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     Date Submitted:06-05-2012
     Last Modified:06-05-2012 (08:26)
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     Current job:Postdoctoral researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywordsnonlinear optics, femtosecond LIDAR, full waveform inversion, tomography of the earth
    CV

    Nationality German. EC citizen (no work permit required) 

     

    PROFILE

    A proactive, creative physicist with a broad scientific understanding, excellent communication skills and inter-cultural competence. Fields of interests: modern optics, applied geophysical problems (eg. seismic, inverse problems, geostatistics, rock physics), energy related problems (eg. CCS) 

     

    OBJECTIVE

    Applied research in sensor/tool development (eg., LIDAR), deployable world-wide, preferentially in Russia, Europe or North America, also fieldwork 

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

    Post-doctoral researcher Institute de Physique du Globe Paris, France,  since 2012  

     

    Imaging of methane hydrates

    PhD project (Institute de Physique du Globe Paris, France2008 - 2012 

     

    - Successfully applied inverse technique to CO2 monitoring 

    - Estimated CO2 saturation and dissolution 

    Optimized in-house inversion research code 

    Developed reservoir physics code 

    - Applied Monte Carlo method to estimate parameter uncertainty 

     

    Intern (Schlumberger-Doll Research Cambridge, USA),  2009 & 2010 

     

    - Developed Fortran inversion routine to estimate Summers reservoir parameters during CO2 injection 

     

    Research assistant (Freie Universit¨at & Teramobile Berlin, Germany), 2006 - 2008

    - Designed, set up & evaluated experiments for studying effects of intense laser pulses in the atmosphere 

    - Developed a dynamic spatial phase mask that controls filamentation of high intense laser pulses in air 

    - Showed that linear power partitioning is dominant at early filamentation stage using the phase mask 

    Developed laser condensation chamber 

     

    Tutor Freie Universit¨at Berlin, Germany2006 - 2008 

    Teaching physics laboratory courses 

     

    Intern Geo Research Center Potsdam, Germany, Spring 2006

    Developed Matlab script that contributed to finding of high spatio-temporal correlation between earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on a global scale 

     

    Intern United States Geological Survey Denver, USA, Summer 2005

    Measured fluxes of greenhouse gases in Denver area and Rocky Mountains 

    Implemented automatic sampler

     

    EDUCATION

    - Ph.D. in geophysics ("with honours") Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris, France, 2008 - 2012 

    Subject: Quantitative monitoring of CO2 injection at Sleipner using seismic full waveform inversion in the time lapse mode and rock physics modeling, with S. C. Singh 

     

    - Master (Diplom) in physics Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, 2003 - 2007 

    Subject: Control of multiple filamentation in air by spatial phase modulation with a dynamic deformable mirror utilizing Gallium, with L. Woeste, mark: very good (1.4) 

     

    - Study abroad of physics, geophysics and medical physics University of Victoria, Canada, 2004 - 2005  

     

    - Bachelor (Vordiplom) in physics Justus Liebig Universit¨at Gießen, Germany2001 - 2003 with minor sub ject inorganic chemistry 

     

    SKILLS

    Software: Unix/Linux, MacOs, Fortran, gnu software, Matlab, C, Mathematica, office suits, Latex, Labview, Focus, image editing (Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Inkscape), HTML; Basic skills in: Python, PHP, Javascript 

    Electronics: 

    radio ham; communications systems technician during military service 

    • Worked with oscilloscopes, mass spectrometers, vacuum pumps, lock-in amplifiers, x-ray diffraction, optical and x-ray spectroscopy, LEED, SEM, AFM and tunnel microscopy, magneto-optical traps 

    • Basics skills in wood and metal working (eg. turning machine) 

    • Excellent analytical skills & problem solving instincts 

    • Proven adaptability: change between two scientific sub domains for PhD 

    • Demonstrated creativity: eg. used liquid Gallium for phase mask 

    • Communication & organization skills: eg. guided tours in historical windmill, organized raffles, participated in political and science publicity events 

