Jean-Philippe Gasellu-Etchegorry - received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France, in 1978, the Aggregation degree in physics from Paris VI University, Paris, France, in 1981 and two Ph.D. degrees in solar physics in 1983 and remote sensing in 1989, from Paul Sabatier University (UPS), Toulouse, France.
From 1984 to 1990, he worked in PUSPICS, Remote Sensing Center, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and SEAMEO, Bangkok, Thailand. In 1990, he joined the Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, where he was the Leader of the Remote Sensing Group. In 1995, he joined the Centre d'Etudes Spatiale de la Biosphère (CESBIO, UPS/CNRS/CNES/IRD), Toulouse, France.
He is currently Deputy Director of CESBIO and Professor with UPS. His research interests are in radiative transfer modeling in the Earth-Atmosphere system for studying Biosphere functioning with the help of satellite, airborne and in-situ remote sensing.
Since 1993, he leads the team that develops DART model (www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/dart/) that simulates spectro-radiometer images (visible to thermal infrared) (satellite, airborne, in-situ) and LiDAR signals of vegetation and urban landscapes, for any experimental and instrumental conditions (atmosphere, spatial resolution,...).