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Niels Bøie Christensen

Curriculum Vitae

 

1967 - 1972

Studies in mathematics and physics at Copenhagen University. Bachelor degree in both subjects.

1972 - 1975

Teacher at  'Det Frie Gymnasium'. (The Free High School).

1975 - 1.04.79

Studies in geophysics at the Laboratory of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, Aarhus University.

1.04.79

M.Sci. degree. 

1.06.79 - 1.07.79

Research assistant on a project with the National Forest and Nature Agency.

1.08.79- 31.10.79

Research assistant on a project with the National Forest and Nature Agency on the AC-geoelectrical sounding method.

1.03.80 - 28.02.83

Scholarship at Aarhus University. The topic was aninvestigation of the marine geoelectrical method.

1.03.79

Ph.D. degree.

1.03.83 - 30.09.83

Research assistant at a project for the National Forest and Nature Agency on the AC-geoelectrical sounding method.

1.11.83 - 15.08.84

Project manager of a research project for the National Forest and Nature AgencyFredningsstyrelsen  n the AC-geoelectrical sounding method.

15.8.84 - 15.8.88

Assistant professor at the Laboratory of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, Aarhus University.

15.7.87 - 15.11.87

Post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley.

15.8.88 - 31.8.88

Research assistant, The Technical University of Denmark.

1.09.88 - 1.10.88 

Research assistant on a project for the National Forest and Nature Agency. AC-geoelectrics: State of affairs and future prospects.

1.11.88 - 15.12.88

Research assistant, Aarhus University.

15.12.88

Associate professor at the Laboratory of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences, Aarhus University.

15.01.95 - 15.03.95

Post-doctoral research at the Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, Australia.

1.02.96 - 1.08.96

Post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley.

1.03.98 - 1.05.98

Research at the University of California, Berkeley

15.03.02 - 15.05.02

Research on 2D imaging of airborne TEM data at Fugro Airborne Surveys, Perth.

1.03.03 - 1.05.03

Research on 2D imaging of airborne TEM data at Fugro Airborne Surveys, Perth.

1.02.04

Obtained Distinguished Talent Visa to Australia

1.10.04

Absence of leave from University of Aarhus to live and work as a consultant in Australia

1.04.05-30.06.2006

Working with CSIRO Petroleum, Perth, on CSEM.

Teaching

  • For the past 20 years I have taught the course Environmental Geophysical Methods at my university department. It is a third year course with a broad aim and half the third year students take it.
  • Along with the above course, I offer a one week Environmental Geophysical Field Course for third year students.
  • I have taught a graduate course in Advanced EM methods for 10 years.
  • During the period from 1988 until September 2004 I have supervised 36 masters students and 8 Ph.D. students.

 

Ph.D. Supervision

  • 1993 - Thráinn Sigurðsson: Geological mapping and identification of rock using ground penetrating radar.
  • 1994 - Peter Duch: Surface and borehole-to-surface geoelectrical methods in one and two-dimensional environments.
  • 1996 - Esben Auken: 3-D Transient electromagnetic modeling - optimized measurement strategy; and transient electromagnetic soundings in hydrogeological investigations.
  • 1999- Ingelise Møller: Fast 2D inversion of large geoelectrical data sets for near-surface resistivity mapping.
  • 2001 - Lene H. Poulsen: Inversion of airborne transient electromagnetic data.
  • 2002 - Dorte Dam: Incorporation of geophysical data in parameter estimation of groundwater flow models.
  • 2003 - Anders V. Christiansen: Sharp-boundary, two-dimensional inversion of resistivity data.
  • 2007 - Rasmus Juhl Tølbøll: Application of frequency domain helicopterborne electromagnetic methods for hydrogeological investigations in Denmark.

 

Invited Talks

  • Christensen N.B. 1996, Electromagnetic subsurface imaging - A case for an adaptive Born approximation. The 13th workshop on electromagnetic induction in the Earth, Onuma, Hokkaido, Japan, July 12-18 1996. Review paper, 27pp.
  • Christensen et al. 1997, Course material for the Post-masters education in Geophysics: New Geophysical Methods for Archaeological and Technical Investigations. Technical University of Zurich (ETH), Switzerland, 17pp.
  • Christensen N.B. 1999, Rapid profiling and real-time imaging. Proceedings of the Workshop W6 on Advances in Exploration Geoelectromagnetism, EAGE, Helsinki 1999, 4pp.
  • Christensen N.B., Müller N. and Yaramanci U., 2000, Hydrogeophysics: Exploration of ground water and assessment of aquifer properties. Workshop at the EEGS-ES meeting in Bochum, Germany, 2000.
  • Christensen N.B., Resistivity mapping in 2010. Wokshop W1, Environmental Geophysics, EAGE meeting in Amsterdam, 11-15 June 2001.
  • Christensen N.B., Present research trends and future development in electrical and electromagnetic methods, University of Köln, december 2001.
  • Christensen N.B., Environmental Geophysics. Opening plenary talk at EAGE-Nera-surface Section meeting in Utrecht, 6-9 September 2004.
  • Christensen N.B., Development and Application of Geophysics for Regional Aquifer Studies. Invited talk for the Bicentennial Metting of the Geological Society of London, September 2007.