Dr. Brian Lynch, New Postdoc in Earth Sciences

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dr. Brian Lynch driving a Mars exploration rover


Dr. Brian Lynch recently joined the department as a new postdoctoral fellow, working under the supervision of Dr. Claire Samson. Dr. Brian Lynch has completed his B.Eng., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Carleton University. Both his masters and doctoral theses focused on modeling and control of shape memory actuators for applications in rotorcraft and spacecraft. His doctoral research was performed at Canadian Space Agency laboratories meanwhile he also contributed to the Kapvik lunar micro-rover project at Carleton University. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. Joshua Marshall at the Queen’s University Mining Systems Laboratory, undertaking new research in the area of autonomous prospecting and exploration as well as contributing to projects involving mapping and localization in underground environments. As part of the Earth Sciences department, Brian will continue this research and investigate the use of mobile laser scan data for extracting geotechnical information from noisy, low-density point clouds, in collaboration with industrial partner Peck Tech Consulting Ltd.