Colin G. Farquharson:  Research Group


Here's a group photo from 6th March 2020 (the last one before Covid restrictions!):

Left to right: Mehrdad Darijani, Jianbo Long, Alican Demirbaş, Ekrem Bekin, Fan Luo, Guo Yu, Kai Wang, Zhejian Hui, Guangming Fu, Xingang Luo, Yingjie Zhu, Junjun Jiao, Jianpeng Liu. (Elsewhere: Jamal Alsafwani, Angela Carter-McAuslan, Chris Galley, Mitra Kangazian, Kadir Kara, Cevdet Kiliç, Peter Lelièvre, Xushan Lu, Ramin Rafiei, Onur Totoş, Ming Zhang, Polina Zheglova, Nannan Zhou.)

(Old group photos here.)



Here are the current members of my research group:

Xulong Wang  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Geoscience and Info-Physics, Central South University, Changsha; visiting MUN 2021-22).
Thesis topic: Investigation of joint inversion methods for geophysical gravity, magnetic and EM data.

Tao He  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Geological Engineering and Geomatics, Chang'an University; visiting MUN 2021-23).
Thesis topic: Investigation and development of methods for processing geophysical magnetic data.

Zhengguang Liu  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Geosciences and Info-physics, Central South University, Changsha; visiting MUN 2021-22).
Thesis topic: Development of methodology and software for inversion of geophysical controlled-source EM data.

Berkay Ersus  (M.Sc. candidate).
Thesis topic: Inversion of marine magnetic data.

Ramin Rafiei  (Ph.D. candidate, University of Tehran; visiting MUN 2019-22).
Thesis topic: Modelling and interpretation of geophysical, geochemical and remote sensing data for mineral potential mapping and estimating the geometry of the Hierd intrusive body in eastern Iran.

Mitra Kangasian  (Ph.D. candidate).
Thesis topic: Joint inversion of MT and gravity data.

Mehrdad Darijani  (Ph.D., April 2019; Post-Doctoral Fellow, co-supervised with Peter).
Post-Doctoral research: 3D remanent and vector inversion of magnetic data.
Ph.D. thesis title: Investigating Modelling and Inversion Techniques for Overburden Stripping for Uranium Exploration in the Athabasca Basin, Canada.

Jianbo Long  (Ph.D., May 2020; Post-Doctoral Fellow, co-supervised with Peter).
Post-Doctoral research: Investigating inversion methodology for geophysical EM data.
Ph.D. thesis title: Forward modelling 3D geophysical electromagnetic field data with meshfree methods.

Xushan Lu  (Ph.D., May 2020; Post-Doctoral Fellow).
Post-Doctoral research: Surface geometry inversion for time-domian EM data and DC resistivity data.
Ph.D. thesis title: Three-Dimensional Finite-Volume Time-Domain Modeling of Graphitic Fault Zones in the Athabasca Basin Using Unstructured Grids.

Jamal Alsafwani  (M.Sc. candidate).
Thesis topic: 2D joint inversion of gravity and surface-to-surface seismic refraction data.

Angela Carter-McAuslan  (Ph.D. candidate).
Ph.D. thesis topic: Automatic generation of proxy geology maps from geophysical data using machine learning.
M.Sc., January 2013: Joint inversion for geologically realistic, synthetic Earth models.

Dr. Polina Zheglova  (Post-Doctoral Fellow, joint with Alison Malcolm).
Research topics: Seismic imaging and inversion; full waveform inversion; level-set inversion of radio imaging (RIM) data.

Dr. Hormoz Jahandari  (Ph.D., April 2015; Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2015-2017, 2020-2022, Peter the main supervisor).
Post-Doctoral research topics: 3D MT inversion using unstructured grids; 3D DC/IP forward modelling and inversion.
Ph.D. thesis title: Three-dimensional numerical modelling of gravity and electromagnetic data using unstructured tetrahedral grids.



Previous members:

Chris Galley  (Ph.D., January 2022, co-supervised with John Jamieson).
Thesis title: The Development of the Surface Geometry Inversion Method with Applications to Modelling Seafloor Hydrothermal Alteration and Associated Mineralization.

Kadir Bahadιr Kara  (M.Sc., January 2022).
Thesis title: Three-Dimensional Forward Modelling and Inversion for the CSAMT Method Using Unstructured Grids.

Hosein Fereydooni  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Mining Engineering, University of Tehran; visiting MUN May-December 2021).
Thesis topic: Investigation and development of methodology for forward-modelling and inversion of geophysical controlled-source electromagnetic data.

