EESA Faculty Scientist Jonathan Ajo-Franklin has been named the Harold Mooney Award Winner for 2019 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Ajo-Franklin began working at Berkeley Lab as a research scientist in 2007. He later became staff scientist and department head of the Geophysics Department in 2017.
The Harold Mooney Award is given annually to an individual in recognition of scientific and technical excellence and innovation leading to the advancement of near-surface geophysics, and in recognition of long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the near-surface geophysics community through education, outreach efforts, professional service, or development of opportunities with other professional disciplines that employ geophysics.
Franklin’s research focuses broadly on using geophysical techniques to understand dynamic alterations in subsurface properties of relevance to the environmental and energy sectors. His technological focus in the field is on novel acquisition approaches including semi-permanent seismic sources and fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS). Read more.