Hesham El-Askary has received his Ph.D. degree in computational sciences and informatics from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, in 2004. Dr. El-Askary serves as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of remote sensing and earth system sciences in the Department of Physics, Computational Science and Engineering, Schmid College of Science, Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA. Also, he works as a Tenured Assistant Professor on leave in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt. He is also affiliated at the National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Cairo, Egypt. 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 Administration Faculty 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 the Ministry of Justice Consultant Team for Environmental Affairs, Egypt. His research interests include dust storms monitoring and detection using different remote sensing technologies. He is also involved in studying air pollution problems over megacities 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 to 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 he is studying that impact over California.
Biography Updated on 4 June 2014