I first began working at Harvard University in 1968 at the Harvard College Observatory. I began my career designing solar physics experiments that flew aboard sounding rockets and earth-orbiting satellites. In 1978, I relocated to the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences to manage Professor Jim Anderson's emerging research program studying ozone depletion in the Earth's stratosphere. Our teams of scientists, engineers, and technicians have measured the concentration of various free radicals that catalytically react to deplete ozone, all over the world. In 1987, our chlorine monoxide instrument made the definitive measurement linking increased CFCs with decreasing ozone over the Antarctic (Ozone Hole). Since that time we've gotten increasingly involved with more generalized global warming issues.
During my career at Harvard has involved in other activities. In 1989 I became a Freshman Advisor and have been doing this ever since. This has been very rewarding and has offered me the opportunity to interact with undergraduates in a significant way. In 1983 I formed the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences Safety Committee. In 1993, we absorbed the Physics Department into our safety program and in 2004 added the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. I have chaired this committee since its inception.
In 1985 I formed Harvard University's ABCD Committee, which I still chair. This group of computer system managers, network managers, programmers, and end users now numbers over 1200 individuals at Harvard and its affiliated institutions.
In my spare time I enjoy music and sing lead, play guitar and harmonica, and write all of the material for a band, curiously enough, called Solomon. We regularly perform at venues in the Greater Boston area and, in March 2002, released an album titled Not Life Threatening. In 2004 I released a solo album called Armando's Pie which has been played on over 100 radio stations.
If you would like to talk about any of the above, I can be reached at:
Atmospheric Research Project
12 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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