Alaska Satellite Facility

SAR Scientist Spotlights

Dr Garreth Funning setting up instruments on ridgecrest

Gareth Funning, Ph.D.

California is a good place for a postdoctoral seismologist to work. It is one of the nation’s most seismically active states, after all. It wasn’t
Dr Forrest Willams in a canoe

Forrest Williams, PhD.

Forrest Williams is a newly minted Ph.D., having successfully defended his thesis near the end of 2022 at New Zealand’s Massey University, where his focus
Dr. Rowena Lohman, July featured SAR scirntist

Rowena Lohman, PhD

Sometime back in the early 2000s, Rowena Lohman attended an Alaska Satellite Facility Working Group meeting as a substitute for someone who couldn’t make it
Photograph of featured scientist Simon Zwieback

Simon Zwieback, PhD

Simon Zwieback’s office has little space in which to maneuver on this particular day in the West Ridge Research Building at the University of Alaska
Photo of Matt Pritchard along sharp rupture at south end of Salar del Carmen fault.

Matthew Pritchard, PhD

For Matthew Pritchard, volcanoes are where the action is. The more of them he can study, the happier he is. The Alaska Satellite Facility at
Joughin drilling a hole for installing a seismometer near a supra glacial lake in Greenland. Credit; Chris Linder

Ian Joughin, PhD

Ian Joughin is quite familiar with the Alaska Satellite Facility. That familiarity began during his time in graduate school and continued at the Jet Propulsion
Howard Zebker,PhD

Howard Zebker, PhD

If you want an idea of how long Howard Zebker has been immersed professionally with satellites and satellite data, just look up the launch date
Josef Kellndorfer, PhD

Josef Kellndorfer, PhD

Josef Kellndorfer heartily remembers receiving computer hard drives in the mail containing the data he needed for his research in the 1990s. Those hard drives
Paul Rosen, PhD

Paul Rosen, PhD

Dr. Paul Rosen is Project Scientist for the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) mission. NISAR will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic land surfaces, and ice masses, providing
Bernd Scheuch, PhD

Bernd Scheuchl, PhD

Bernd Scheuchl brings more than 25 years of experience using synthetic aperture radar remote sensing data in both industry and academia to his role as
Dr. Nettie LaBelle Hamer

Dr. Nettie La Belle-Hamer

As Director of ASF, Dr. Nettie La Belle-Hamer’s mission is to support and mentor her team of driven professionals as leaders in remote sensing and
Franz J. Meyer, ASF Chief Scientist

Franz Meyer, PhD

As ASF Chief Scientist, Franz J. Meyer leverages almost two decades of remote sensing research experience to act as the interface between ASF and the