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Dr. Nicholas Kinar BSc, MSc, PhD, FRGS former Assistant Director, Smart Water Systems Laboratory (until 2022)

Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan

Academic Background

At the University of Saskatchewan with the Centre for Hydrology, Nicholas Kinar completed a Ph.D. specializing in electronic sensing systems and environmental physics. Nicholas is a member of the Royal Geographical Society (Fellow), the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  He is active on Twitter, where he shares a Hydrology Paper of the Day (@KinarNicholas) and is also the author of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) Bi-Weekly Paper Series.  Nicholas is an Editor for the UK-based Consilience Journal that explores the intersection between science and the arts.

Nicholas is an alumni of the University of Saskatchewan and the GIWS.  


Research Keywords and Interests

The use of electronic circuits to collect data for forward and inverse mathematical models that measure environmental phenomena. 

  • Electronic Circuits
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Intelligent Sensors
  • Near-surface Remote Sensing
  • Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Educational Activities with Electronics
  • Educational Outreach
  • Teaching Electronics in Environmental Science

Publications and Outreach