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Our Graduate Faculty Members

Each regular faculty member in the Earth and Space Science graduate program normally has a primary affiliation to one of the following undergraduate teaching departments: Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Environmental Studies or Mathematics and Statistics.

In the links below, faculty members are grouped according to one or more of the research areas indicated. Adjunct faculty members are included; they may act as members of supervisory committees and co-supervisors of graduate students but normally do not act as primary supervisors.

Current Faculty

Professor of Geomatics Engineering

Email: armenc@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 55221 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Photogrammetry, Unmanned aerial and ground mobile mapping systems, 3D mapping and modelling from optical and range data, Remote sensing mapping, GIS and remote sensing for disaster management, Data fusion
Professor of Geomatics Engineering

Email: sbisnath@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20556 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Precise Point Positioning (PPP) algorithm and application development, Software-defined GNSS receiver development, Network RTK evaluation and certification, GNSS-based precise orbit determination (POD) algorithm development
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science

Email: yochen@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 40124 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Modeling and forecasting of weather and climate.
Professor of Space Science, Director of CRESS

Email: dalym@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22066 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Planetary exploration and instrumentation
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science

Email: mgordon@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22764 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Atmospheric Emissions, Air Quality, Turbulent Processes
Adjunct Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Email: haasc@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77705 

Research Interests
Sea ice and snow thickness, Ocean-ice-atmosphere interaction, Arctic climate change, Airborne geophysics, Electromagnetic induction sounding, Sensor development, Satellite remote sensing, Ice engineering
Professor of Geomatics Engineering

Email: baoxin@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20557 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Canopy reflectance modeling, deriving biophysical parameters of forest canopies from remote sensing data, hyperspectral remote sensing, image segmentation and classification, 3D scene reconstruction, SAR/InSAR/PolSAR data processing and analysis.
Assistant Professor of Geomatics Engineering, Teaching

Email: mjadidi@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77704 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Geospatial Big Data Modelling, Building Information Model (BIM) and 3D GIS Integration, Spatial Graph and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), Dynamic Visualisation, Geospatial Knowledge discovery and Data Mining, 3D Web Mapping, Applications: Smart Environmental/Building/Cities and Intelligent Transportation
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Undergraduate Program Director in Earth & Atmospheric Science

Email: gklaas@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77727 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Numerical Modelling of Atmospheric Dynamic, wave dynamics, stratified shear flows, the transition to turbulence, cloud dynamics and mesoscale meteorology
Associate Professor, Associate Dean—Research & Graduate Studies

Email: reginal@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22095 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Nanosatellite technology development
Associate Professor of Space Engineering

Email: jmoores@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-5731 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Numerical Modeling of volatile processes on planetary bodies, Laboratory Simulation of planetary bodies, Space Mission Operations, Experiment Design & Data Analysis, Planetary instrument design and development & Space Mission Design
Assistant Professor of Space Engineering, Teaching, Undergraduate Program Director in Space Engineering

Email: franz.newland@lassonde.yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22095 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Novel orbit determination techniques, Spacecraft operations and simulation, Small spacecraft missions, Engineering education development
Assistant Professor Space Engineering

Email: ryan.orszulik@lassonde.yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22992 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Smart materials, Mesoscale piezoelectric motors, and Bioinspired robotics.
Professor of Geomatics Engineering

Email: spiros@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44187 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Dynamics of the Earth system to global and regional/local scales, as observed from terrestrial and space platforms. Determination of the gravity field of the Earth; sea-level variations; studies of the Earth’s atmosphere using GNSS/LEO occultations; space gravity missions and ionospheric dynamics; glacial isostatic adjustment; and data analytics
Associate Professor of Space Engineering

Email: bquine@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33483 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Spacecraft, Space structures and Mechatronic instrumentation.
Chair of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Professor of Space Engineering

Email: jjshan@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33854 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Dynamics, Control and Navigation, Spacecraft Formation Flying, Aircraft/UAV Formation Flight, Active Vibration Control, Smart Materials and Structures, Membrane Structures for Space Applications, Motion Synchronization, Ultra-Precision Motion Control, Orbit Dynamics / Interplanetary Mission Design
Assistant Professor of Earth and Space Science

Email: ibsmith@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77703 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Mars ice and climate processes, Geomorphology, especially related to ice, Ices in the Solar system.
Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering

Email: gsohn@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 650-8011 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
3D Urban Space Modelling and Augmentation, Photogrammetric Computer Vision, Geometric Remote Sensing, Web and Wireless GIS, Building Information Modelling
Professor of Atmospheric Science

Email: pat@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77707 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Atmospheric boundary layer and wind energy studies
Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering, Teaching, Undergraduate Program Director in Geomatics Engineering

Email: jgwang@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20761 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Multisensor (GNSS receivers/IMUs/Imaging Sensors) integrated kinematic positioning and navigation; precision Engineering Surveying; Mobile mapping, GNSS, and advanced data processing methodologies (Least-Squares and Kalman filter).
Professor of Space Engineering, Graduate Program Director in Earth and Space Science

Email: whiteway@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22310 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Professor Whiteway investigates the atmospheres on Earth and Mars. The work involves the development and application of laser remote sensing technology.

Cross-Appointed Faculty

Former Professor—now at Concordia University

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Email: amir.asif@concordia.ca 
Phone: 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Statistical signal processing and communications; Error-resilient, scalable video compression; Time-reversal, array imaging detection; Genomic signal processing and sparse, block-banded matrix technologies.
Distinguished Research Professor
Physics & Astronomy

Email: bartel@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 55424 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Supernovae and their remnants; Pulsars; Active Galactic Nuclei; Observational tests of general relativity; Radio continuum astronomy; Very Long Baseline Interferometry.
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus
Chemistry
Email: dkbohme@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 66188 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Biophysical and Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry, Gas Phase Chemistry, Kinetics and Energetics of Reactions of Bare Metal, Organometallic and Biometallic Ions, Chemistry
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Email: alexcz@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77077 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
computational mechanics, visualization, design verification and validation.
Professor

Physics & Astronomy
Email: mmdr@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77761 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Active Galactic Nuclei, especially Seyfert galaxies; Cool dwarf stars; Structure of the Milky Way galaxy.
Professor
Chemistry

Email: hastie@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77766 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Atmospheric Chemistry
Professor

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Email: richard.hornsey@lassonde.yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44182 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Machine vision, space systems, industrial inspection, and vision rehabilitation.
Professor
Physics & Astronomy

Email: mccall@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33773
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Formation, evolution, and structure of galaxies; Aggregates of galaxies, especially the Local Sheet and analogues; Interstellar matter, especially gaseous nebulae.
Associate Professor
Chemistry

Email: rmclaren@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 30675 
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Atmospheric Chemistry
Professor
Mathematics & Statistics

Email: wujh@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33116 
Profile: Website
Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Email: gzhu@yorku.ca 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77729
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Industrial and applied mathematics