Title: Senior Research Scientist
Company: Science Systems and Applications Incorporated
Location: Newport News, Virginia, United States
G. Louis Smith, Senior Research Scientist at Science Systems and Applications Incorporated, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aerospace engineering.
Dr. Smith began his career as a trainee at the Langley Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1956 to 1959. After completing coursework at The George Washington University and earning a Bachelor of Science, with honors, from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1960, he was promoted to the position of research scientist in satellite project support and planetary reentry analysis, a post he held until 1974. Dr. Smith graduated with a Master of Science in aerospace engineering in 1963 and a PhD in aerospace engineering in 1968. In 1975, he rose to the rank of a research scientist in Earth radiation budget experiments at NASA’s Langley Research Center.
After fifteen years of success in this venture, Dr. Smith accepted a position as a research scientist in clouds and Earth radiant energy systems. He excelled in this role, leveraging his expertise and experience for more than 25 years, and has maintained his affiliation with the Langley Research Center as an investigator in the clouds and Earth radiation energy science team since 1990. In addition to his work for NASA, Dr. Smith has contributed to the National Center for Space Studies in Paris, France as an international scanner in the radiation science working group since 1995, and has served as a research professor at his alma mater, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, since 1997.
Dr. Smith currently holds the post of senior scientist at Science Systems Applications Incorporated, where he has worked since 2000. He has contributed numerous research articles to professional journals, and has maintained affiliation with the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union. He has been recognized with myriad awards, including the H.J.E. Reid Award for Best Publication from NASA’s Langley Research Center in 1981, Langley’s Technical Excellence Award and a Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, among many others. As an additional testament to his success, Dr. Smith has been selected for inclusion in the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and the 71st edition of Who’s Who in America.
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