Hesham El-Askary

Dr. Hesham El-Askary is a tenure track Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Earth System Sciences, in the Department of Physics, Computational Science and Engineering at the Schmid College of Science, Chapman University [1]. He is also a tenured Assistant Professor on leave with the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt Alexandria University. He is also affiliated with the National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Cairo NARSS. Dr. El-Askary was elected to serve as the academic advisor for the Department of Environmental Science, Alexandria university 2007-2008. He was also elected by the faculty administration to serve as a member of the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) responsible for applying the Ministry of Higher Education strategies as a component in the accreditation process. Dr. El-Askary has been also elected on national basis to be a member of 30 in the Ministry of Justice consultant team for Environmental affairs, Egypt. He is also a member of 10 in the EGYPT SAT 2 research committee responsible for defining national needs and applications as well as defining data types and needs.

Dr. El-Askary’s has received his Ph.D. degree in Computational Sciences and Informatics from George Mason University in 2004. His research interests include dust storms monitoring and detection using different remote sensing technologies. He is also involved in studying air pollution problems over mega cities due to natural and man made effects as well as climate change and its impacts on sea level rise for coastal areas. He also contributed in studying the global ENSO impact on a local scale over Virginia and the Mid Atlantic region using the hourly precipitation data from NCDC and currently studying that impact over California. Hesham El-Askary teaching experience developed through teaching courses at different levels and at several different universities, including being a lab instructor at Alexandria University (Egypt) and at George Mason University, adjunct professor of Earth System Sciences at George Mason University and Assistant Professor of Environmental Physics at the Alexandria University. This experience has enabled him to teach many types of students at various stages in their academic careers, and to develop his teaching philosophy. He taught courses in Environmental Geology, Remote Sensing, Climate Change and Atmosphere, Applied Geophysics, Aerial photography, Environmental Applications of laser, Natural hazards. He offered a workshop in Remote Sensing Techniques and Applications in Climate Change and Global Environmental Change that was held in Korea University, June 2009. He also served as program coordinator for the Remote Sensing of the Environment and Earth image processing workshop and training course that was held in Alexandria university Egypt, April 2007. He has been involved in teaching a graduate level course EOS 759 at George Mason University summer 2006, titled “Introduction to Natural Hazards and Remote Sensing” as well teaching a training course summer 2006, titled “Introduction to Earth Observing, Climate change and Disasters” to the Chinese delegates of the Heilongjiang Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (HLJBSM), China as a part of their certificate program.

El-Askary has published over a 20 refereed research publications, conferences full paper and book chapters in this research areas. Dr. El-Askary’s research has been supported by NSF, NASA, USDA and EU. Dr. El-Askary has received the Saudi Arabia award hosted by the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) affiliated with the League of Arab states for the best published article in Environmental Management among 150 articles in 2006 2006. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), AGU, EGU, COSPAR, and Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.