Jan van der Kruk

Prof. Dr. Jan van der Kruk

Head of research group "Hydrogeophysical Imaging and Characterisation"


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Institut für Bio- und Geowissenschaften (IBG)

Agrosphäre (IBG-3)

Gebäude 16.6 / Raum 3037


Research group

We focus on the high resolution hydrogeophysical imaging and characterisation of the unsaturated and saturated zone using high-frequency electromagnetic geophysical tools: electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR).

Research focus

Electromagnetic tools are important for a wide range of hydrogeological investigations because of their noninvasive character and the fairly quick measurement acquisition. The obtained electromagnetic parameters, electrical conductivity and relative permittivity, are of great interest to determine soil properties, e.g., clay content, porosity or hydrologic state variables including soil water content. Our research focusses on modeling and inversion tools that explicitly take into account the electromagnetic wave propagation characteristics and return high resolution images of quantitative medium properties.

Research Interests

  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Geophysical Imaging and Inversion Techniques
  • Seismic and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
  • Environmental and Engineering geophysics
Letzte Änderung: 04.09.2023