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Dr. Matthäus Kiel is a Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Since receiving his Ph.D. in Physics, his research has focused primarily on the retrieval of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations from multiple remote sensing platforms (satellite, airborne, ground-based). Dr. Kiel conducted his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with focus on the terrestrial carbon cycle, addressing cross-cutting challenges in the anthropogenic footprint of carbon and its relationship to air quality. Presently, Dr. Kiel is a member of the OCO-2 and OCO-3 science and validation teams at JPL. He provides science support for the development of retrieval algorithms and has extensive experience in validating satellite data products against independent measurements. Further, Dr. Kiel leads a group of scientists to develop novel methods to identify and quantify small-scale greenhouse gas sources using space-borne observations. Dr. Kiel is also a member of the MAIA science team and works on the quality assessment of aerosol and particulate matter measurements from space. Dr. Kiel has experience working with different project teams including calibration, algorithm, validation, and mission planning.