Download CV

Armen Poghosyan

Research Scientist
Space Center

Professor: Alessandro Golkar

Dr. Poghosyan received his PhD degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA in 2013, and his BS and MS degrees in Geosciences from Yerevan State University, Armenia. Before Skoltech, he worked as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA and as a Consultant in Armenia.

Dr. Poghosyan’s research is focused on observing the Earth and its environment by remote sensing and machine learning techniques, analyzing nanosatellite capabilities for conducting science missions as well as working on H2020 ONION (Operational Network of Individual Observation Nodes) project investigating emerging fractionated and federated satellite system concepts for competitive imaging from Space.


Poghosyan, A., and Golkar, A., “CubeSat Evolution: Analyzing CubeSat Capabilities for Conducting Science Missions”, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 88, 59–83, 2017. [5-Year IF = 4.10]

Poghosyan, A., “Quantifying Urban Growth in Ten Post-Soviet Cities Using Landsat Data and Machine Learning”, submitted 2017.

Gonzalez-Meler, M.A., Sanchez-de-Leon, Y., Poghosyan A., Norby, R.J., and Sturchio, N.C., “Does Forest Growth at Elevated CO2 Affect Bioturbation and Soil Carbon Burial Rate?”, submitted 2016.

Corcoran, M., Bonina, S., Guo, J., Poghosyan, A., Li, A., Rockne, K.J., Giesy, J.P., and Sturchio, N.C., “Variations in Sedimentation Rate and Sediment Focusing in Lake Michigan Based on Radionuclide Profiles”, submitted 2016.

Blanc-Betes E, Gonzalez-Meler M.A, Welker J.M., Poghosyan A., and Sturchio, N.C., “Non-linear responses of SOC pools to increased winter precipitation: Are we underestimating the rate of permafrost degradation?”, in preparation 2016. 

Poghosyan, A., Morel-Espinosa, M., Valentin-Blasini, L., Blount, B.C., Ferreccio, C., Steinmaus, C.M., and Sturchio, N.C., “Chlorine isotopic composition of perchlorate in human urine as a means of distinguishing among exposure sources”, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 26, 324-328, 2016. [5-Year IF = 3.07]

Jackson, A., Davila, A.F., Böhlke, J.K., Sturchio, N.C., Sevanthi, R., Estrada, N., Brundrett, M., Lacelle, D., McKay, C.P., Poghosyan, A., Pollard, W., and Zacny, K., “Deposition, accumulation, and alteration of Cl, NO3, ClO4 and ClO3 salts in a hyper-arid polar environment: Mass balance and isotopic constraints”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 182, 197-215, 2016. [5-Year IF = 4.87]

Poghosyan, A., and Sturchio, N.C., “Temporal evolution of 36Cl abundances in the Great Lakes”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 144, 62-68, 2015. [5-Year IF = 2.35] 

Poghosyan, A., Sturchio, N.C., Morrison, C.G., Beloso, A.D., Guan, Y., Eiler, J.M., Jackson, W.A., and Hatzinger, P.B., “Perchlorate in The Great Lakes: Isotopic Composition and Origin”, Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 11146-11153, 2014. [5-Year IF = 6.40]

Wei, H., Aziz-Schwanbeck, A.C., Zou, Y., Corcoran, M.B., Poghosyan, A., Li, A., Rockne, K.J., Christensen, E.R., and Sturchio, N.C., “Polybromodiphenyl Ethers and Decabromodiphenyl Ethane in Aquatic Sediments from Southern and Eastern Arkansas, United States”, Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 8017-8024, 2012. [5-Year IF = 6.40]


Poghosyan, A., Lluch, I., Matevosyan, H., Lamb, A., Moreno, C. A., Taylor, C., Golkar, A., Cote, J., Mathieu, S., Pierotti, S., Grave, J., Narkiewicz, J., Topczewski, S., Sochacki, M., Lancheros, E., Park, H., Camps, A., “Unified Classification for Distributed Satellite Systems”, 4th International Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems Workshop, Rome Italy, 2016.

Matevosyan, H., Lluch, I., Poghosyan, A., Golkar, A., Moreno, C.A., Lamb, A., Lesne, O., Mangin, A., Sousa, A., Pica, U., Camps, A., “Operational Network of Individual Observation Nodes (ONION) User Needs Analysis”, 4th International Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems Workshop, Rome Italy, 2016.

Poghosyan, A., Sturchio N. C., Jackson, W. A., Guan Y., Eiler J. M., and Hatzinger, P. B., “Perchlorate in The Great Lakes: Distribution, Isotopic Composition and Origin”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 2013.

Corcoran M., Sturchio N. C., Poghosyan A., Li A., and Rockne K., “Sedimentation Rates in Lake Michigan Using 210Pb, 137Cs, and 241Am”, IAGLR 2013 Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2013.

Poghosyan A., Sturchio N. C., Guan Y., Eiler J. M., and Jackson W.A., 2012 “Perchlorate in the Great Lakes: isotopic composition and origin”, Goldschmidt 2012 Conference, Montréal, Canada, 2012.

Wei H., Aziz-Schwanbeck A.C., Zou Y., Corcoran M.B., Poghosyan A., Li A., Rockne K.J., Christensen E.R., Sturchio N.C., “Polybromodiphenyl Ethers and Decabromodiphenyl Ethane in Aquatic Sediments from Southern and Eastern Arkansas, USA”, 13th Workshop on Brominated and other Flame Retardants. Winnipeg, Canada, 2012.

Gonzalez-Meler M.A., Sturchio N.C., Sanchez-de Leon Y., Blanc-Betes E., Taneva L., Poghosyan A., Norby R.J., Filley T.R., Guilderson T.P., Welker J.M., 2010 “Radioisotope tracer approach for understanding the impacts of global change-induced pedoturbation on soil C dynamics”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 2010.

Blanc-Betes E., Sturchio N.C., Taneva L., Welker J.M., Guilderson T.P., Poghosyan A., and Gonzalez-Meler M.A., 2010 “Radioisotopes (137Cs, 40K, 210Pb) indicate that cryoturbation processes in Alaskan tussock tundra are accelerated under deeper winter snow: results from short and long-term winter snow depth experiments”, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 2010.