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The LuftSinn project began as an educational/outreach project of the George Washington University Laser Analytics Group, lead by Prof. Houston Miller. Contributors include Michelle Bailey, Esraa Ahmad, Monica, Flores, Kristen Caine, and Logan Malik.

The LuftSinn sensors are used alongside state-of-the-art laser sensors for carbon dioxide and methane detection in and around Washington, DC, but also in our field work in remote, Arctic regions. Over the next several years, our goal is to deploy a network of greenhouse gas and  sensors, while expanding their capabilities. As more sensors come online around the world, a key component to the expansion of the network will be data stewardship, quality assurance, and accessibility. We are committed to enabling and supporting these expansion efforts.


We are indebted to early sponsors of this project including  the Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement award, the CCAS Dean's Innovative Cross-Disciplinary Excellence (DICE) Award, the GWU Office of Sustainability and the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service through an Eco-Equity Challenge Grant, and the GWU Division of Information Technology, Research Technology Services.  Field applications of luftSinn sensors were sponsored by NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Research Program (under Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NNX14AN89G). We also gratefully acknowledge support for expansion of the DC luftSinn network through outreach activities associated with a grant from the National Science Foundation, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport (CBET) Systems program (under Grant CBET1706757).


This web page is privately maintained by J.H. Miller and is not an official publication of, its contents are not associated with or endorsed by the George Washington University.

page last edited February 8, 2018 by JHM