Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics (JEEG)

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Dale Rucker is the Chief Technical Officer for hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc. in Tucson AZ. Dale has his PhD in hydrogeology and he uses geophysics to solve hydrogeologically-related problems. His specialties are in electrical and electromagnetic methods.


 Associate Editors

  Esther Babcock is a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska.  With a primary appointment to the Glaciers Program, her research focuses on near-surface geophysical investigations of climate-induced changes in Arctic and sub-Arctic ecosystems and the implications of these changes for land use and resource management.
Les Paul Beard is a senior geophysicist with Zonge International in Tucson, Arizona.  He received his PhD in geophysics from the University of Utah, an MS in geophysics from Texas A&M University, and a BS in mathematics and physics from East Texas State University.  From 1993-2010, he worked primarily in the field of airborne geophysics with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Geological Survey of Norway, and Battelle Institute.  

Phil Carpenter is a Professor in the Dept. of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where he has worked in near-surface geophysics and hydrogeology for the past 30 years.  Research areas include geophysical characterization of karst, imaging landfill interiors and monitoring changes in geotechnical properties of waste, ground vibration monitoring, and integrating geophysics with hydrogeology to characterize groundwater contamination. Dr. Carpenter is also a registered Professional Geologist in Illinois. 

  Moe Momayez is Associate Professor in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA. He has a Bachelor's and PhD degree in Geophysics and Rock Mechanics from McGill University, Canada. He has extensive experience in geosensing, development of contact, non-contact and distributed sensing systems to measure physical-mechanical-geotechnical properties of geomaterials. He also has a longstanding interest in the development of new technologies that improve mine safety and productivity, specifically in geomaterials characterization, rock breakage, energy/process efficiency, and renewable energy.

Satish R. Chintakunta has spent nearly 12 years in the government, academic, and private sectors of specialized infrastructure inspection and monitoring. He specializes in the research, development, and application of nondestructive testing & evaluation (NDT/NDE) technologies and health monitoring for the transportation, nuclear, geophysical and telecom industries, among others. At SES Group & Associates, LLC, he serves as Research Engineer with the responsibilities of developing and utilizing new technologies.

  Nectaria Diamanti works at Sensors & Software Inc., Canada in the area of ground penetrating radar (GPR) R&D and applications. Her main research activity involves application of geophysical techniques and especially GPR to geophysical/engineering problems ranging from environmental monitoring to non-destructive testing and archaeological prospection. 
  Dan R. Glaser is a research geophysicist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, NH.  His research interests lie in the application of electrical and electromagnetic geophysical methods for near surface imaging and detection. More specifically in the application and theory of methods such as ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, and spectral induced polarization. Additional interests include surface acoustic and seismic signal propagation modeling. 
  Zhangshuan (Jason) Hou is a senior research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland WA USA. His research includes exploratory data analysis, uncertainty quantification, inversion approaches, and numerical modeling, solving problems related to carbon sequestration, oil/gas exploration, environmental remediation, climate change, and power systems.
  Priyank Jaiswal joined the faculty of the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University in August 2009, where he serves as an Associate Professor teaching and training graduate and undergraduate students in geophysical modeling and quantitative interpretation. Dr. Jaiswal holds a Ph.D. in Earth Science from the Rice University. His expertise includes gas hydrate, biofilm, sub-thrust imaging, rock physics and geomechanics. 
  Elizabeth Maag received her B.S. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in May of 2013 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Geophysics within the Center for Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Methods (CGEM), also at CSM.  Her research interests include discrete-valued inversion using fuzzy c-means clustering for both gravity and gravity gradient data, as well as the partial differential equation solution for gravity for use in inversion methods.
  Antonio Menghini works as EM geophysicist for the processing of Airborne EM data in Aarhus Geofisica s.r.l. (Italy), for mining, hydrogeological and geotechnical applications. In 1989 he received a degree in Geological Sciences at The University of Rome, La Sapienza. He was Professor of Applied Geophysics at the University G- D'Annunzio in Chieti. He participated to several international projects (Muses) and workshops (Dead Sea Sinkholes).

Michael Scott is the Founder and President of ADOJAM. His primary experience and expertise is specialized in GPR applications to civil infrastructure, including State of Good Repair and QC/QA initiatives of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  

  Steve Sloan is a Research Geophysicist in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He specializes in near-surface seismology, including high-resolution shallow seismic reflection, refraction, and surface wave methods. His research has focused on the application of geophysical methods to defense problems, including clandestine tunnel detection, counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) applications, and geophysical characterization of the shallow subsurface in austere environments.
  Dale Werkema is a Research Geophysicist working in the Office of Research and Development for the USEPA in Las Vegas, NV.  He performs basic and applied research on the geophysical response to various contaminants, remediation methods, and for conceptual site model development.  Dale has Ph.D. in geology with emphasis in geophysics from Western Michigan University.
  Remke L. van Dam is a geophysicist and Earth scientist with expertise in GPR, ERT, TEM and magnetic methods. He is a former president of the NSGS/SEG Near Surface. He currently is a research fellow and professor at CEFET-MG and works as a consulting geophysicist based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He holds adjunct faculty positions at Michigan State University and Queensland University of Technology.
  Xue Guoqiang works at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing China. His major interest is in the transient electromagnetic method.  He has proposed a new TEM configuration named SOTEM, which takes advantages of the stronger signal in the near surface, is easier to layout, and has a better resolution than the conventional LOTEM method.