Al Gasiewski

Research Partner


Professor Albin J. Gasiewski is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Director of the NOAA-CU Center for Environmental Technology (CET). He received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. Previously, he received the M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and the B.S. degree in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in 1983. From 1997 through 2005 he was with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Environmental Technology Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, USA, where he was Chief of ETL’s Microwave Systems Development Division. From 1989 to 1997 he was a faculty member within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. He has developed and taught courses on electromagnetics, remote sensing, instrumentation, and wave propagation theory

Professor Gasiewski is an internationally-recognized expert in passive and active remote sensing of atmospheric, land surface, cryospheric and oceanographic processes, and contributor to several related underlying disciplines, including electromagnetic wave propagation, scattering, and radiative transfer theory and applications, signal detection, estimation, and model-based data assimilation, microwave instrumentation, radio spectrum allocation, and sensor calibration and metrology. He is engaged in the development of surface-based, airborne, and spaceborne remote and in situ sensing systems for meteorology, hydrology, climatology and related environmental applications. His specific interests include the development of UAS-based systems for Earth observation and precision agriculture, and low-Earth orbiting constellations of passive microwave imaging satellites for improved mesoscale weather forecasting. He has interests in radar systems for glacial ice imaging and aircraft navigation, wave propagation in turbulent media, environmental sensor systems for renewable energy development, and systems for sensing electrical phenomena in the atmosphere. His remote sensing interests include the development of radar imaging systems for subsurface imaging of the ice sheets on Europa and Enceladus.

Prof. Gasiewski is a 2002 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Past President (2004-2005) of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), and founding member of the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO). He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, the International Union of Radio Scientists (URSI), Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. From 2009-2011 he served as Chair of USNC/URSI Commission F. He served on the U.S. National Research Council’s Committee on Radio Frequencies (CORF) from 1989-1995. He was the General Co-chair of IGARSS 2006, held in Denver, Colorado, and a recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Service Award and the 2017 Education Award from the GRSS.