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Zhiguo An received his Ph.D. degree in Solid Geophysics from Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) (2008). He currently is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS. His research interests include geo-electromagnetic data processing and applications.
Melvyn E. Best has over 30 years geophysical experience in industry and government. He did his Ph.D. thesis at MIT and was a research associate in the Physics Department at McGill University before he began his geophysics career in 1972 with Shell Canada in Calgary, Alberta. He worked in the mineral department until 1978 at which time he spent 2 years at Shell's research center in Rijswijk, The Netherlands developing an airborne EM system (the SWEEPEM airborne EM system). A number of patents and research publications emerged from this project as well as a prototype system. In 1982 he moved from the minerals department to head up petroleum engineering research for Shell in Calgary. He left Shell in 1985 to work for a consulting company in Calgary (Teknica Resource Development Limited) developing artificial intelligence workstations for seismic processing and interpretation. In 1986 he joined the Atlantic Geoscience Center (Geological Survey of Canada, GSC) as head of the Basin Analysis Subdivision responsible for research related to the east coast offshore and eastern Arctic hydrocarbon basins of Canada. Dr. Best became Director of the Pacific Geoscience Centre (GSC) in Victoria, British Columbia in 1990. He stepped …