Expert in theory and application of broadband magnetotelluric (BMT) methods. Over 20 years of professional and academic experience in geophysics, computer programming, and developing instruments. Invented and designed high-sensitivity audio-frequency magnetotelluric instruments and developed robust statistical procedures for inversion of MT data. He is co-founder of Vega Geophysics, Ltd. and author of over 50 professional papers, monographs, and texts used internationally in universities.

Professional Experience

2009 – Present. Senior Geophysicist, BMT; Dewhurst Group, L.L.C.
2005 – Present. Professor of Geophysics and Researcher, University of Oulu, Finland
2003 – Present. Guest Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden
2001 – Present. Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
2009. Guest Researcher, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2001 – 2003. Post-Doctoral Position, Uppsala University, Sweden
1998 – 2001. Research Associate, Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
1999 – 2001. Senior Research Scientist, St. Petersburg Filial of IZMIRAN, Russia

Education

Ph.D., Geophysics. Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia (1998)

Dissertation: “Development of magnetotelluric data processing technique and its application for investigation of lithosphere geo-electrical structure of the Baltic Shield eastern part” (140 pp.)

M.S., Physics of Earth and Planets. St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia (1995).

B.S., Physics. St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia (1993).