Dr. Amita Mehta joined ARSET in 2012. Dr. Mehta obtained her M.Sc. in Physics from Gujarat University, India in 1982, and obtained her Ph.D. in Meteorology from Florida State University in 1991. After completion of her Ph. D, Dr. Mehta worked as a research scientist in the Sounder Research Team (SRT) at Goddard Space Flight Center until August 2001. Since then, Dr. Mehta works on the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission group as a research scientist, and is an affiliated assistant professor in the Department of Physics, UMBC.