Airborne Science Manager, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Matt Fladeland is a research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center serving as Airborne Science manager in the Earth Science Division. Matt manages an Airborne Science Program Office responsible for payload integration engineering, aircraft data systems, SATCOM, and ground segment software tools and is Co-I or collaborator on several projects using UAVs to provide earth observations. Following graduate school at Yale he accepted a Presidential Management Fellowship at NASA HQ in 2001 where he supported program and budget formulation. After transferring to Ames he conducted research on carbon cycle modeling and lead the SIERRA UAV project. Under his guidance Ames has developed one of the largest civilian UAV fleets in the country which support science, autonomy research, and airspace integration. Matt serves on the DOE ARM aerial facility advisory board and is a member of the American Geophysical Union.