Goetz Instrument Program Recipients 2012

ASD Inc. is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Award. These researchers are a great representation of a diverse cross section of disciplines utilizing reflectance spectroscopy in the field.

Barbara Rasaiah, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University
  • Proposal Title:  “The Role of Hyperspectral Metadata in Hyperspectral Data Exchange”

Chandi Witharana, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut
  • Proposal Title: “Bridging the Knowledge Gaps on Applications of Advanced Earth Observation for Ecosystem Conservation Efforts Among Developing Nations”

Kurt Prospere, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Environmental Biology, University of the West Indies
  • Proposal Title: “Establishment of Spectral Libraries for the Identification of Wetland Vegetation in the Black River Lower Morass, Jamaica”

Anuradha Pallipurath, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Proposal Title:  “Non-invasive Identification of Artists’ Materials on Illuminated Manuscripts by Fiber Optics Reflectance Spectroscopy”

Angela Erb, MSc student, USA and Kiran Gurm, MSc student, CA

  • Institution: Specialized Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich
  • Proposal Title: “Changing Vegetation Composition in the Arctic: Towards Quantifying Climate Feedbacks Through Shortwave Energy Fluxes and Methane Emissions”

Elizabeth Burakowski, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Earth and Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Proposal Title: “Spectral Surface Albedo of Forested and Cleared Land”

David Browning, Masters of Science Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Idaho
  • Proposal Title: “Hyperspectral Remote Sensing In Mineral Exploration Applications: Using Ammonium-Illite as a Pathfinder for Gold”

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