Dr. David Matthew Giles

Dr. David Matthew Giles

  • Deputy Project Scientist for AErosol RObotic NETwork
  • Additional Roles: PROGRAMMER/ANALYST, Co Investigator for AErosol RObotic NETwork
  • 301.614.6596 | 301.614.6695
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Current Projects

    Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET)


    AERONET Ocean Color

    AERONET Ocean Color


    Ph. D, 2012: Atmospheric and Ocean Science, University of Maryland – College Park; Advisers – Russell Dickerson and Anne Thompson; Dissertation: A Study of Remotely Sensed Aerosol Properties from Ground-based- Sun and Sky Scanning Radiometers

    M.S., 2006: Atmospheric and Ocean Science, University of Maryland – College Park; Advisers – Russell Dickerson and Anne Thompson; Scholarly Paper: Utilizing a New Aerosol Data Display and Dissemination Tool to Analyze Aerosols over the Northern Indian Subcontinent Region

    B.S., 1997: Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University – University Park

    Professional Societies

    American Geophyscial Union (AGU), 2001 - Present
    American Meteorological Society (AMS), 1997 - Present


    NASA Group Achievement Award–FIREX-AQ Team, 2020.

    NASA Group Achievement Award–ORACLES Team, 2019.

    NASA GSFC Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysics Peer Award–AERONET Team, 2018.

    NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Annual Award, 2015: “For exceptional technical and scientific

    support in the growth and development of the AERONET program.”

    NASA Langley Peer Award–DISCOVER-AQ Team, 2013: “For your willingness to reach out to the next

    generation as tour hosts while on the busy DISCOVER-AQ Houston deployment.”

    SSAI Publication Award, June 2009: “Aerosol Optical Properties Measured on the Mesoscale During the

    TIGERZ Campaign in the Indo-Gangetic Plain Region of Kanpur, India”–AGU Fall 2008 Poster.

    Smithsonian Folklife Festival Certificate of Appreciation, July 2008.

    SSAI Achievement Award, June 2005–BAMGOMAS Project.

    NASA GSFC Group Achievement Award, March 2005–AERONET Project Team.

    Morehouse College Certificate of Appreciation, August 2004–Strategic Preparedness Advancing Careers in

    Engineering (SPACE) Program at NASA GSFC.

    Raytheon Information Technology and Scientific Services Team Achievement Award, April 2000.

    Raytheon Information Technology and Scientific Services Peer Award, March 1999. 

    Other Professional Information

    SSAI Scholarship Committee volunteer

    AeroCenter Committee member

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