Research

I have a broad range of field experiences in academic research and in private industry settings. My interests include geomorphology, surface processes, sedimentology and stratigraphy and planetary geology. My doctoral training focused on the analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data to solve a series of geophysical problems in aeolian systems. More recently, I’ve used airborne and low-altitude camera data to do ultra-high spatial resolution topographic modeling. I have a comprehensive understanding of remote sensing methods: image acquisition, validation, calibration, exploitation, interpretation, visualization and integration into models. Tools that I use include multi-view stereophotogrammetry, spectroscopy, thermophysical modeling and GIS. Other interests include geohazards, environmental science, ecology, geologic mapping, open-source geospatial applications and software, integration of surface and subsurface geophysical data, imaging systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, multi-rotor and fixed-wing) and kite-based platforms. One of my latest projects is rapid prototype engineering using 3D printing and computer numerical control (CNC) fabrication methods. I peer-review journal articles in remote sensing, aeolian geomorphology, arid lands, planetary surface processes and geospatial analysis.