Our Faculty

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 the other of the research areas indicated. Adjunct faculty members are included; they may act as members of supervisory committees and co-supervisor of graduate students but normally do not act as primary supervisors.

Current Faculty


Costas Armenakis

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


Sunil Bisnath

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


Yongsheng Chen

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.


Michael Daly

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


Mark Gordon

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Graduate Program Director in Earth and Space Science
Email: mgordon@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22764
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Atmospheric Emissions, Air Quality, Turbulent Processes


Christian Haas

Adjunct Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Email: haasc@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77705
Profile: Website

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


Baoxin Hu

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.


Mojgan (Amaneh) Jadidi

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


Gary Klaassen

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


Regina Lee

Associate Professor, Associate Dean—Research & Graduate Studies
Email: reginal@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22095
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Nanosatellite technology development


John Moores

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


Franz Newland

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


Ryan Orszulik

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.


Spiros Pagiatakis

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


Brendan (Ben) Quine

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.


JinJun Shan

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


Isaac Smith

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.


Gunho Sohn

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


Neil Tandon

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science
Email: neil.tandon@lassonde.yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22076
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Climate dynamics, Climate extremes, Atmospheric dynamics, Ocean dynamics, Sea ice dynamics.


Peter Taylor

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


Jian-Guo Wang

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).


Jim Whiteway

Professor of Space Engineering
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.


Professors Emeriti

Keith Aldridge

Professor Emeritus of Geophysics and Senior Scholar
Email: keith@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-5245
Profile: Website


Gary Jarvis

Professor Emeritus
Email: jarvis@yorku.ca
Phone:
Profile: Website


Mary Ann Jenkins

Professor Emeritus of Earth and Space Science and Engineering
Email: maj@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77710
Profile: Website


Ian C. McDade

Professor Emeritus of Space Science
Email: mcdade@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22859
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Optical Aeronomy, Space Physics


Tom McElroy

Professor Emeritus of Earth & Space Science & Engineering
Email: tmcelroy@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22113
Profile: Website

Research Interests
Space-based remote sounding of the atmosphere


John Miller

Professor Emeritus of Geomatics and Space Physics
Email: jrmiller@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 20647
Profile: Website


Gordon G. Shepherd

(Professor Emeritus of Space Science)
Email: gordon@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33221
Profile: Website


Anthony Szeto

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

Research Interests
Global Positioning Systems, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Earth Rotation Dynamics


Cross-Appointed Faculty

Amir Asif

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.


Norbert H. Bartel

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.


Diethard K. Bohme

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


Alex Czekanski

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.


Michael De Robertis

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.


Donald R. Hastie

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

Research Interests
Atmospheric Chemistry


Richard I. Hornsey

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.


Marshall McCall

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.


Robert McLaren

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

Research Interests
Atmospheric Chemistry


Jianhong Wu

Professor
Mathematics & Statistics
Email: wujh@yorku.ca
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 33116
Profile: Website

Research Interests


Zheng Hong (George) Zhu

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

Research Interests
Industrial and applied mathematics