Curriculum Vitae

Kees Wapenaar, Section of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics, Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands


M.Sc. degree Applied Physics, Delft University of Technology, 1981.

Ph.D. degree Applied Science (cum laude), Delft University of Technology, 1986. Thesis.

Positions at Delft University of Technology

Postdoc research fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), 1987-1991.

Associate professor and co-projectleader of DELPHI, a consortium project on seismic imaging and characterization, Laboratory of Seismics and Acoustics, Faculty of Applied Physics, 1992-1999.

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor (personal professorship), since 1999. Inaugural speech (in Dutch).

Head of Section of Applied Geophysics and Petrophysics, Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, since 2002.


180 journal papers (of which 73 as first author). List and papers available at:

H-index: ISI 34, Scopus 40, Google Scholar 51.

Book (as author): Elastic wave field extrapolation (Elsevier), 1989. pdf-file

Book (as editor): Seismic interferometry (Society of Exploration Geophysicists), 2008. pdf-file

Book (as editor): Geophysics Today (Society of Exploration Geophysicists), 2010.

Supervised theses

52 (co-)supervised Ph.D. theses (33 as promotor).

96 (co-)supervised M.Sc. theses.


Associate editor for Geophysical Prospecting, 1987-1991.

Associate editor for the Journal of Seismic Exploration, 1991-2017.

Assistant / Associate editor for Geophysics, 2001-2007 and 2009-2013.

Editor of a special issue on integrated 4D seismics for the Journal of Seismic Exploration, 2002.

Editor of a special issue on seismic interferometry for Geophysics, 2006.

Editor-in-Chief of Geophysics, 2007-2009.

Editor of a special issue on the relation between exploration and global seismology for Geophysical Prospecting, 2008.

Editor of the 75th Anniversary special section for Geophysics, 2010.

Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 2015-2018.

Editor of SEG's Encyclopedia of Exploration Geophysics (in progress).

Co-editor of EPL (Europhysics Letters), since 2018.


Shell study award, 1986.

Research fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences KNAW, 1987-1991.

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professorship, 1999.

Co-recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award, SEG, 2001 (Awarded to the Laboratory of Seismics and Acoustics, Delft University of Technology). SEG-Wiki

Best poster award (as senior co-author): Artman, B., Draganov, D., Wapenaar, K., and Biondi, B., 2004, Direct migration of passive seismic data , 66th annual EAGE meeting, Paris, P-075

Nomination as top-30 presentation of 9 SEG papers in 2005 (3x), 2010 (2x), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Distinguished Lecturer, EAGE, 2006. Eage-news

Best journal paper award: Wapenaar, K., and Fokkema, J., 2006, Green's function representations for seismic interferometry: Geophysics, Vol. 71, SI33-SI46. pdf-file

Honorable mention for best journal paper: Curtis, A., Gerstoft, P., Sato, H., Snieder, R., and Wapenaar, K., 2006, Seismic interferometry - turning noise into signal: The Leading Edge, Vol. 25, (9), 1082-1092. pdf-file

Best conference paper award (as senior co-author): Van der Neut, J., Mehta, K., Thorbecke, J., and Wapenaar, K., 2010, Controlled-source elastic interferometric imaging by multi-dimensional deconvolution with downhole receivers below a complex overburden, 80th annual SEG meeting, Denver, 3979-3985,

Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal Award, SEG, 2010: SEG-Wiki

Conrad Schlumberger Award, EAGE, 2013: Eage-Awards

Best journal paper award: Van der Neut, J., and Wapenaar, K., 2015, Point-spread functions for interferometric imaging: Geophysical Prospecting, Vol. 63, 1033-1049. pdf-file

ERC Advanced Grant, European Research Council, 2016: Virtual seismology

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