I am a geologist specialized in the application of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the study of water resources and environmental change in arid lands. I graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1986 with a M.Sc. in Geology. My PhD research, on the use of remote sensing in ground water studies, was undertaken at Boston University, USA, and completed in 1993.
Subsequently I was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Union to undertake post-doctoral research at the Earth Science Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain (1996-1998). More recently I was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to undertake teaching and research activities at Tohoku University in Japan (2014-2015). My current post is that of Research Associate Professor at the Remote Sensing Center of Boston University, Boston (MA), USA. In addition, I hold a post as Lecturer at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Tufts University.
I currently teach an introductory course in remote sensing at Tufts. Throughout my career I have taught introductory and advanced courses in GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Environmental Sciences, Geology, and Hydrology in various universities in Boston as well as abroad (Japan, Spain, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE). I am co-author (with Paul M. Mather) of the textbook “Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction”, Fourth Edition, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 504 pp.
I enjoy mentoring students of all ages and levels to develop their interests. I am particularly well-versed in advanced educational programs related to geology, hydrology, geography, Remote Sensing, and GIS application. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your academic journey!