Professor, Xerox Chair and Director
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
Dr. Messinger received a Bachelors degree in Physics from Clarkson University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has worked as an Analyst for XonTech Inc. and on the National Missile Defense Program for Northrop Grumman. He is currently a Professor, the Xerox Chair in Imaging Science, and Director of the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also an Associate Editor of the journal Optical Engineering and a Senior Member of SPIE. He has published over 150 scholarly articles. His personal research focuses on projects related to remotely sensed spectral image exploitation using physics-based approaches and advanced mathematical techniques with applications to remote sensing problems, cultural heritage imaging, archeology, and disaster response.