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Thomas J. Greenwald (B.S., Physics, 1983)


Professionally, I have done research in the atmospheric sciences for the past 22 years.

Sixteen of those years were spent at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where I earned a Ph.D. In the 90’s I was involved in global climate change research for NASA. For the past five years I have worked at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I am doing research related to the next generation of NOAA geosynchronous satellites, due for launch in 2012. I am still single, but I have four nephews who, along with the rest of my family, live in various parts of the Twin Cities. I like to read, write and play guitar. I have two cats.