Drijkoningen, G.G.


MSc  Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
PhD Cambridge University, UK
Associate Professor Applied Geophysics, Delft University of Technology

Member of:

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
  • European Association Of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

Associate Editor of: Geophysics


Current courses:

  • AESB1440: Introduction to Geophysics & Remote Sensing (BSc 1st year), 5 ECTS
  • TA3520: Introduction to Reflection Seismology (BSc 2nd year), 3 ECTS
  • AES3520: Introduction to Reflection Seismology (MSc, 1st year), 1 ECTS
  • AES1501: Method of Applied Geophysics (MSc, 1st year), 3 ECTS
  • TG038: Seismic data and their information contents (PhD course), 4 GS (Graduate-School points)


The main focus can be described as Seismic Experiments & Modelling (on exploration and shallow-subsurface scale):

  • Seismic data acquisition (mainly on land)
  • Continuous seismic monitoring
  • Shallow shear-wave imaging, both on land and marine
  • Seismic wave propagation in porous media

Some current projects:

Recent peer-reviewed journal publications

  • Noorlandt, R., and G. Drijkoningen, (2016). On the mechanical vibrator-earth contact geometry and its dynamics, Geophysics 81 (3) pp. P23-P31.
  • Kudarova, A.M., K.N. van Dalen and G.G. Drijkoningen, (2016). An effective anisotropic poroelastic model for elastic wave propagation in finely layered media, Geophysics 81 (4), pp. T175-T188.
  • Bharadwaj, P., W. Mulder and G. Drijkoningen (2016). Full waveform inversion with an auxiliary bump functional, Geophysical Journal International 206 pp. 1076-1092.
  • Grobbe, N., J. van der Neut, E. Slob, K. Wapenaar, C. Almagro Vidal and G. Drijkoningen (2016). Unified multi-depth-level field decomposition, Geophysical Prospecting 64 pp. E361-391.
  • Allouche, N., and G. Drijkoningen (2015). Theoretical analysis of non-geometric PS-waves recorded at the water bottom interface, Geophysical Prospecting
  • Noorlandt, R., G. Drijkoningen, J. Dams and R. Jenneskens (2015). A seismic vertical vibrator driven by linear synchronous motors, Geophysics 80 pp. EN57-EN67. [Best-paper award Geophysics 2015]
  • Almagro Vidal, C., D. Draganov, J. van der Neut, G. Drijkoningen and K. Wapenaar (2014). Retrieval of reflections from ambient-noise field data using illumination diagnosis, Geophysical Journal International 198 pp. 1572-1584.
  • Kudarova, A.M., K.N. van Dalen and G.G. Drijkoningen, 2013. Effective poroelastic model for one-dimensional wave propagation in  periodically layered media, Geophysical Journal International, vol. 195, pp.1337-1350 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggt315.)
  • Storms, J.E.A., I. de Winter, I. Overeem, G.G. Drijkoningen and H. Lykke-Andersen, 2012. The Holocene sedimentary history of the Kangerlussuaq Fjord-valley fill, West Greenland, Quaternary Science Review,  vol. 35, p.29-50, ISSN: 0277-3791
  • Drijkoningen, G., N. el Allouche, J. Thorbecke and G. Bada, 2012. Nongeometrically converted shear waves in marine streamer, Geophysics, vol.  77, p.P45-P56, ISSN 0016-8033
  • Drijkoningen, G., G. van Noort, R. Arts, J. Bullen and J. Thorbecke, 2012. Seismic time-lapse effects of solution salt mining - a feasibility study, Geophysical Prospecting, vol. 60, p.239-254, ISSN 0016-8025
  • Wapenaar, K., D. Draganov, G. Drijkoningen and E. Slob, 2011. Seismic imaging without a source, European Science and Technology, vol.  11, p.282-283, ISSN 2045-3876.
  • Weijermars, R., G.G. Drijkoningen, T.J. Heimovaara, E.S.J. Rudolph, G.J. Weltje and K.H.A.A. Wolf, 2011. Unconventional gas research initiative for clean energy transition in Europe. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 3, p. 402-412, ISSN: 1875-5100
