Bodo W. Reinisch, PhD
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (978) 735-4752
Fax: (978) 735-4754

Lowell Digisonde International, LLC
175 Cabot St, Suite200
Lowell, MA 01854


Directing the LDI operations. National and international representation of LDI. Research and development. Publishing in scientific journals and presentations at conferences.

BS Physics/Math – University of Freiburg, Germany
MS (Diploma) Physics – University of Freiburg, Germany
Ph.D. Physics – University of Massachusetts Lowell

Ionospheric Research Institute Breisach, Germany (1963-65), Head, Ionospheric Sounding Group.

University of Massachusetts Lowell (1965-2010), Professor and Department Head, Electrical Engineering; Professor, Atmospheric Sciences Department; Founder and Director of the Center for Atmospheric Research. Now Professor Emeritus.

Lowell Digisonde International, LLC (2010 - ), Founder and President.

Development of advanced HF Doppler radar systems for the exploration of geospace plasma from ground and satellites; Global Ionospheric Radio Observatory (GIRO); radio wave propagation; ionosphere and plasmasphere  modeling; real time data analysis; data dissemination; >250 publications in peer-reviewed journals/books.

Leadership and Awards:

  • International Chair of URSI Ionospheric Informatics Working Group (1990-1993).

  • International Vice-Chair and Chair of Commission G of URSI (1993-1999).
  • International Vice-Chair and Chair of COSPAR/URSI Inter-Union IRI Working Group (International Reference Ionosphere) (1994-2010).
  • Associate Editor, Radio Science (1988-1998).
  • Editor, J. Advances in Space Research (1991-2015).
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (2003-2010).
  • Editor, J. Earth, Planets and Space (2009-2011).
  • PI, Radio Plasma Imager (RPI) for NASA's IMAGE satellite mission (1995-2005).
  • Federal Republic of Germany Friendship Award (1983).
  • Federal Republic of Germany Cross of Merit (Verdienstkreuz am Bande) (1987).
  • President and Chairman of the Board, German International School Boston (2009-2013)
  • J. Atmospheric & Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Most Cited Article 2005-2010 award (2010).
  • International URSI Appleton Prize for "Outstanding Contributions to Studies in Ionospheric Physics", Istanbul, Turkey (2011).
  • Federal Republic of Germany Cross of Merit First Class (Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse) (2011).
  • International Kristian Birkeland Medal for Space Weather and Climate, Liège, Belgium (2014).

Classical music, reading, international education