopy
  • Analysis of global satellite data to understand mechanisms of atmospheric transformations, dynamics and long-term trends important for tropospheric air quality, solar radiation and climate change


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Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Senior Research Scientist (1996-Present)
    • Lead Scientist, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Element (1994-1996)
    • Manager, Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Section (1992-1994)
    • Leader, Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry Group (1988-Present)
    • Member of the Technical Staff (1979-1988)
    • Research Assistant, Physics Section (1971-1979)
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    • Fellow Joint Institute for Regional Earth Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) (2008-Present)
    • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Atmospheric Sciences 1996
  • California Institute of Technology
    • Visiting Associate in Planetary Science and Environ. Engineering Science 1998-Present
    • Lecturer in Planetary Science and Environmental Engineering Science 1998-Present
    • Visiting Associate in Chemical Engineering 1980-1981

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, PanFTS Instrument Development Team (2012)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2011, 2015)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, TMF NO2 Intercomparison/MOHAVE-II Campaign Teams (2009)
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2007)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer Instrument Team and Ground Data System Development Team (2005)

Selected Publications
  1. Zhang, Q.; Natraj, V.; Li, K.-F.; Shia, R.-L.; Fu, D.; Pongetti, T. J.; Sander, S. P.; Roehl, C. M.; Yung, Y. L.; Accounting for aerosol scattering in the CLARS retrieval of column averaged CO2 mixing ratios, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.; 2015, 120, 7205-7218, doi:10.1002/2015JD023499.
  2. Liu, Y.; Sander, S. P.; Rate constants for the OH + CO reaction over the temperature range 193-296 K, J. Phys. Chem. A; submitted.
  3. Dodson, L. G.; Shen, L.; Savee, J. D.; Eddingsaas, N. C.; Welz, O.; Taatjes, C. A.; Osborn, D. L.; Sander, S. P.; Okumura, M.; VUV photoionization cross sections of HO2, H2O2, and H2CO, J. Phys. Chem. A; 2015, 119, 1279-1291.
  4. Hume, K. L.; Bayes, K. D.; Sander S. P.; The equilibrium constant for the reaction ClO + ClO = ClOOCl between 250 and 206 K., J. Phys. Chem. A; 2015, 119, 4473-4481.
  5. Wong, K. W.; Fu, D.; Pongetti, T. J.; Newman, S.; Kort, E. A.; Duren, R.; Hsu, Y-K.; Miller, C. E.; Yung, Y. L.; Sander, S. P.; Mapping CH4:CO2 ratios in Los Angeles, with simulated satellite remote sensing from Mount Wilson, California, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2015, 15, 241-252.
  6. Fu, D.; Pongetti, T. J.; Blavier, J-F L.; Crawford, T. J.; Manatt, K. S.; Toon, G. C.; Wong, K. W.; Sander, S, P.; Near-infrared remote sensing of Los Angeles trace gas distributions from a mountaintop site, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 2014, 7, 713-729.
  7. Liu, Y.; Bayes, K. D.; Sander, S. P.; Measuring rate constants for reactions of the simplest Criegee intermediate (CH2OO) by monitoring the OH radical, J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 741-747.
  8. Sprague, M. K.; Mertens, L. A.; Widgren, H. N.; Okumura, M.; Sander, S. P.; McCoy, A. B.; Cavity ringdown spectroscopy of the hydroxy-methyl-peroxy radical. J. Phys. Chem. A., 2013, 117, 10006-10017.
  9. Wang, S.; Li, K.-F.; Pongetti,  T. J.; Sander, S. P.; Yung, Y. L.; Liang, M.-C.; Livesey, N. J.; Santee, M. L.; Harder, J. W.; Snow, M.; Mills, F. P.; Atmospheric OH response to the 11-year solar cycle, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 2013, 110, 2023-2028.
  10. Zhang, X.; Sander, S. P. and Stanton, J. F.; Detection of the far-IR ν12 bending level in propargyl: a complete set of fundamentals for an important radical, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2012, 116, 10338-10343.
  11. Andersen, M. P. S; Nielsen, O. J.; Karpichev, B.; Wallington, T. J. and Sander, S. P.; Atmospheric chemistry of isoflurane, desflurane and sevoflurane: kinetics and mechanism of reactions with chlorine atoms and OH radicals, and global warming potentials, J. Phys. Chem. A., 2012, 116, 5806-5820.
  12. Sprague, M. K.; Garland, E. R.; Mollner, A. K.; Bloss, C.; Bean, B. D.; Weichman, M. L.; Mertens, L. A.; Okumura, M. and Sander, S. P.; Kinetics of n-butoxy and 2-pentoxy isomerization and detection of primary products by infrared cavity ringdown spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2012, 116, 6327-6340.
  13. Andersen, M. P. S.; Nielsen, O. J.; Wallington, T. J., Karpichev, B.; and Sander, S. P.; Assessing the impact on global climate from general anesthetic gases, Anesth. Analg. 2012, 114, 1081-1085.
  14. Andersen, M. P. S.; Waterland, R. L.; Sander, S. P. et al. Atmospheric chemistry of CxF2x+1CH=CH2 (x=1, 2, 4, 6 and 8): Radiative efficiencies and global warming potentials, J. of Photochem. Photobiol. A-Chem. 2012, 233, 50-52.

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