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Dr. Brian Drouin's background in chemistry and mathematics, and expertise in molecular physics, have provided long-term support to remote sensing observations through laboratory measurements, analysis with quantum-mechanical models, publications in peer-reviewed journals and open-access to the results in public databases. Beginning with microwave spectroscopy of organometallic compounds, his Ph. D. work involved measurement and analyses of highly precise rotational transition frequencies of molecules in cold molecular beams. At JPL he has recorded and analyzed millimeter and submillimeter spectra of both astrophysical and atmospheric molecules while incorporating state-of-the-art hardware and software into novel spectrometers. He is now a JPL Principal scientist and is responsible for measurements of molecular line-shape parameters involved in collisional and motional processes indicative of planetary and interstellar environments. He is the primary caretaker for the open access JPL spectral line catalog used throughout the spectroscopy and remote sensing communities. He is also the Deputy Principal Investigator for the Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment (PREFIRE) that will quantify the radiative processes effected by changing temperatures in the Arctic.
First author Publications
Recent Peer-reviewed Non-first Author Publications