Spectral Sciences Incorporated (SSI) was founded in 1981 by five coworkers with a shared vision of a collaborative research and development environment with a focus on Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and related fields. This evolved into a fully employee-owned organization where doctoral-level scientists join together to make exciting discoveries and bring insightful solutions to complexities in science.
Thirty-five years later, SSI has become an internationally recognized resource hub for expertise in spectroscopy, remote sensing and imaging, and radiative transfer processes, among others. SSI’s scientists and engineers have built its foundation on extensive US government contract research and development, and are branching into commercial markets across multiple industries from defense companies to established technology organizations and start-ups.
From conception, prototype development, to field testing—the original goal of our founders is still active today, as we work to bring clarity, insight, and innovation to advanced scientific technology solutions.
From their headquarters just outside of Boston, MA, the team applies their brain power on many levels. From the not-so-menial task of turning light into data to actual rocket science, the team is often hard at work, doing what they love in their extremely collaborative work setting.
SSI is organized into five groups, each covering a somewhat autonomous technical sphere. Projects are assigned to groups, but personnel are encouraged to work across multiple groups. The groups and associated group leaders are:
- Remote Sensing – Steven Adler-Golden
- Atmospheric Sciences – Hoang Dothe
- Computational Chemistry and Physics – Robert Shroll
- Active Sensing – Robert Levine
- Sensor Applications Laboratory – Jason Cline
Group leaders are responsible for assisting project PI’s with planning, resource management and review through the project life cycle. Group Leaders shepherd projects in their groups, ensure they are on track, and seek out new business in the group technical area.
SSI has also named three senior level scientists as Technical Fellows – Neil Goldstein, Matt Braunstein, and Steven Adler-Golden. Fellowships are awarded for a history of scientific excellence applied over a broad spectrum of corporate endeavors. Fellows get involved in guidance and oversight of a broad range of projects that span all groups, ensuring that research goals are well defined and a path to success is well thought out.