Faculty & Researchers

Frasier image Stephen Frasier is a Professor and Co-Director of MIRSL.  He received the B.E.E. degree in 1987 from the University of Delaware, Newark and the Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests include microwave imaging and interferometric techniques, and applications in oceanography and meteorology.   Since 1994, he has been employed by the University of Massachusetts as a Research Engineer, Senior Research Fellow, and as a faculty member.    Dr. Frasier is a Senior Member of the IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society and a member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission F, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society.


Siqueira imagePaul Siqueira is a Professor and Co-Director of MIRSL.  He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan's Radiation Laboratory in Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  Prior to arriving at the University of Massachusetts, Professor Siqueira worked in the Radar Science and Engineering Section at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, run by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.  Prof. Siqueira's research interests are in radar interferometry, polarimetry, micro- and millimeter-wave instrument development, and remote sensing science for terrestrial applications.


Parente imageMario Parente is an Associate Professor and directs the Remote Hyperspectral Observers (RHO) Group.  He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in telecommunications engineering from the University of Federico II of Naples, Italy, and he earned M.S. and  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  Prior to joining MIRSL, he was a post-doctoral research associate at Brown University.  Dr. Parente's research interests include hyperspectral imaging, sensors and data analysis, and machine learning techniques for determining ground composition and detecting geomorphological features. He is a member of the NASA Compact Reconnaisance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) and the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) research teams.



Zink imageMichael Zink is the Paros Professor of Geophysical Sensing Systems and co-director of the Paros Center for Atmospheric Research.  He received his Diploma (M.Sc.) from the Darmstadt University of Technology in 1997. From 1997 to 1998 he was employed as a guest researcher at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he developed an MPLS testbed.  In 2003 he received his Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing) from Darmstadt University of Technology.  He works in the fields of sense-and-response sensor networks, distribution of high-bandwidth, high-volume data, and the design and analysis of long-distance wireless networks and Systems Engineering. Further research interests are in wide-area multimedia distribution for wired and wireless environments and network protocols.


Max Adam is MIRSL's Engineer & Lab Manager.  In addition to management of laboratory facilities and instrumentation, Max works on engineering projects, such as MIRSL's 35 GHz dual downconverter module for interferometry. Max also assists graduate students with radar development and provides support on severe-weather field campaigns. His previous work involved laboratory management in the Department of Physics.