Lennart de GrootLennart is associate professor at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk at Utrecht University. He first envisaged the concept of Micromagnetic Tomography already during his PhD and worked on developing this concept further since. Funding by the European Research Council and the Dutch Science Foundation enabled starting the Mimatom research group, building the necessary research facility in Utrecht and accelerating the development of MMT considerably.
Karl is professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and has been involved in the development of MMT from its beginning. His background in mathematics has been indispensable for the development of MMT inversions, writing the necessary computational codes, and the micromagnetic interpretation of MMT results so far.
David is a post-doc in the MMT team, and started in March 2020. He has a background in computational physics, and works on the development of a fast and versatile MMT inversion code, the possibility of using higher order spherical harmonic approximations to describe complex magnetic states of individual grains, and micromagnetic simulations of domain states.
Michael started his post-doc in March 2022, and beyond working on the development of the Quantum Diamond Microscopes at Fort Hoofddijk, he focusses on the interpretation of small-scale magnetic processes, such as pressure induced magnetisations and the reconstruction of paleotemperatures of faults in the Groningen natural gas reservoirs as part of the DeepNL project.
Martha started her PhD project in October 2019 and is working mostly on the empirical challenges in the development of MMT, such as the co-registration of the microCT and magnetic surface scans, applying paleomagnetic treatments to the samples during MMT experiments and upscaling the technique to enable statistically meaningful paleomagnetic interpretations of MMT results.
Frenk started his PhD project in September 2020 and he focusses in the computational and mathematical challenges that remain for MMT. This includes assessing the performance of the MMT inversions, simulating the influence of empirical shortcomings, and develop improvements in speed and domain size of the inversion to allow upscaling to paleomagnetically meaningful interpretations of MMT results.
Frenk can be reached by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosa de Boer
Rosa started her PhD project in October 2020 and focusses on the paleomagnetic and rock-magnetic applications of MMT. She uses her strong background in mineralogy and petrology to work on the interpretation of MMT results from e.g. Devonian and Archean rocks. Also, the interpretation of signals from young basalts is of interest to her.
Bertwin de Groot
Bertwin is the technician in the team. He builds, maintains and develops the necessary equipement for Micromagnetic Tomography, such as the new magnetically shielded room in Fort Hoofddijk and the high-resolution Quantum Diamond Microscopes.