Postdoctoral Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1992
Ph.D. (Chemistry) California Institute of Technology, 1990
B.A. (Chemistry) Wesleyan University, 1985
Dr. Braunstein joined Spectral Sciences, Inc. in 1998, became a Group Leader, and is now a Senior Technical Fellow. He is a principal investigator for projects simulating chemically reacting flows, radiation transport, and spectral signatures. These projects focus on modeling high-energy molecular collisions and energy transfer under non-equilibrium conditions. They involve development and application of numerical methods in computational chemistry, chemical dynamics, direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), spectroscopy, and other chemical physics disciplines. Before coming to SSI, Dr. Braunstein led efforts in signal processing for high-resolution radar imaging at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and at the Institute for Defense Analyses. As a post-doctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he investigated the spectroscopy of ozone through development and application of quantum mechanical models. Dr. Braunstein received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1990 for theoretical work on the photoionization dynamics of molecules.