Position title: Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Director, Space Science and Engineering Center
Brad Pierce began serving as Director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 1, 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was a Physical Scientist at the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) in Madison, WI and a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center, Atmospheric Sciences Division in Hampton, VA. He received his PhD in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the design, development and execution of global atmospheric models. Since 2001, he has been the Principal Investigator of RAQMS (Real-time Air Quality Modeling System). RAQMS is a global meteorological and chemical modeling system for assimilating satellite observations of atmospheric chemical composition and aerosols and has been used for real-time predictions of global air quality since 2012.