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Timothy de Smet

Director, Geophysics and Remote Sensing Laboratory; Environmental Visualization, Research Assistant Professor

Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies; First-year Research Immersion Program


Dr. Timothy S. de Smet is an archaeological geophysicist who received his PhD from Texas A&M University in 2016. Tim is an expert in the use of non-invasive remote sensing techniques and geoarchaeology to study human behavior, social organization, and cultural change through time. His research focuses on the stewardship of the archaeological record using remote sensing techniques to non-destructively document and preserve sites. He is a remote sensing expert with over a decade of experience in the field and is currently the Director of the Geophysics & Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies at Binghamton University.

Research Interests

  • Near-surface Applied Geophysics
  • UAV-based Remote Sensing
  • Geoarchaeology
  • GIS Statistical and Physics Modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Geophysics
  • Geospatial Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Visualization
  • Geographic Information Systems

Research Profile