Gertje ter Maat has completed final PhD examinations

Her thesis is entitled “The contribution of mafic-ultramafic mineral sources to magnetic anomalies” (Abstract). The Evaluation Committee has consisted of Dr. David Alan Clark, CSIRO, Australia, Professor France Lagroix, Institute of Physique du Globe de Paris, France and Adjunct Professor Christine Fichler, NTNU. The trial lecture was entitled “Applications of magnetic gradiometry in geosciences”. The principal supervisor has been Professor Suzanne McEnroe, and co-supervisor Researcher Nathan Stewart Church, both IGP, NTNU.

Veena Sajith Vezhapparambu has completed final PhD exams

Her dissertation is entitled “Statistical Analysis of MWD Data in a Geometallurgical Perspective: A case study on an industrial mineral deposit”. The evaluation committee has consisted of Professor Rai Priyush, Banaras Hindu University, India, Researcher Ivan Depina, SINTEF and Associate Professor Sigve Hovda, NTNU. The trial lecture was entitled “MWD in Mining Engineering – Possibilities, Challenges and Future Perspectives”. The main supervisor has been Associate Professor Steinar Løve Ellefmo, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum and co-supervisor Professor Jo Eidsvik, Department of Mathematical Sciences, both NTNU.

 

Cyril Jérôme Juliani has completed final PhD exams

His dissertation is entitled “Assessment of Undiscovered Mineral Resource Potential at the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) and on the Norwegian Mainland: Method development and applications”. The evaluation committee has consisted of Dr Donald Singer, University of Queensland, Dr Sven Petersen, GEOMAR and Professor Rune Berg-Edland Larsen, NTNU. The trial lecture had the title “Probability of discovering off axis deposits along with detachment faults, what can be learned from onshore fault bounded sulphide deposits?” The main supervisor has been Associate Professor Steinar Løve Ellefmo and co-supervisor, Professor Rune Berg-Edland Larsen, both IGP.

Daniel Wehner has completed final PhD exams

His dissertation is entitled “Experimental Studies of the Acoustic Signal generated by Marine Seismic Sources”. The evaluation committee has consisted of Professor Anton Ziolkowski, University of Edinburgh, Senior Acquisition Geophysicists Jan Langhammer, TGS Global Services and Professor Rune Martin Holt, NTNU. The trial lecture was entitled “Frequency dependence and attenuation: “What can be learned from rock physics, and can it be applied in seismic?”. The main supervisor has been Professor Martin Landrø, and co-supervisor Professor Børge Arntsen.

Alexander Michels has completed final PhD exams

The title of his dissertation is «Geophysical Mapping and Paleomagnetic Study of the Leka Ophiolite Complex». The evaluation committee has consisted of  Professor Kenneth P. Kodama, Lehigh University, USA, Researcher Trond Slagstad, NGU, Professor Mai Brit Mørk, NTNU and Professor Per Terje Osmundsen, NTNU. The trial lecture was titled “Obtaining a paleomagnetic pole from an ancient igneous body or suite of sedimentary rocks: fundamentals and applications”. The main supervisor has been Professor Suzanne McEnroe and co-supervisor Professor Christine Fichler, both at Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU.

Chhatra Bahadur Basnet has completed final PhD exams

His dissertation is titled «Applicability of Unlined / Shotcrete Lined Pressure Tunnels for Hydropower Projects in the Himalayas». The evaluation committee consisted of Professor Jonny Sjøberg, Luleå University of Technology, Professor Rajinder Kumar Bhasin, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and Associate Professor Randi Kalskin Ramstad, IGP, NTNU. The trial lecture had the title “Stress measurements in rock – recent developments, pros and cons, and future directions”. The supervisor has been Professor Krishna Panthi, IGP, NTNU.

Liyuan Chi has completed final PhD exams

The title of the dissertation is “Shock Compression and Fractures in Laboratory Rock Blasting”. The evaluation committee consisted of Professor Jose A. Sanchidrian, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Regional Manager Vegard Olsen, Franzefoss Pukk AS and Associate Professor Pål Drevland Jakobsen, NTNU. The trial lecture had the title “Blasting technology and explosives industry in China – a comparison to Europe”. Professor Zongxian Zhang, University of Oulu, has been the candidate’s main supervisor and Professor Charlie Chunlin Li, NTNU and Professor Arne Aalberg, the University Center on Svalbard have been co-supervisors. The research has been carried out at the University Center in Svalbard.

Zeudia Pastore has completed final PhD exams

Her dissertation has the title: “Geophysical Mapping of the Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks of the Seiland Igneous Province from the Kilometer to the Micrometer Scale”. The evaluation committee consisted of: Research Geophysicist Richard J. Blakely, U. S. Geological Survey, Professor Hans-Jürgen Götze, Kiel University (CAU) and Adjunct Associate Professor Marco Brönner, NTNU. The trial lecture’s title was: “Gravity gradient data application in mineral exploration: benefit and limitations of this methodology”. The main supervisor has been Professor Suzanne McEnroe and Co-supervisor Adjunct Professor Christine Fichler, both IGP, NTNU

Are Håvard Øien has completed final PhD exams

His dissertation is titled “Applicability of Reinforced Ribs on Sprayed Concrete in Sections of Poor Quality and Swelling Rock Mass”. The assessment committee consisted of Docent Åsa Fransson, Chalmers University of Technology, Senior Engineering Geologist Arild Palmstrøm, RockMass AS and Professor Charlie Chunlin Li, IGP, NTNU. The title of the public lecture “A comparison between grouting with OPC (ordinary cement) and microcement – taking into consideration total costs (material and grouting time) and results”. The main supervisor has been Professor Bjørn Nilsen, IGP, NTNU and Co-Supervisor Senior Engineer Roger Olsson, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.

Babak Khodabandeloo has completed final PhD exams

His dissertation is entitled “Modeling and Characterizing Acoustic Signals from Cavity Clouds Generated by Marine Seismic Air-Gun Arrays – Implications for Marine Mammals.” The evaluation committee consisted of Professor Michele Pipan, University of Trieste, Professor Tor Arne Johansen, University of Bergen and Professor Børge Arntsen, Department of Geosciences and Petroleum, NTNU. The trial lecture had the title “Numerical simulation of seismic wavefields”. The main supervisor has been Professor Martin Landrø, Department of Electronic Systems, NTNU and Co-Supervisor Professor Ståle Emil Johansen, Department of Geosciences and Petroleum, NTNU.