  • Dalen, K.N. van, G.G. Drijkoningen, D.M.J. Smeulders, H.K.J. Heller, C. Glorieux, B. Sarens and B. Verstraeten, 2011. Medium Characterization from interface-wave impedance and ellipticity using simultaneous displacement and pressure measurements. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 130 (3), p. 1299-1312, ISSN:  0001-4966
  • Allouche, N., G.G. Drijkoningen, W. Versteeg and R. Ghose, 2011. Converted waves in a shallow marine environment: Experimental and modelling studies. Geophysics, vol. 76 (1), pp T1-T11. ISSN 0016-8033
  • Dalen, K.N. van, G.G. Drijkoningen and D.M.J. Smeulders, 2011. Pseudo interface waves observed at the fluid/porous-medium interface. A comparison of two methods. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,  vol. 129 (5), p. 2912-2922, ISSN:  0001-4966
  • Allouche, N., G.G. Drijkoningen and J. v.d. Neut, 2010. Methodology for dense spatial sampling of multicomponent recording of converted waves in shallow marine environments. Geophysics, vol. 75 (6), pp WB29-WB37. ISSN 0016-8033
  • Dalen, K.N. van, R. Ghose, G.G. Drijkoningen and D.M.J. Smeulders, 2010. In-situ permeability from integrated poroelastic reflection coefficients. Geophysical Research Letters, p. L12303-L12306, ISSN: 0094-8276
  • Dalen, K.N. van, G.G. Drijkoningen and D.M.J. Smeulders, 2010. On wave modes at the interface of a fluid and a fluid-saturated poroelastic solid.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 127 (4), p. 2240-2251, ISSN:  0001-4966
  • Panea, I. and G.G. Drijkoningen, 2008. The spatial data-adaptive minimum-variance distortionless-response beamformer on seismic single-sensor data. Geophysics, vol. 73 (5), pp Q29-Q42. ISSN 0016-8033
  • Swinnen, G., J.W. Thorbecke and G.G. Drijkoningen, 2007. Seismic imaging from the TBM, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Journal, vol. 40, p.577-590. ISSN 0732-2632.
  • Leever, K., L. Matenco, G. Bertotti, S. Cloetingh, and G.G.Drijkoningen (2006). Late orogenic vertical movements in the Carpathian Bend Zone - seismic constraints on the transition zone from orogen to foredeep, Basin Research, vol. 18, pages 521-545.
  • Drijkoningen, G.G., F. Rademakers, E. Slob and J.T. Fokkema (2006). A new elastic model for ground coupling of geophones with spikes, Geophysics, vol. 71, pages Q9-Q17.
  • Burg, D van der, G.G. Drijkoningen and G. Margrave (2006). Delft Internet-based introduction course on reflection processing with Matlab,  First Break, vol 24, p. 57-59.
  • Braaksma, H., J.N. Proust, J.A.M. Kenter, G.G. Drijkoningen and N. Filippidou (2006). Sedimentological, Petrophysical, and Seismic Characterization of an Upper Jurassic Shoreface-Dominated Shelf Margin (The Boulonnais, Northern France). Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 76 (1), pages 175-199.
  • Braaksma, H., G.G. Drijkoningen, N. Filippidou, J.A.M. Kenter and J.N. Proust  (2006). The origin and nature of seismic reflections of sharp-bases shoreface deposits (Upper Jurassic siliciclastics, Northern France).  Geophysical Prospecting, vol. 54, pages 211-236.
  • Panea, I., Landa, E., Drijkoningen, G.G., Baina, R. (2005).  Improvement of seismic imaging in a low signal-to-noise area by the use of post-stack stereotomography, Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society,  vol  8 (4), pages 161-174.
  • Panea, I., R. Stephenson, C. Knapp, V. Mocanu, G. Drijkoningen, L. Matenco, J. Knapp, K. Prodehl (2005). Near-vertical seismic reflection image using a novel acquisition technique across the Vrancea Zone and Focsani Basin, south-eastern Carpathians (Romania), Tectonophysics, vol. 410, pages 293-309.
  • Jocker, J., D.M.J. Smeulders, G.G. Drijkoningen, C. van der Lee and A. Kalfsbeek (2004). Matrix propagator matrix for layered porous media: Analytical expressions and stability criteria, Geophysics, 69,  pp. 1071-1081.
  • Zanen, L.F., van, C.P.A.Wapenaar, G.G. Drijkoningen and J.T. Fokkema (2003). Love wave suppression without prior structural information, Geophysical Journal International  154, pp. 867-876.

Guy Drijkoningen

Associate Professor