Founder, Chief Science Officer 

“I founded Aeris out of a desire to provide innovative technical solutions to problems influenced by environmental and atmospheric factors.”

Dr. Bieringer received his B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Dakota in 1993, and M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University. He has 20 years of experience working on applied meteorological and engineering problems that include, operational aviation weather systems, meteorological algorithm development, numerical weather prediction, radar signal processing, atmospheric transport and dispersion (T&D) modeling, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense.

From 1995 – 2006 he worked on aviation weather applications at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL). His work at MITLL focused on a variety of aviation meteorological applications and included the development of aviation weather forecast algorithms, wind-shear detection systems, testing and evaluation of air traffic control radars, atmospheric modeling, and atmospheric turbulence research.

From 2006 – 2015 Dr. Bieringer worked on numerous defense and intelligence community funded research and development (R&D) programs at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its associated spinoff, Science and Technology in Atmospheric Research (STAR). During his time at NCAR and STAR he served as the chief technical officer at STAR and was the Principal Investigator (PI) on numerous Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) funded projects. In particular, he has served as the PI on numerous Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) funded projects, including the development of a virtual test and evaluation tool (VTHREAT) that can be used to test CBRN assets, development of CBRN source term estimation algorithm that utilizes adjoint modeling techniques, and more recently an analysis of alternatives for the detection of airborne chemical/biological agents. Additionally, Dr. Bieringer has provided both technical expertise and project management support on a wide range of efforts and customers including operational building protection for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), field test execution for the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), site specific risk assessment for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), modeling and analysis for the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), and atmospheric modeling R&D for the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC). He is a published author, patent holder, and has been given numerous presentations at scientific conferences and meetings around the world.

In 2015 Dr. Bieringer founded Aeris and currently serves as the company’s Chief Science Officer (CSO).