(Emery, William J - 2009) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarly and Creative Work uri icon



  • Professor Emery is an internationally recognized leader in research using remote sensing to study the atmosphere and the ocean. His interdisciplinary work sits at the intersection of oceanography and engineering as he uses satellite data from optical and microwave sensors to obtain information about the ocean’s physical properties.
    His expertise with instrumentation capable of monitoring earth processes from space has been recognized with numerous awards, including the College of Engineering and Applied Science Faculty Research Excellence Award, the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Education Award, and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Outstanding Service Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the world’s leading professional associations for the advancement of technology. He was named an IEEE fellow in 2002.
    Because of the depth and breadth of his expertise, Professor Emery has been an invited lecturer on earth remote sensing in countries around the world, including Japan, France, China, the former Soviet Union, Spain, Chile, and Italy. In addition to his impressive research accomplishments, Emery made a major contribution to the field as the founding editor of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters where he has served as editor-in-chief. He is co-author of two textbooks on physical oceanography, has translated three oceanographic books from German to English, and has authored more than 130 refereed publications.

year awarded

  • 2009