Contact Information

Mailing Address:
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328



Luca Cinquini

Software Engineer


Luca Cinquini is a senior software engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he is involved in architecting and developing software components for management and analysis of Earth System Data. His major activity is working at the Earth System Grid, the global infrastructure used to distribute model and observational data for research on climate change. Luca collaborates closely with NOAA NESII to promote shared development and common infrastructure between the two agencies. Before being involved in the Earth Sciences, Luca used to work in High Energy Physics, where he got his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Colorado (May 1996)
  • M.S., Physics, University of Colorado (March 1995)
  • B.S., Physics, University of Milan (Italy) (March 1991)

Professional Interests

  • Software architectures for Earth Systems Data
  • Web technologies
  • Object Oriented programming

Special Honors and Recognitions

  • Spring 2009, NCAR/CISL Special Recognition Award for joint support of the NCAR Summer Symposium on Dynamical Cores
  • Spring 2006, NCAR/CISL Special Recognition Award for work contributed to NCAR participation in the TeraGrid
  • Summer 2001, NCAR/ACD Special Recognition Award for joint support of the TOPSE field campaign