Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

PhD Student Receives SEG Scholarships


Congratulations to PhD student, Callum Walter BSc'16, who has been awarded the 2020 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Lucien LaCoste Scholarship, and the SEG Foundation Scholarship.

The Lucien LaCoste Scholarship is a merit based scholarship awarded for research specializing in Potential Fields instrumentation and/or data analysis. The SEG Foundation Scholarship is also merit based, and is awarded to students studying geophysics and related geosciences.

Callum’s research focuses on integrating remotely piloted aircraft systems (UAVs) with high-resolution total field magnetometers. Presently, Callum is investigating the complex, high-frequency electromagnetic interference signals that are generated by multi-rotor UAVs and how these interference signals impact the gathered aeromagnetic data. This research endeavours to characterize and mitigate these interference signals by developing unique processing and magnetic compensation techniques, specifically for multi-rotor UAV platforms. This award-winning research will be outlined in Callum’s upcoming Ph.D. dissertation next year.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is a not-for-profit organization supporting 27,000 members from 128 countries and received 428 scholarship applications this year.

Further information is available on the SEG website.

Congratulations, Callum!