Principal Scientist III
Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) University of Minnesota, 1983
B.A. (Chemistry) Gustavus Adolphus College, 1977
Dr. Richtsmeier is a Principal Scientist at Spectral Sciences, Inc., having joined the staff in 1985. He is currently the technical leader for development of MCScene, a first-principles Monte Carlo hyperspectral imagery simulation code. He also has extensive experience in the development of spectral sensors and in the planning, execution, and data analysis of field measurements involving the collection of spectral imagery. Other research activities have included development of instrumentation for measurement of trace pollutant gases, and modeling and analysis of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet signatures of aircraft and rockets.