Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2003

Geophysics 2003: Conference on Applied Geophysics




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Matching Research Agency

Missouri Department of Transportation; Florida Department of Transportation

Principal Investigator

Neil Anderson
University of Missouri-Rolla
Department of Geology and Geophysics
125 McNutt Hall
Rolla, Missouri 65409
p(573) 341-4852
f(573) 341-6935

Student Involvement

Students will coauthor and present research papers focused on non-destructive investigative technologies.

Project Objective

The principle objective of the conference is to demonstrate that geophysical technologies decrease costs and improve safety.

Project Abstract

Graduate and undergraduate students will assist in the planning of the conference. They will also be responsible for the coordinating the electronic flow of conference papers (between authors/reviewers/editors), and will assist with the compilation of the conference proceedings. They will also coauthor and present papers. PI Anderson is the Publication Chair and serves on all main conference committees.


Anticipated Benefits

The main benefit is related to "technology transfer". The case studies and overview papers presented at Geophysics will encourage DOT engineers to use geophysical imaging technologies where appropriate.

Modal Orientation

Non-destructive/and non-invasive imaging.


Project Start Date:08/10/2003
Project End Date:12/30/2006

Relationship to other Research/Projects

UMR faculty members are engaged in a number of externally-funded projects that involve the non-destructive imaging of engineered structures and non-invasive site characterization.

Technology Transfer Activities

Expertise with respect to acquisition, processing, interpretation and application of geophysical technologies will be shared via publications and presentations.

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Non-destructive imaging, non-invasive imaging, technology transfer, education.