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. He is also a tenured Assistant Professor on leave with the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt. He is also affiliated with the National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Cairo. 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. 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.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2013