Brian Harding’s research is focused on understanding the dynamics of the upper atmosphere and the coupling between its neutral and ionized components. His interests range from instrumentation to data analysis to radiative transfer modeling, and he has developed ground- and space-based observational techniques in the optical, ultraviolet, infrared, and radio regimes. Since 2013 he has worked with the team for ICON, a mission led by the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory which will study the mechanisms by which Earth’s neutral dynamics can cause variability in the ionosphere.
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Remote Sensing and Space Sciences), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, 2011
Assistant Research Physicist, Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, 2019 – Present
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 – 18