Remke van Dam

Principal Geophysicist

Remke is our resident near-surface geophysicist. He promotes geophysical solutions for a broad range of environmental, engineering, and groundwater applications. Experienced with a wide range of geophysical methods and applications, he is involved in project development, execution, and delivery for a range of market sectors.

Remke graduated from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, with an MSc in Physical Geography. In 2001 he received a PhD from the Free University in Amsterdam for a dissertation titled “Causes of ground-penetrating radar reflections in sediment.” He then moved to the United States where he held positions at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and at Michigan State University.

As a Principal Geophysicist with SGC, which he joined in 2019, Remke works in the broad area of near-surface geophysics, which includes environmental, geotechnical, and hydro-geophysics. Comfortable in the board room, at stakeholder meetings, and in the field, Remke enjoys working with clients to design innovative and cost-effective solutions for site investigations and monitoring.

Remke has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and has extensive field experience around the world. He is a Past President of the SEG Near-Surface Technical Section and continues to support the broader community, including as Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics. Remke is fluent in Dutch and English and has full professional working proficiency in Portuguese.