Geophysics Editor-in-Chief adds associate editors

Associate editors shepherd papers through the review process.

Tulsa, OK, 3 March 2019 – Geophysics  Editor-in-Chief Valentina Socco has added several new associate editors to help with the continued increase in submissions.

Gianluca Fiandaca, associate editor for Magnetic Resonance Methods, is associate professor in hydrogeophysics - electric and electromagnetic methods at the HydroGeophysics Group, Department of Geoscience, at Aarhus University in Denmark. He obtained a PhD in applied geophysics from University of Palermo (Italy). His main research interests are data acquisition, processing, and inversion in electric and electromagnetic methods, with emphasis on induced polarization; modeling of large-scale electromagnetic data; and nuclear magnetic resonance.

Zoya Heidari, a Borehole Geophysics associate editor, is an associate professor in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned a PhD (2011) in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining The University of Texas, she was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University from September 2011 to August 2015. Heidari was the founder and the director of the Texas A&M Joint Industry Research Program on “Multi-Scale Formation Evaluation of Unconventional and Carbonate Reservoirs” from 2012 to 2015. She has been the founder and the director of the University of Texas at Austin Industrial Affiliates Research Program on “Multi-Scale Rock Physics” since 2016. Heidari is one of the recipients of the 2017 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, the 2016 SPE regional Formation Evaluation award, the 2015 SPE Innovative Teaching Award, the 2014 TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) Select Young Faculty Fellows award from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, and the 2012 SPE Petroleum Engineering Junior Faculty Research Initiation Award. She served as the vice president of education for the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) from 2016 to 2018. She also has served as an associate editor for the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering journal, and she has engaged in many other activities serving petroleum engineering and geosciences professional communities. Her research interests include petrophysics, rock physics, multi-scale formation evaluation, borehole geophysics, integrated reservoir characterization of carbonates and unconventional resources, and completion petrophysics.

Alfonso Iunio Marini, a Reservoir Geophysics associate editor, is a geophysical advisor on seismic interpretation for Eni, exploring the world of digitalization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for geology and geophysics. Marini graduated in geologic sciences (1985) with honors, including thesis publication. Following a couple of years of academy and publications as a volcanologist, he was hired by Eni in 1987 to contribute to early developments on seismic stratigraphy and quantitative seismic, leading to new applications of seismic lithology, seismic inversion, AVO, innovative attributes generation, and well-seismic data integration for seismic reservoir characterization. In these knowledge areas, Marini collected experiences from several basins, often working in partnership with IOCs and NOCs at worldwide scale. In the mid-1990s, he started working on graphic machines for virtual reality and visualization, supporting seismic geomorphology integration in the geology and geophysics disciplines. Marini also continued working on quantitative seismic innovation, as “probabilistic” seismic reservoir characterization by elastic and geostatistical inversion approaches, more recently also involving RPM. During his career, he has managed hundreds of integrated seismic projects, including quantitative seismic for unconventional resources characterization. For Eni, Marini has served in the role of global geophysics advisor for all the relevant continental areas, advising for critical projects, also many giant/supergiant fields. Ten years were spent abroad as a seismic stratigraphy expert in Eni subsidiaries for exploration and exploitation activities. Marini has several publications and has participated in the organization of conventions and technical workshops. He has a passion for teaching activities in industry and academy, mainly devoted to the growth of an integrated geology and geophysics culture.



Gianluca Fiandaca


Zoya Heidari


Alfonso Iunio Marini


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