Thorkild M. Rasmussen, Division of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Applied Geophysics became Exploration Geophysics

Published: 16 January 2014

The research subject Applied Geophysics changed name to Exploration Geophysics in conjunction with the previous Chaired Professor, Professor Sten-Åke Elming, retired and was replaced by Professor Thorkild M. Rasmussen.

Thorkild M. Rasmussen has a background as a senior researcher in geophysics at the Department of Petrology and Ore Geology of Denmark and Greenland Geological Survey (GEUS). The work at GEUS has largely regarded geophysical data from Greenland, where the purpose, inter alia, has been to support exploration. Thorkild M. Rasmussen, however, also from his time at GEUS experience with exploration in Ghana, Tanzania, Norway and Germany. Thorkild M. Rasmussen has previously worked at SGU and at Uppsala University, where he primarily worked on magnetic and electromagnetic methods.

Thorkild M. Rasmussen (right) in discussion with colleagues during a break in airborne electromagnetic measurements for mineral exploration in Ghana.

What is the reason for the name change on the research subject?

- We want to highlight LTU's interest to strengthen research and teaching on the subject of exploration geophysics. Exploration geophysics is extremely important to meet the University's goals in the strategic focus on the priority "The mining and metallurgy engineering", which includes research from exploration to production of metals and finished products. Exploration geophysics is under constant development with new and improved methods of measurement and interpretation methodology. Geophysical methods are increasingly important as the need to look for minerals at great depths will increase, says Thorkild.

Professor Sten-Åke Elming will continue to work on about 15% in 2014.


Thorkild Maack Rasmussen

Maack Rasmussen, Thorkild - Professor and Head of Subject, Head of Division

Organisation: Exploration Geophysics, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493413
Room: F844 - Luleå»