Geophysics adds to editorial team

Associate editors shepherd through the review process papers related to their areas of expertise.

Tulsa, OK, 16 January 2019 – Geophysics  Editor-in-Chief Valentina Socco has added several new associate editors to help with the continued increase in submissions.

Stefan Buske, a Seismic Migration associate editor, is a professor of applied geophysics/exploration geophysics at Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany, a post he has held since 2010. He earned a PhD (1998) and a diploma (1994) in geophysics at University of Frankfurt a.M. Buske has worked in the Depth Imaging Department at Ensign Geophysics Ltd. and as head of Seismic Data Laboratory, Department of Geophysics, Freie Universität Berlin. He received EAGE’s Louis Cagniard Award in 2004. His research interests include seismic processing, modeling, imaging, and inversion and also seismic sounding of the lithosphere.

Sjoerd De Ridder, a Seismic Inversion associate editor, recently accepted a lectureship in applied seismology (beginning May 2019) at the University of Leeds. He earned a PhD (2014) in geophysics from Stanford University, an MSc degree from Delft University of Technology, and a BSc degree from Utrecht University. De Ridder has held positions with the University of Science and Technology of China and also with the University of Edinburgh. He has consulted with BP Norway and Total E&P UK in Aberdeen. De Ridder was awarded SEG’s J. Clarence Karcher award in 2017 in recognition of his work on utilizing surface waves from ambient noise for exploration seismology.

Niels Grobbe, associate editor for the Interdisciplinary Studies category, is an assistant professor (assistant researcher) in hydrogeophysics and applied geophysics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, holding a joint position in the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology) and the Water Resources Research Center. He obtained his PhD in applied geophysics from Delft University of Technology, and his BS and MS degrees in earth sciences and geophysics, respectively, from Utrecht University. He was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He gained industry experience as a research geophysicist at Aramco Overseas Company B.V., Global Research Center Delft. His research interests and expertise include the physics of porous media, hydrogeophysics, multigeophysics, integrated interdisciplinary studies, subsurface imaging and characterization, and inverse problems and uncertainty quantification.

Tony Martin, an associate editor for Seismic Velocities and Traveltime papers, is a principal geophysicist working for PGS in the United Kingdom. He received an MSc (1995) in petroleum geoscience from Imperial College. During his career, Martin has provided geophysical support and advice for a number of seismic processing contractors in a variety of locations around the world. He also worked for the Hess Corporation as a geophysical advisor. Published on more than 30 occasions, his current areas of interest are seismic velocities, inversion, and migration as well as all forms of automation in seismic processing.

Ben Witten, an associate editor for Passive Seismic and Migration Methods, is currently a research scientist at Nanometrics Inc. in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a BS (2005) in applied mathematics from Columbia University, an MS (2008) in geophysics from Stanford University, and a PhD (2017) in geophysics from the University of Western Australia. Witten has more than a decade of experience in passive seismic research and processing in both industry and academia. His current research interests are novel methods for imaging, inversion, and signal processing of passive seismic data.

Socco is continuing to add to the editorial team. Watch for next month’s edition of Publications News to learn more about new associate editors Junio Marini Alfonso, Gianluca Fiandaca, and Zoya Heidari.


Stefan Buske

de Ridder

Sjoerd De Ridder


Niels Grobbe


Tony Martin


Ben Witten


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