Yingjie Zhu  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Geological Engineering and Geomatics, Chang'an University; visiting MUN 2019-21).
Thesis topic: Development and application of methodology and software for the joint inversion of gravity and magnetic data.

Ekrem Bekin  (M.Sc., September 2021).
Thesis title: 3D Modelling and Inversion of Audio-Magnetotelluric (AMT) data from McArthur River, Athabasca Basin, using Unstructured Tetrahedral Grids.

Alican Demirbaş  (M.Sc., April 2021).
Thesis title: 1D and 3D Inversion and Modelling of Airborne Transient Electromagnetic and Magnetic Data from over a Potential Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide Deposit, Cripple Creek, Newfoundland.

Onur Totoş  (M.Sc., March 2021).
Thesis title: 3D Modeling and Inversion of Airborne Gravity Gradiometry and Aeromagnetic Data from Budgell Harbour, North-Central Newdoundland.

Cevdet Anil Kiliç  (M.Sc., December 2020).
Thesis title: One-dimensional inversion of airborne time-domain electromagnetic data from Taylor Brook, western Newfoundland, and 3D finite-element time-domain forward modeling using unstructured grids.

Kai Wang  (Visiting Scientist, visiting from the Institute of Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration, China Geological Survey, Dec. 2019 - Nov. 2020, joint with Alison Malcolm).
Research topic: Investigating and developing novel computational methods for joint inversion of seismic, magnetotelluric and gravity data.

Junjun Jiao  (M.Sc., School of Geophysics and Measurement-control Technology, East China University of Technology, Nanchang; visiting MUN 2019-20).
Thesis topic: Forward modelling and inversion of time-domain electromagnetic data.

Jianpeng Liu  (M.Sc., School of Geophysics and Measurement-control Technology, East China University of Technology, Nanchang; visiting MUN 2019-20).
Thesis topic: Forward modelling and inversion of time-domain electromagnetic data.

Zhejian Hui  (Ph.D. candidate, College of Geo-exploration Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun; visiting MUN 2019-20).
Thesis topic: Development of 3D EM modeling and inversion methodology based on unstructured FEM for marine and borehole applications.

Guo Yu  (Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration; visiting MUN 2019-20).
Thesis topic: Development of MT inversion methodology for arbitrary electrically anisotropy.

Fan Luo  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Geophysics and Measurement-control Technology, East China University of Technology; visiting MUN 2019-20).
Thesis topic: Processing and inversion of large-scale satellite gravity and magnetic data.

Guangming Fu  (Ph.D. candidate, School of Geophysics and Measurement-control Technology, East China University of Technology; visiting MUN 2019-20).
Thesis topic: Three-dimensional geological modeling and metallogenic prediction of northeast Jiangxi province ore concentration area.

Dr. Nannan Zhou  (Visiting Scientist, visiting from Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2019-20).
Research topic: Development of methodology and software for the computer modelling of data from geophysical time-domain electromagnetic surveys, particularly those using grounded line source transmitters.

Ming Zhang  (Ph.D., 2020, College of Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering, Jilin University; visiting MUN 2018-20).
Thesis topic: 3D finite-element modelling of frequency-domain grounded line source EM data.

Dr. Peter Lelièvre  (Research Associate, 2009-2020).
Research topics: numerical modelling for unstructured grids; joint inversion; particularly cool stuff. FacetModeller!
Now Assistant Professor at Mount Allison University. Please go here for Peter's home page.
And Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at MUN.

Dr. Zhenwei Yang  (Visiting Scientist, visiting from Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, Henan, Mar. - Oct. 2018).
Research topic: Developing methodology and software for the forward modelling and inversion of magnetotelluric data.

Dr. Yan Liu  (Visiting Scientist, visiting from Institute of Mineral Resources, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Dec. 2017 - Sept. 2018).
Research topic: Developing methodology and software for the computer modelling of geophysical gravity and magnetic exploration data.

Dr. Marc Vallée  (Research Associate, 2015-18).
Research topic: Constrained, joint, sophisticated inversions and Earth model building for CMIC "Footprints" project.

Dr. Meixia Geng  (Honorary Post-Doctoral Fellow, visiting from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 2016-18; joint with Kim Welford).
Research topic: 3D inversion of potential field data for crustal studies.

Shangyu Du  (Ph.D., 2019, College of Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering, Jilin University; visiting MUN 2017-18).
Thesis topic: Numerical modelling of induced polarization effects in EM data.

