Marsha Fox


Dr. Marsha J. Fox


Ph.D. (Optical Sciences) University of Arizona, 1993

B.S. (Physics) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983

Dr. Fox joined Spectral Sciences, Inc. as a Principal Scientist in January 1999. She is Vice President of Operations, responsible for overseeing corporate activities, organizing commercialization endeavors, and staffing science and engineering positions. She also maintains a scientist role in a number of projects. Her technical areas include development of imaging and spectroscopic sensor technologies and remote sensing data analysis techniques. Since joining SSI, Dr. Fox has investigated and developed techniques to enable retrieval of ground surface characteristics and to detect and identify gaseous chemicals in the intervening atmosphere. She has contributed to models of laser interactions with missile plumes and detection of liquid chemical contaminant films on surfaces. Prior to joining SSI, Dr. Fox was a Senior Research Physicist at the Air Force Research (AFRL) Laboratory Directed Energy directorate, located at Kirtland AFB, NM. At AFRL, she held several technical positions, including technical lead for the multi-organizational Laser Remote Optical Sensing program, principal experimenter for the Speckle Imaging Group, and lead scientist for development of PHIAT, a low-noise sensor for speckle imaging on the Air Maui Optical Station Compensated Imaging System telescope.