Our company

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, we are an early-phase startup focusing on applying innovative optical, electronic, and computational techniques to develop cutting-edge particle measurement equipment.

Who we are

CloudSci is made up of a talented group of people with diverse skill sets, covering expertise in aerosol science, indoor air quality, cloud microphysics, optical physics, data science, and more. All of us are passionate about finding unique technological solutions to particle measurement challenges.

Matt Freer — CEO

Matt Freer has been involved with airborne atmospheric science for more than 20 years, focusing on the hardware, software, and data processing aspects of in-situ cloud microphysics measurements. He holds an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before founding CloudSci, he was a research programmer at the University of Illinois in the McFarquhar research group, developed standards and software processing tools at the European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR) in Toulouse, France, led the sales, marketing, and support of cloud probes at Droplet Measurement Technologies in Boulder, Colorado, and led several SBIRs for cloud probe development at Handix Scientific in Fort Collins, Colorado

Nick Good — VP Operations

Nick’s career has spanned research, project management, and consultancy. He graduated with a degree in Physics, before obtaining a doctorate in Atmospheric Science from the University of Manchester. His research career has focused on various areas of aerosol science including health effects, human exposure, pollutant formation, and the measurement of particle properties. In 2019 he founded an environmental consultancy that has served clients in government, automotive, chemical, and disaster relief sectors among others. As a founder and the vice-president of operations at CloudSci he is working to develop the next generation of aerosol measurement instruments and airborne particle analysis techniques.

Matt Berg — Head of Optical Design

Matthew Berg’s expertise spans 20+ years of applied research in light scattering and other topics in electromagnetic theory. Much of his work focuses on developing both measurement and data-analysis methods to characterize aerosols via scattering. A notable example is his adaptation of digital holography to image freely flowing aerosol particles, revealing individual particle size and shape. Matthew received a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University in 2008. His postgraduate work was supported by a National Research Council DoD fellowship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. As a co-founder and Head of Optical Design at CloudSci, Matthew formulates novel concepts and designs for aerosol-measurement instruments to serve a wide range of practical applications.

Our mission

To improve understanding of the planet and built environments through advanced particle measurement devices.