    • Languages: German (mother tongue), English (IBT: 104 pts), French (CEFR level B2), Russian (basics) 

    • Inter-culturally competent 

    • Self disciplined & enduring: eg. learned to go beyond apparent physical limits and lived companionship during military service 

     

    INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES 

    • Member of the German Physical Society (DPG) 

    • Sports, music, drawing, wood working 

     

    PUBLICATIONS & TALKS 

    Peer reviewed journals 

     

    Queißer, M., Singh, S., Localizing CO2 - Full Waveform Inversion versus seismic images, Geophysics, in prep 

     

    Queißer, M., Singh, S., Full waveform inversion in the time lapse mode applied to CO2 storage at Sleipner, Geophysical Prospecting, in press, 1-19, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2012.01072.x

     

    Philipp Rohwetter, J´erome Kasparian, Kamil Stelmaszczyk, Zuoqiang Hao, Stefano Henin, No¨elle Lascoux, Walter M. Nakaema, Yannick Petit, Manuel Queißer, Rami Salam´e, Estelle Salmon, Ludger W¨oste & Jean-Pierre Wolf, Laser-induced water condensation in air, Nature Photonics 4, 451 - 456 (2010) 

    Stelmaszczyk, K.; Fechner, M.; Rohwetter, P.; Queißer, M.; Czyzewski, A.; Stacewicz, T.; W¨oste, L., Towards Supercontinuum Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy, Appl. Phys. B. 94, 369 (2009) 

    Stelmaszczyk K, Rohwetter P, Fechner M, Queißer, M, Czyzewski A, Stacewicz T, W¨oste L., Cavity ring-down absorption spectrography based on filament-generated supercontinuum light, Opt Express. (2009) 17(5), 3673-8 

     

    Rohwetter, Philipp; Stelmaszczyk, Kamil; Queißer, Manuel; Fechner, Martin; W¨oste, Ludger, Relative merit of (3) and (2) SHG by charged water microdroplets Implications for LIDAR, Optics Communications, 281 (2008) 

     

    P. Rohwetter, M. Queißer, Kamil Stelmaszczyk, L. W¨oste, Laser multiple filamentation control in air using a smooth phase mask, Phys. Rev. A 77 (2008) 

     

    Contribution to: Eggert, S., Walter, Th. Volcanic activity before and after large tectonic earthquakes: Observations and statistical significance. Tectonophysics, v. 471, p. 1426, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.10.003. (2008) 

    (http://www.volcanotectonics.de/reprints/Eggert_Walter_Tectonophysics2008.pdf) 

     

    Selected conference presentations and other communications 

     

    M. Queißer, S. Singh, Monitoring of CO2 sequestration at the Sleipner site - time lapse seismic full waveform inversion versus migrated waveforms, SEG extended abstract and poster presentation, San Antonio, USA, 2011 

     

    M. Queißer, S. Singh, Time lapse seismic monitoring of CO2 sequestration at Sleipner using time domain 2D full waveform inversion, SEG extended abstract and poster presentation, Denver, 2010 

     

    M. Queißer, S. Singh, Time Lapse Full Waveform Inversion CO2 Sequestration monitoring at Sleipner, invited oral presentation, MIT, Cambridge (USA), 2010 

     

    M. Queißer, S. Singh, Quantitative seismic monitoring of CO2 at Sleipner using 2D full waveform inversion in the time lapse mode, EAGE extended abstract, Barcelona, Spain, 2010 

     

    M. Queißer, S. Singh, Time Lapse Full Waveform Inversion CO2 Sequestration monitoring at Sleipner, oral presentation, Congres des Doctorands, Paris, 2010 

     

    M. Queißer, S. Singh, Time Lapse Full Waveform Inversion for CO2 Sequestration monitoring at Sleipner, oral presentation, GRASP final meeting, TU Delft, 2010


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