• richard.medinacalde@howard.edu
  • Howard University


Dr. Richard Medina Calderon earned his bachelor degree in Physics from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. He gained experience in numerical programming and Physics lecturing at the Nuclear Reactor Laboratory and at Universidad Tecnologica del Peru, both in Lima, Peru. He obtained two Master of Science degrees in both Physics and Computational Sciences in 2009 and 2013 respectively at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his Doctoral degree in 2014.

Current Research

Light scattering and remote sensing with applications to air quality and climate change. Additional research involves numerical modeling of light scattering from both molecules and aerosol particles in the atmosphere as applied to LIDARs and Radiometers.


“Retrieval of the single scattering albedo in the El Paso-Juarez Airshed using the TUV model and a UV-MFRSR radiometer”, Atmospheric Environment 46 (2012) 430-440.

“Modeling visibility in the El Paso del Norte Region”, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, 2013, San Francisco, CA.


Post-Doctoral Associate, 2015 at Howard University, Washington DC.