Aiman Soliman


Aiman Soliman is a GIScientist trained in the fields of landscape ecology and the application of remote sensing to study terrestrial environments. Aiman obtained his first degree in soil science from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. After graduation, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his education and obtained an MSc with distinction from the faculty of Geoinformation science at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. During this period, he was involved in a number of international development projects in Thailand and Egypt. In June 2010, he was awarded his PhD from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph in Canada. His doctoral research was focused on developing thermal remote sensing techniques to support information systems for precision viticulture. In his thesis, he developed time-resolved remote sensing methods using airborne thermal sensors to map soil properties particularly soil moisture content to support grape growers in Southern Ontario. He became interested in studying the impact of global climate change. He joined an international team sponsored by the European Space Agency (esa) to build a Geospatial Data Service for arctic ecologists and permafrost study community. Aiman is also a graphic artist with an interest in bridging the gaps between science and art and spends his spare time designing tessellation art and regular division of the plane. He currently lives in Illinois with his wife, Autumn, where they enjoy geocaching and spending time with their two cats .

Contact Information

CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

3101 NCSA Building

1205 W. Clark Street

Urbana, IL 61801