Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Alexander Braun, P.Geoph

Office: Miller Hall/Bruce Wing 520
Phone: 613-533-6621


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.

Supervising Information

I am always looking for motivated graduate students or interested undergraduate students who would like to work in my lab.

Professional Associations

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 or Google Scholar at


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