Dr. Niels Grobbe
Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 2016


Hydrogeophysics, Physics of Porous Media, Imaging, Coupled Seismo-Electromagnetics, Inverse Problems & Uncertainty Quantification, Seismic & Electromagnetic methods, Multi-physics approaches, Complex Wave Phenomena, Volcanology


EPSCoR Hawai‘i: ‘Ike Wai
Hawai‘i depends exclusively on local water. The multi-disciplinary ‘Ike Wai project aims to acquire, develop, and provide a wide-variety of data and models that increase our knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i’s fresh water resources, aspiring to address the grand challenge of water sustainability. In my role in this project, I especially focus on the geophysical element of puzzle. Using a wide-variety of data types and imaging & inversion techniques, I aim to provide quantitative characterization of the subsurface of Hawai‘i, as well as geophysical monitoring of Hawai‘i’s subsurface fluids, pore-fluid properties, and flow patterns. For more information: EPSCoR Hawai’i.

Projects Related to my ‘Research Interests’

Relevant work experience
Postdoctoral positions:
Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mathematics Department & Earth Resources Laboratory, USA.
Supervisors: Prof.dr. Laurent Demanet and Dr. Aime Fournier.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Geophysics at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Supervisors: Prof.dr.ir. Evert Slob and Prof.dr.ir. Kees Wapenaar.

Industry Experience:
Research Geophysicist at Aramco Overseas Company B.V., Global Research Center Delft, the Netherlands.

Relevant Links:

Co-Affiliation with: Water Resources Research Center

EPSCoR Hawai’i

Mailing Address
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST Building, Office 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
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