Advisors

Dr. H. Frank Morrison is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Morrison has expertise in many areas of geophysics, including numerical modeling of electrical, induced polarization (IP) and electromagnetic (EM) methods, field studies of controlled source EM (CSEM) and self potential methods for geothermal exploration, ground and marine magnetotellurics (MT) for petroleum exploration, audio frequency MT profiling for mineral and groundwater exploration, development of the theory and a full scale prototype for a unique single coil airborne EM system and theory and field systems for EM imaging between boreholes (cross-well EM).

Dr. Morrison was a co-founder of Electromagnetic Instruments (EMI) which successfully commercialized a new MT system and the cross-well EM method he had developed. EMI was acquired by Schlumberger, where those technologies and methodologies remain active in the oil and gas industry. For his accomplishments and for his role in transferring many of the research projects to practical methods for the exploration industry, he was elected an Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in 1999.

In 2007, his team was awarded the R&D 100 award for the development of the very successful Berkeley Unexploded Ordnance Discriminator (BUD).

Mr. Greg Horowitt is the co-founder and Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital, a seed and early stage venture fund and advisory services firm focused on high impact innovation in the technology and healthcare sectors.

Previously, Mr. Horowitt served as President and CEO of the Praetorian Group, a venture-backed software and online media company, and for nearly 20 years before that, he was an executive with one of the Berkshire Hathaway operating companies, Fechheimer Brothers.

Mr. Horowitt is the co-author of the bestselling book, ‘the Rainforest: the Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley’ which examines the dynamics and drivers of innovation ecosystems, and is also a Kauffman Fellow, a member of a selective program to groom leaders of the venture capital industry, and serves as an advisor, speaker, and consultant to development organizations including the World Bank, US State Department, OECD, USAID, Aspen Institute, and the National Academies of Science.

He currently serves on the boards of the CONNECT Foundation, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and the UC San Diego Entrepreneurship Challenge. In addition, Mr. Horowitt is also the co-founder of Global CONNECT, a think tank based at the University of California, San Diego, focused on the development and growth of innovation clusters worldwide and holds a degree with high honors in Biochemistry and minors in Economics and Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Daniel Cress is a former Program Manager for the US Government where he specialized in discovering, mapping, and characterizing facilities using Physics-based techniques.

Dr. Cress continues to support US Government efforts in related areas as a consultant to Program Managers. He was the driving force behind the implementation of DARPA’s Counter UnderGround Facilities (CUGF) Program, which spans multiple exploitations involving electromagnetic, seismic, acoustic, optical, and radar techniques, and served as its Program Manager for five years after its inception.

Dan began his career as a geophysicist with the Army Corps of Engineers and, having worked with GroundMetrics technical personnel, has a keen interest in transitioning of former CUGF technology to commercial applications. Dan holds a PhD in Physics from Texas Tech University and had a post-doctoral appointment at the Colorado School of Mines.

Kevin Rigsby has more than 28 years of experience in geological and geophysical prospecting utilizing magnetotelluric, electrotelluric and other geophysical methods.

Kevin co-founded Telluric Technologies in 1992 to service the oil, gas, and coal exploration industries. In 2000, he incorporated Stratatek Groundwater Imaging to focus on groundwater exploration, which he sold in 2004.

Kevin has been involved in the exploration and development of over 100 million barrels of oil, including the State Line/Arapahoe Morrow Sandstone field in Eastern Colorado/Western Kansas, and the Navigator Field in Texas. He holds a degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. André Revil is a full Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, Geophysics Department. His main research interest is the development of geoelectrical methods (including self-potential, electrical resistivity, and induced polarization) combining his expertise in petrophysics and the development of new algorithms.

Dr. Revil has conducted extensive research into the application of these methods to a variety of problems including the contamination of aquifers, the determination of the hydraulic transmissivity of the ground, and applications of these geoelectrical properties to active volcanoes.

André holds a PhD in Geophysics from Ecole de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, publishes in the field regularly, and is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth.