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Biography – Tom Woods


Dr. Thomas N. Woods

Dr. Tom Woods is Associate Director of Technical Divisions at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado. He obtained his BS in Physics in 1981 from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and his PhD in Physics in 1985 from the Johns Hopkins University under the direction of Dr. Paul Feldman.

Tom joined LASP in 1987 to work on the UARS SOLSTICE program under the direction of Dr. Gary Rottman. He originally served as the SORCE Project Scientist, and became the SORCE Principal Investigator when Gary Rottman retired (Sept. 2005). He continues in the role of SORCE XPS Instrument Scientist. In addition, Tom is the principal investigator of the TIMED SEE and SDO EVE satellite instrument programs at LASP. His research is focused primarily on the solar ultraviolet irradiance and its long-term effects on the Earth’s atmosphere.