Professor Alexander Braun is a geophysicist by training and has held positions at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, The Ohio State University, The University of Calgary and The University of Texas at Dallas.
Research Interests/Current Research
Dr. Braun’s research is focused on understanding Earth systems, their interactions, by using geophysical observations from satellites, airborne and terrestrial platforms. The most recent research projects deal with monitoring multi-scale changes of mountain glaciers and ice sheets from satellite altimetry; magnetometry of Amerindian settlements on Antigua; Arctic change; and the fusion of LiDAR and other elevation observations for the generation of dynamic Digital Elevation Models. My research lab uses a linux cluster with a Hadoop file system and includes some of the best 4-D visualization systems available.
I am always looking for motivated graduate students or interested undergraduate students who would like to work in my lab.
Registered Professional Geophysicist with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta)
Research Associate of the Arctic Institute of North America
American Geophysical Union
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Admiral Richard E. Byrd Fellow
University of Calgary Engineering Students Society award for excellence in teaching, 2006 and 2007
University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering Early Research Excellence Award, 2008
Certificate of Appreciation, Univ of Texas at Dallas Office of Technology Commercialization, 2012
Please refer to my home-page at http://sea-level.org or Google Scholar at