Thread: Ph.D. position in Delft: Seismic imaging of the near surface

Started: 2020-09-21 09:37:09
Last activity: 2020-09-21 09:37:09
Cornelis Weemstra
2020-09-21 09:37:09
Dear Colleagues,

We currently have a vacancy for a Ph.D. position at Delft University of Technology. The project is titled ‘3D seismic imaging of the near surface’, and is financed by the Delphi consortium (
It would be highly appreciated if you could bring these vacancies to the attention of prospective PhD candidates. In particular, we are interested in candidates with a proven excellence in mathematics and/or (geo)physics.

Seismic near-surface imaging has a wide range of applications. These include geotechnical, geophysical, archaeological, infrastructural/NDT (non-destructive testing), and safety and security related applications. Specific applications also contribute to the energy transition. For instance, the determination of mechanical properties of the shallow subsurface for the purpose of wind turbine foundation design, or the imaging/monitoring of the near surface for CO2 sequestration activities. The scale, and hence the frequencies involved, vary considerably among the listed applications. Notwithstanding, they are all based on the same (wave) physics. This project therefore involves:

* Making an inventory of the various near-surface imaging applications and methods, and connect with groups within TU Delft that deal with these. Creating the circumstances for optimum cross-fertilization between these groups/application areas.
* Developing a method for improving the (lateral) resolution of 3D (x,y,z) near-surface images in terms of shear-wave velocity, and possibly density. In addition, detection, localization and classification of subsurface anomalies (scattering objects, voids) is part of the objectives.
* Demonstrating the improvement for a number of different application areas (e.g., geotechnical and NDT) using both synthetic and real data.

More details of the position can be found on:

The application period is currently open and is scheduled to close on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Best regards,
Kees Weemstra


Dr. Cornelis Weemstra
Assistant Professor

Department of Geoscience and Engineering
Delft University of Technology
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
The Netherlands

e-mail: kweemstra<at><kweemstra<at>>
cell: 0031 645012455

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