Dr. Alexander Braun is a Professor with the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen's University. His research focus is on global geophysics, geodynamics, satellite geodesy, and Arctic change. A special emphasis is on solid Earth-cryosphere interactions in Arctic Canada and Greenland. He is currently conducting research in the field of Arctic sea-ice mapping using a combination of space borne, airborne and in-situ measurements.
After obtaining a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Frankfurt, Dr. Braun worked for the GeoFoschungsZentrum Potsdam on Satellite mission development and operations. In 2002, he became a Byrd Fellow at the Byrd Polar Research Center and a Senior Research Associate at the Laboratory for Space Geodesy and Remote Sensing of the Ohio State University. He was Associate Professor of Geodesy in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Prior to moving to Kingston, ON, Dr. Braun was at the University of Texas, Dallas.