Since joining VITO in 2016, Jonathan  models and analyses BRDF signatures in satellite imagery. Understanding how satellite images are influenced by changes in illumination and observation geometry allows us to seamlessly join long-term (and multi-sensor) time series of biophysical variables.

Collecting photons and unveiling their stories.

Before joining VITO, Jonathan worked as post-doctoral researcher (Belgium, Finland, Germany) and associate professor (Mexico) in several astronomical research institutes. His PhD thesis research  with specialization on very-high angular observations (interferometry), optical spectroscopy and database mining of galaxies hosting actively feeding black holes was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service through a DAAD scholarship. Among the highlights of his previous duties were the scientific data explotation of spaceborne missions and the management of an interferometric station from the Event Horizon Telescope.