OWNER, General Manager
Dr. Ping Chen is an atmospheric scientist and entrepreneur. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. His research at the University of Washington and NOAA/CIRES has contributed significantly to our understanding of troposphere-stratosphere interaction, stratospheric transport and mixing, and the dynamics of planetary-scale waves [publications]. Since 2004, Dr. Chen has been involved in the development and sales of atmospheric instruments and in August 2015 he founded Handix Scientific with two other scientists to develop instrumentation.
In his spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys hiking, traveling, and photographing natural and man-made wonders around the world.
Co-Founder and VP of Research and DevelopmenT
Dr. Gavin McMeeking has studied aerosols and been involved in instrument development, testing, and ground- and aircraft-based atmospheric measurements for almost 15 years. He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University in 2008 and a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Science from UC Berkeley in 2002. His research centers on characterizing the optical and physical properties of aerosols with a focus on black carbon and emissions from biomass burning [publications]. Prior to joining Handix Scientific he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester (UK), a research scientist at Colorado State University and a scientist and sales specialist at Droplet Measurement Technologies in Boulder, Colorado. When not pretending to be an engineer he pretends to be a hockey player.
Director of engineering
Dr. Tim Gordon is an experimentalist investigating the impacts of microscopic particles in the atmosphere [publications]. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy and also has an M.S. (MIT) and B.S. (University of Massachusetts) in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Handix Scientific, he was a postdoctoral researcher with NOAA and the University of Colorado, where he was co-inventor of the patented Open-path Cavity Ringdown Aerosol Extinction Spectrometer (OPCRDS). He remains fascinated with all things mechanical thanks to his educational training (and years as a furniture maker) and is always happy to get his hands dirty building useful and interesting things.