Sergio DeSouza-Machado

Research Assistant Professor (JCET), Physics Affiliate

Dr. DeSouza-Machado obtained a B.A. in Math/Physics from the College of Wooster, and a M.S / Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from the University of Maryland, where he studied the temporal and spatial evolution of the distribution functions of magnetized plasmas.

After that he joined the Atmospheric Spectroscopy Laboratory (ASL) in the Physics Dept at UMBC, which is also affiliated with the UMBC/NASA Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET).

His current work includes : infrared spectroscopy and radiative transfer, cloud and aerosol retrievals, trace gas and thermodynamic retrievals, stochastic, nonlinear and climate physics, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate Physics classes.

He has written Matlab-LBL which is a matlab based line-by-line code that uses the HITRAN database (FarIR to UV), and kCARTA, a fast pseudo-monochromatic radiative transfer code which also computes jacobians and fluxes, under clear and all-sky conditions (FarIR to IR). The codes are use to analyze data from NASA’s AIRS instrument, as well as the IASI and CrIS sounders.