Meet the Science Team
Dr. Scott M. Bailey
Deputy PI for AIM
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Bailey’s research activities involve studies of the Sun’s influence on the upper atmosphere including the formation and variability of polar mesospheric clouds. He is actively engaged in sounding rocket and satellite observations of both the Earth and Sun. He served as instrument scientist and later principal-investigator on the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer satellite. He is co-investigator on the Solar EUV Experiment and EUV Variability Experiment. He is deputy-principal investigator of NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission. Dr. Bailey is currently an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.S. in Physics from Virginia Tech 1990. He received his M.S. in 1994 and his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Colorado. Before joining Virginia Tech, he was a faculty member in the Geophysical Institute and Department of Physics at the University of Alaska and he was a research assistant professor of physics in the Center for Atmospheric Science at Hampton University. In his spare time, Dr. Bailey enjoys the outdoors, especially bicycling and canoeing.