About

about
Visiting scientist at Gravity Probe B (2006)

I joined the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences at Towson University as a full-time faculty member in 2009. Prior to that I spent 5 years (2003-8) as a Visiting Scientist with the Gravity Probe B (GP-B) experiment at Stanford University (above). Earlier, I worked as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan (2001-3), an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bonn in Germany (2000-1), and an NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council) Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford and the University of Waterloo (1998-99).

I obtained my PhD from the University of Victoria (1998) and my MSc from the University of Waterloo (1992) with a thesis based on research carried out at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley (1990-91). I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1989 with a BSc in Applied Physics and a Minor in Philosophy. Between my BSc and MSc degrees, I worked for a year as a flight dynamics engineer at Telesat, a satellite telecommunications company.

As of January 2019, I have co-authored 4 books and 67 refereed journal articles and conference proceedings. Information about most of these publications can be found on googleScholar.com. Preprint versions of some are available from arXiv.org and PDF copies of most can be downloaded from researchGate.net. My reviewing profile is at publons.com and my scientific tree can be found at academicTree.org. My Erdös Number = 4.