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Frederick N. Sonnichsen

Frederick N. Sonnichsen

Senior Engineer

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2871

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 08

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


BS State University of New York at Buffalo, 1975, Chemistry
MS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980, Physics

Research Interests

Application of physics to ocean sensor research, development and fabrication. Design and prototyping of various optical devices with emphasis on spectrometers. Fiberoptic cabled ocean observatory engineering.


Scientific-Physics and Chemistry. Engineering-Optics, Lasers, Electronics, Microprocessing, Data Analysis, Fiberoptics, Ocean Observatory Design and Fabrication.