Dr Kasper van Wijk

PhD

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Associate Professor

Biography

Kasper received his PhD in 2003 from Colorado School of Mines, and an associate professor at Boise State University until 2012.  In 2012, he joined the physics department of the University of Auckland.

Research | Current

  • Laser ultrasonics
  • Elastic wave scattering
  • Seismology

Kasper works on a wide variety of applications to do with elastic wave propagation. These applications range from remotely sensing the structure of the Earth's subsurface with scattered seismic waves, to exciting and detecting ultrasonic waves with lasers in (fractured) earth and composite materials in the Physical Acoustics Laboratory. In addition, he directs a project to build and operate simple seismometers in schools in New Zealand.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mikesell, T., van Wijk, K., Otheim, L., Marshall, H.-P., & Kurbatov, A. (2017). Laser Ultrasound Observations of Mechanical Property Variations in Ice Cores. Geosciences, 7 (3), 47-47. 10.3390/geosciences7030047
  • Ensing, J. X., van Wijk, K., & Spörli KB (2017). Probing the subsurface of the Auckland Volcanic Field with ambient seismic noise. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 1-12. 10.1080/00288306.2017.1337643
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bernhard Sporli, Josiah Ensing
  • van der Neut, J., Johnson, J. L., van Wijk, K., Singh, S., Slob, E., & Wapenaar, K. (2017). A Marchenko equation for acoustic inverse source problems. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (6)10.1121/1.4984272
  • van Wijk, K., Simpson, J., & Adam, L. (2017). Teaching hands-on geophysics: examples from the Rū seismic network in New Zealand. European Journal of Physics, 38 (2), 023001-023001. 10.1088/1361-6404/aa5395
  • Johnson, J. L., Shragge, J., & van Wijk, K. (2017). Nonconfocal all-optical laser-ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging system for angle-dependent deep tissue imaging. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22 (4)10.1117/1.JBO.22.4.041014
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33118
  • Johnson, J. L., van Wijk, K., & Merrilees, M. (2017). All-optical Photoacoustic and laser-ultrasound imaging of fixed arterial tissue. Paper presented at Conference on Photons Plus Ultrasound - Imaging and Sensing, San Francisco, CA. 29 January - 1 February 2017. PHOTONS PLUS ULTRASOUND: IMAGING AND SENSING 2017. (pp. 1). 10.1117/12.2251553
  • van wijk, Simpson J., & Adam Dvalishvili, L. (2017). Teaching hands-on geophysics: examples from the Rū seismic network in New Zealand. European Journal of Physics, 38 (2), 023001-023001. 10.1088/1361-6404/aa5395
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ludmila Adam
  • Hitchman, S., van Wijk, K., & Davidson, Z. (2016). Monitoring attenuation and the elastic properties of an apple with laser ultrasound. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 121, 71-77. 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2016.07.006

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Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE - MATHPHYSIC - Bldg 303
Level 7, Room 705
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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