Geophysics prize awarded to Esben Auken

Professor Esben Auken, Department of Geoscience, has been awarded the Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award 2016 for his ground-breaking work in geophysics.

2016.03.16 | Christina Troelsen

Professor Esben Auken, Department of Geoscience, has been awarded the Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award 2016.

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is presented to an individual who shows extraordinary leadership in advancing the cause of near-surface geophysics. The award is presented jointly by the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) and the Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section (NSTS), of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

Professor Auken played an important role in the development of technologies such as SkyTEM.

In the declaration setting out the reasons for awarding the prize, it says:

“Over the last 20 years, Dr Esben Auken has made outstanding and unique contributions to the development of airborne time-domain EM (TEM) methods, and inverse codes required to process these data sets. Dr Auken has built arguably the strongest research group in near-surface geophysics in Europe, and perhaps worldwide at this time.”

Read the entire declaration here (download PDF file).

 

 

For more information, please contact

Professor Esben Auken
Department of Geoscience
Aarhus University
esben.auken@geo.au.dk
+45 2899 2587

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