Waynick Lecture to discuss weather radar dual polarization technology

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thomas Seliga, a consulting electrical/electronics engineer and atmospheric scientist, will deliver the 2014 Arthur H. Waynick Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. April 18 in Ballrooms A and B at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Seliga's talk is titled, "Weather Radar Dual Polarization Technology and Penn State's Ionosphere Research Laboratory."

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow.

Prior to retiring in 2010, Seliga served as an electronics engineer with the Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass., where he was involved in studies and support of operational weather sensors and systems for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Seliga is a former program director for aeronomy at the National Science Foundation. Additional past employers include the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Weather Service and the Italian National Research Council's Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

A former associate dean of graduate studies and research in the College of Engineering, Seliga also held a variety of positions at Ohio State, the University of Washington and the University of Toledo.

His research and teaching focused on remote sensing and systems, aviation systems, surface transportation systems and ionospheric wave propagation.

The lecture is presented by the Communications and Space Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Last Updated April 15, 2014