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Noto, John

Chief Scientist

Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates

Dr. John Noto is an expert in space physics, atmospheric science and remote sensing with 20 years of experience in remote sensing, optical science and engineering. He has been awarded six patents in optical telecommunications and optical sensing. Specializing in the design and construction of optical sensors, his team built and tested the UV optical system in the CTIP photometer delivered to Boeing for SENSE SMC CubeSat mission. John was the Principal Investigator for the ExoCube CubeSat mission funded by the National Science Foundation and Co-Investigator on the ExoCube 2 mission currently manifested for launch on Virgin Orbit in August 2020. John founded Scientific Solutions Inc in 1995, while still a graduate student at Boston University, he built a team and grew the business from startup to over $1.5M annual revenue and later acquired by Computational Physics Inc in 2016. As a division of CPI, his team continues to develop innovative optical sensor and space technologies.

​Originally from New York, John has lived in Lowell since 2008. As an advocate for small business he mentors for the NSF I-CORP program and the E_for_all business accelerator, and, in 2013, co-founded Lowell Makes, a 501(c)(3) community maker space and business incubator in Lowell Massachusetts.

John has a BS in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester, a MS (physics) from Tufts university and a PhD (Astronomy/Space Physics) from Boston University.

Noto, John
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