David Cotten, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist

David Cotten, Ph.D.

Geography-Geology Building, Room 319
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Principal Investigator, UGA Small Satellite Research Lab

Dr. Cotten led the design, integration, and testing of two CubeSat missions in UGA’s Small Satellite Research Laboratory, an undergraduate student lab consisting of more than fifty team members. He is interested in using his physics and biometeorology background in conjunction with remote sensing to improve knowledge of regional scale processes, specifically focusing on carbon storage and using unmanned aerial vehicles to further expand imaging capabilities.

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Georgia, 2011
  • B.S., Physics, Louisiana State University, 2005
Professional Appointments
  • Graduate Faculty, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, 2019 – present.
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Geospatial Research, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, 2015 – present

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