Kees Wapenaar received a Ph.D. (1986) in applied sciences at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands. At TU Delft, he was associate professor in the Department of Applied Physics until 1999, when he was appointed Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in the Department of Geotechnology. Since 2002, he has been head of the Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics section at that department.
His research interests are in wave theory and its applications in seismic imaging, multicomponent processing, and seismic interferometric methods. He received SEG's best paper in GEOPHYSICS award (2006), the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal (2010), and served as Editor-in-Chief of GEOPHYSICS from 2007 until 2009. He is a member of SEG, EAGE, AGU, and ASA.