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Arthur Zygielbaum

Remote Sensing Specialist

Research Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Art Zygielbaum’s research focuses on remotely sensed measurements of vegetation stress and photoprotective response. Before joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he spent nearly 30 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, progressing from an engineer working on spacecraft tracking systems to a senior manager. He participated on the science teams of many space missions, including Voyager, Viking and Helios, and helped test Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Zygielbaum joined UNL as an administrative faculty member, working in educational technology. His work has helped garner over $19 million in federal grants. He has published over 45 professional papers and conference presentations, and edited a book on earth science information systems.

He holds a doctorate in geography and remote sensing from UNL, a master’s degree in electrical engineering-computers from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from UCLA.

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