60 Years Space Physics Research Laboratory

SPRL at 60

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Speaker Biography

Photo - Tony EnglandTony England
University of Michigan
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, College of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor, Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences

A. W. (Tony) England has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UM since 1988, Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences since 1994, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering since 2004.

He earned his Ph.D. in geophysics from M.I.T. in 1970. His research has included scattering theory applied to the microwave brightness of the Earth and planets, and the development and use of ice-sounding radar for the study of glaciers in Alaska and Antarctica. His current research concerns developing Land-Surface Process/Radiobrightness (LSP/R) models of land-atmosphere energy and moisture fluxes in the Arctic.

He has been co-Investigator for the Apollo 17 Surface Electrical Properties experiment, and Co-Investigator on Shuttle Imaging Radar –A and –C experiments. He was a scientist-astronaut during two periods with NASA where he served as Mission Scientist for Apollo’s 13 and 16, Mission Specialist crewman on the Spacelab 2 flight in 1985, and Space Station Program Scientist in 1986-87. He has been a Research Geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, a visiting Professor at Rice University, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, a member of the National Research Council's Space Studies Board, and chair of several federal committees concerned with science and technology policy. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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