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Authors: A. Legchenko, J.L. Plata and U. Yaramanci
Issue: Vol 9, No 2, April 2011 pp. 241 - 241
DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2011007
Special Topic: Advances in Magnetic Resonance Technology – Exp
Language: English
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Anatoly Legchenko graduated in computer sciences and electronics from the Electrotechnical Institute of Novosibirsk (NETI), Russia, in 1979. In 1992 he received his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Computer Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk. From 1981–1995 he worked at the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion (ICKC) of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, and in 1994 he joined the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), Orléans, France. In 2001 he graduated with a diploma of ‘Habilitation à diriger les recherches (sciences de la terre)’ (HDR) from the University Paris XI, France. In 2003 he obtained his actual position of senior scientist at the Institute de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Paris and in 2005 joined LTHE (Laboratoire d’Etude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement) in Grenoble. He took part in the development of the magnetic resonance sounding (MRS) method carried out in ICKC under the guidance of A.G. Semenov and participated in the development of the first MRS instrument HYDROSCOPE. Later, he developed an MRS instrument NUMIS (both hardware and software parts), in cooperation with IRIS Instruments, which was commercialized in 1996. He also developed the software package SAMOVAR, for the interpretation of MRS data measured in 1D, 2D and 3D configurations. His research projects are actually focused around the development of MRS method for groundwater investigation and the joint application of surface geophysical techniques for the characterization of aquifers. He teaches at the Paris 6 University and Grenoble University, France.

Juan Luis Plata received a degree in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain in 1972 and a PhD in Earth Sciences from the same university in 1976. In 1972 he joined the Geophysical Department of the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), where he has developed his entire career. He was appointed part-time Professor of Applied Geophysics at Madrid School of Mines (UPM) in 1979. At IGME he has been in charge of geophysical surveys related to mining, groundwater, environmental and geological investigations, using all the geophysical methods and writing more than one hundred technical and scientific reports as IGME open files. From 1991, he has also been involved in geophysical research, developing projects for new techniques and methods and promoting digital geophysical data bases and the recovery of old geophysical documents. He has been given more than thirty postgraduate courses, especially in the field of hydrogeophysics, at several Spanish universities. He proposed the name of magnetic resonance sounding (MRS) at the first workshop held in Berlin in 1999.

Ugur Yaramanci received a degree in Geophysics from the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany, in 1975 and a PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1978. He was a Junior Scientist and became an Associate Professor of Applied Geophysics at the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey. Supported by the Humboldt Scholarship, he conducted research at the University of Kiel, Germany, before joining the Research Centre for 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 at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. In 2008 he was appointed 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), where he is currently President.

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