Prof Michael Weber

THE 2'nd AEMT 2018

Prof. Michael Weber

(GFZ Postdam, Germany)

Function and Responsibilities:

  • since 1998 Professor of Geophysics, Univ. Potsdam
  • since 1997 Head of Section Deep Geophysical Sounding, GFZ
  • 2010 - 2016 Director of Department Physics of the Earth, GFZ
  • 1994 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Seismology, Univ. Göttingen
  • 1991 - 1993 Consultant, Teledyne Geotech Washington DC USA
  • 1987 - 1994 Research Scientist, GFZ Potsdam & Seismolog. Central Obs.

Research Interest:

Development & application of geophysical methods (seismic, seismology, magnetotelluric, modeling) for interdisciplinary connection with other geo-disciplines - with the aim to understand processes and for applications on scales ranging from plate tectonics to near-surface processes. Applied aspects include the study of near-surface processes, shale gas, and geothermal reservoirs


  • 1994 Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany; Analysis of inhomogeneities in the lower-most mantle with seismic methods.
  • 1993 – 1994 Research scientist at the GFZ Potsdam; Study of crust and upper mantle with precursors of PP-phases.
  • 1991 – 1994 Lecturer for geophysics at the Institut für Allgemeine und Angewandte Geophysik, Universität München.
  • 1989 – 1993 Research scientist at the Seismologisches Zentralobservatorium Gräfenberg (SZGRF); Analysis of the 3-D structure of the Earth using GRF-Array data
  • 1987 – 1994 Observatory seismologist at the Seismologisches Zentralobservatorium Gräfenberg (SZGRF), Erlangen, Germany.
  • 1987 – 1989 Research scientist at the Institut für Meteorologie und Geophysik, Universität Frankfurt/M., Germany;


  • 1983 – 1986 Ph.D. student in geophysics at Institut für Meteorologie und Geophysik, Universität Frankfurt/M; The Gaussian beam method for the computation of synthetic seismograms in absorbing inhomogeneous media: test and application.
  • 1982 – 1983 Graduate student (M.Sc.) in geophysics at Department of Geophysics, University of Toronto, Canada; The Gaussian beam method in seismology.
  • 1981 – 1983 Study of geophysics at the University of Toronto, Canada.
  • 1980 – 1981 Diploma student in physics/geophysics, Institut für Informationsverarbeitung, Universität Tübingen, Germany; Singularity theory for the study of layered media.
  • 1974 – 1981 Study of physics at the University Tübingen.


  • Young Scientists’ Publication Award 1991 of the European Geophysical Society (EGS)“ for the most outstanding contribution in the scientific journals of the EGS in 1990” for Evidence of a laterally variable lower mantle structure from P- and S-waves, Geophys. J. Int., 102, 231-255, 1990 (Co-author: J.P. Davis).
  • Award of the German Geophysical Society for the presentation at the 49th Meeting of the German Geophysical Society, 1989”: Subduction zones – Their influence on travel times and amplitudes of seismic signals.
  • 1982 - 1983 Scholarship of the World University Service of Canada
  • 1981 - 1982 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service

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