Baptiste Dafflon received his MSc (2004) in geophysics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETHZ) and his PhD (2009) in geophysics from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He has worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Center of Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS) at Boise State University (due to a one and a half year fellowship grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation) and in Earth Sciences Divisioin at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Currently Baptiste is a Research Scientist at LBNL.
Baptiste’s main research interests are the inherently trans-disciplinary fields of environmental geophysics, hydrology and biogeochemistry. Currently his research focuses mainly on the development of comprehensive strategies for the integration of multiple sources of ground- and aerial-based information to improve the prediction of water and heat fluxes and to investiagte interaction between surface and subsurface processes. The combination of high-resolution geophysical methods (e.g., electrical resistivity, electormagnetic induction, ground-penetrating radar) with hydrogeological methods (core and logging data, pumping and tracer tests,…) and high-resolution landscape imaging (e.g., digital elevation model, multi-spectral imaging) offers the perspective to obtain greatly improved understadning and prediction of hydrological and biochemical processes at the surface, in soil, in vadose zone and in aquifer. Making such strategies accessible will offer new capabilities for understanding subsurface processes, as well as for efficient and cost-effective strategies for management, protection and remediation of water resources.