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Authors: K. Holliger, L. Pellerin, L. Slater and U. Yaramanci
Issue: Vol 7, No 5-6, October 2009 pp. 661 - 661
DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2009046
Special Topic: Hydrogeophysics - Methods and Processes
Language: English
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Klaus Holliger received MSc (1987) and PhD (1990) degrees in geophysics from ETH Zürich and a postgraduate degree in economics (2000) from the University of London. He did an extended postdoc at Rice University in Houston, Texas and joined ETH Zürich’s newly founded Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group as a Lecturer in 1994, became Senior Lecturer in 1996 and was named Professor in 2002. Klaus has also worked for shorter periods of time at the USGS, Imperial College and the University of Cambridge. Four years ago, he accepted a chaired professorship at the University of Lausanne. He has just finished a term as Vice-dean of Research and is now the Director of the university's geophysics institute. He recently became Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Geophysics and previously served as Associate Editor of Geophysics, Water Resources Research and Geology. Klaus has a wide range on interests and has worked in a variety of fundamental and applied research domains. To date, he has published more than 90 peer-refereed papers. Currently, his main research interests are the inherently trans-disciplinary fields of environmental geophysics in general and hydrogeophysics in particular.

Louise Pellerin is the Geophysical Manager for Green Engineering, Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska, but often works from her office in Berkeley, California. She received her BSc degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Utah – all in geophysics. Her expertise is in the theory, acquisition, inversion and interpretation of electrical and electromagnetic techniques as applied to crustal studies, geothermal exploration and geotechnical, environmental and hydrological investigations. She has over 30 years experience in exploration geophysics, including positions as a Field Crew Chief in industry, a Research Geophysicist with the US Geological Survey and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Visiting Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. She is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University and a faculty member for the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience – a summer field camp. Active in professional organizations, she served as the 2007-08 2nd Vice-president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and is the Vice-chair of the American Geophysical Union Near-Surface Focus group.

Lee Slater is Professor of Near Surface Geophysics at Rutgers-Newark. He has co-authored seventy peer-reviewed publications on near surface and environmental geophysics and served as principal investigator on multiple awards from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy and United States Geological Survey. Lee is currently serving as the Chair of the Near Surface Geophysics Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and as Associate Editor of the AGU journal i>Water Resources Research.

Ugur Yaramanci received a degree in geophysics from the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany in 1975 and PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1978. He was a Junior Scientist and became an Associate Professor of Applied Geophysics with the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. Supported by the Humboldt Scholarship, he conducted research at the University of Kiel, Germany, before joining the Research Center of Environment and Health, Braunschweig, Germany in 1987 to work on geophysical investigations related to the disposal of nuclear waste. In 1993, he was appointed as a Full Professor of Petrophysics with the Technical University of Clausthal and in 1996 he became a Full Professor of Applied Geophysics with the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. In 2008 he was appointed as Director of a large-scale research facility of the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics in Hannover, Germany. He is Editor-in-Chief of Near Surface Geophysics and dedicated extensively to the activities of the EAGE. He is also a member of the SEG, EEGS, EGU and AGU and in particular the DGG (German Geophysical Society) as current President.

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