Know Your Researcher: Ralf Schaa, Curtin University, Project 2.4

Posted on November 18, 2016 by DET CRC

Ralf Schaa, Curtin University, Project 2.4.

Ralf is a computational geophysicist currently working on cooperative inversion of seismic and magnetotelluric data. Before coming to Australia, Ralf completed his masters at the University of Cologne in Germany. Ralf previously worked as a computational geophysicist at the University of Queensland where he implemented 2D and 3D finite element modelling and inversion code. He then completed a post-doc on inversion of TEM data at the University of Tasmania.

Ralf’s main research interests are in applied and theoretical geophysics with a focus on geologically constrained inversion approaches for resource exploration as well as for hydrogeophysical and environmental applications.

Ralf is currently working with the Project 2.4 team based at Curtin University. This work involves developing software and workflows for creating geologically constrained models as a starting point for inversion and also the acquisition and processing of magnetotelluric data.

Ralf spends his spare time with his wife and his one year old son. His interests include soccer, family trips to the parks and making the most of Perth’s beautiful beaches. Ralf’s next big project is teaching his son to kick a ball!