Skip to main content

Bruce Anderson (NASA)

Title: Research Scientist, Atmospheric Measurements
Technical Focus Area: Atmospheric Composition, Chemistry & Dynamics, Airborne Science
Mission/Project: LARGE
Study Topics: Aerosols, Clouds, aircraft emissions


Dr. Bruce Anderson is a Distinguished Research Associate (DRA) in the Chemistry and Dynamics Branch of the Science Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center. He formerly led the Langley Aerosol Research Group (LARGE;, which conducts research to characterize the sources and fundamental properties of atmospheric aerosols; investigate links between aerosols and cloud microphysical properties; provides validation data for remote sensors and transport/transformation models; and contributes to assessments of human impacts upon the environment (i.e., aviation impacts on local air quality and climate). He has flown instruments aboard nine different aircraft including the NASA DC-8 (31 field missions) and P-3B (6) and has participated in over 40, NASA-sponsored airborne field experiments. He has also been very active in supporting NASA ARMD initiatives to determine the impacts of aviation on the atmosphere. This work includes being project/platform scientist on studies to characterize aircraft emissions during flight (SNIF, SUCCESS, ACCESS-1 and -2, ND-MAX) and ground-based operations (EXCAVATE, APEX-3, PW308, AAFEX-I and II, ECLIF-1); several of these studies have specifically investigated the effects of alternative fuels on engine emission performance.


  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Award
  • NASA Distinguished Service Medal
  • NASA Group Achievement Awards (>30)

Related Websites:

Need to get in touch with Bruce Anderson? Fill out the contact form below.