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Gregory Newman

geophysicist: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Media contact: Dan Krotz, 510-486-4019,


As Head of the Geophysics Department, Gregory Newman focuses his research on large-scale, multi-dimensional, inverse and forward modeling problems arising in exploration geophysics, parallel computation and electromagnetic geophysics.

He has over 20 years of experience in large-scale geophysical field simulation and computation.

Recent Publications

  • Newman, G. A., Commer M., and Carazzone J. J., 2009, Imaging CSEM Data in the Presence of Electrical Anisotropy: Geophysics, In Press.
  • Newman, G. A. and Commer M., 2009, Massively Parallel Electrical Conductivity Imaging of the Subsurface: Journal of Physics: Conference Series 180, 012063.
  • Commer, M. and Newman G. A., 2009, Three-Dimensional Controlled-Source Electromagnetic and Magnetotelluric Joint Inversion: Geophysical Journal International, 178, 1305-1316.
  • Newman, G. A., Hoversten G. M., Wannamaker P. E., and Gasperikova, E., 2008, Three-dimensional Magnetotelluric Characterization of the Coso Geothermal Field; Geothermics, 37, 369-399.
  • Commer, M. and Newman G. A., 2008, New advances in controlled source electromagnetic inversion: Geophysical Journal International, 172, 513-535.

Awards and Memberships

  • R&D 100 Award: 2009, EMGeo: Electromagnetic Geological Mapper; 3D Imaging software for large scale data sets and imaging volumes that arise in hydrocarbon exploration.
  • Invited Speaker: 2008, III Brazilian Geophysical Symposium, Belem and National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Invited Speaker: 2008, Geophysical Workshop on 3D Magnetotelluric Inversion, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Elected Member to the Electromagnetics Academy, 2007. The Academy is devoted to academic excellence and the advancement of research and relevant applications of the electromagnetic theory and to promoting 
  • Educational objectives of the electromagnetics profession. Induction to Membership in the Academy is an honor in recognition of scholarly achievements and distinguished educational and professional services.
  • Technology Transfer Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2005.
  • Mercator Fellow, Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 2000-2001.
  • Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics
  • Member, American Geophysical Union


Ph.D, Geophysics, University of Utah


last updated: 2017-08-04 10:23:03