Xin Huang  (Ph.D., 2019, College of Geo-exploration Science and Technology, Jilin University; visiting MUN 2017-18).
Thesis topic: Spectral element forward-modelling method for geophysical EM data.

Min Yang  (Ph.D., 2019, Department of Earth Sciences, Chang'an University; visiting MUN 2017-19, joint with Kim Welford).
Thesis topic: 3D gravity inversion using localized meshing and edge detection algorithms for necking domains of rifted margins.

Wentao Liu  (Ph.D., 2019, School of Geological Engineering and Geomatics, Chang'an University; visiting MUN 2017-19).
Thesis topic: Modelling and inversion of time-domain EM data.

Dr. Yunhe Liu  (Visiting Scientist, visiting from Jilin University, Changchun, 2016-17).
Research topic: 3D forward modelling and inversion of EM data.

Adam Wall  (M.Sc., October 2017, co-supervised with Alison Leitch).
Thesis title: Delineating the Alteration Zone at the Big Easy Prospect using Geophysical Methods.

Benjamin Kary  (M.Sc., August 2017, co-supervised with Ronald Haynes).
Thesis title: Investigating Schwarz Domain Decomposition Based Preconditioners for Efficient Geophysical Electromagnetic Field Simulation.

Dr. Zhiyong Zhang  (Honorary Post-Doctoral Fellow, visiting from East China Institute of Technology, Jiangxi Province, 2016-17).
Research topic: 2.5D and 3D numerical modelling and inversion of EM data.

Drew Jones  (M.Sc., March 2017).
Thesis title: 3D Geophysical Electromagnetic Forward Modeling of Complex Graphitic Fault Zones.

Dr. SeyedMasoud Ansari  (Ph.D., December 2014; Post-Doctoral Fellow 2014-2016).
Post-Doctoral research topics: 3D EM numerical modelling and inversion using finite elements and tetrahedral unstructured grids.
Ph.D. thesis title: Three Dimensional Finite-Element Numerical Modeling of Geophysical Electromagnetic Problems Using Tetrahedral Unstructured Grids.

Dr. Jianhui Li  (Honorary Post-Doctoral Fellow, visiting from China University of Geoscience, Wuhan, 2015-16).
Research topic: 3D time-domain EM modelling.

Michael Dunham  (M.Sc., December 2016).
Thesis title: Application of 3D Marine Controlled-Source Electromagnetic Finite-Element Forward Modelling to Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Flemish Pass Basin Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Chelsea Squires  (M.Sc., July 2016).
Thesis title: A Synthetic Modelling Study and Assessment of Marine Electromagnetic Data Using Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshes With Applications to Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Flemish Pass Basin, Offshore Newfoundland.

Mariella Nalepa  (M.Sc., May 2016).
Thesis title: Synthetic modelling study of marine controlled-source electromagnetic data for hydrocarbon exploration.

Rodrigo Bijani  (visiting from Observatório Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2015, while Ph.D. candidate, co-supervised by Peter).
Thesis title (Ph.D., February 2016): Single- and Multi-objective Global Optimization applied to Geophysical Inverse Problems.

Patrick Belliveau  (M.Sc., September 2014, co-supervised with Ronald Haynes).
Thesis title: Parallelizing the 2.5D airborne electromagnetic inversion program ArjunAir.

Scott Cranford  (M.Sc., September 2014).
Thesis title: 2-D Inversions of gravity data for multi-sided polygons using particle swarm optimization.

Tijana Livada  (M.Sc., August 2014).
Thesis title: Magnetotelluric study of the Howley Basin, Newfoundland.

Cassandra Tycholiz  (M.Sc., March 2013).
Thesis title: Gravity gradient inversions using unstructured tetrahedral meshes.

Adam Mercer  (M.Sc., December 2012).
Thesis title: Combining multiple components of InfiniTEM electromagnetic data to better represent subsurface anomalies.

Matthew Drew  (M.Sc., October 2012).
Thesis title: 3D inversion modelling of the Nechako Basin, British Columbia, magnetotelluric data set.

Amir Javaheri  (M.Sc., July 2012).
Thesis title: Numerical modelling and inversion of borehole induced polarization data.

Joel Koops  (M.Sc., May 2011).
Thesis title: Travel-time seismic inversion for an arbitrary 3D shape.

Craig Mosher  (M.Sc., September 2009).
Thesis title: Minimum-structure borehole gravity inversion.



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Last update: 5th February 2022.