Friedrich was born in Munich in 1972. Since then he (has
been) moved around a lot: Cologne, famous for its Carneval ... the
fashion city of Antwerp ... Toulouse, center of the European
aerospace industry ... the Hanseatic City of Hamburg ...
the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and "where the West still lives" ...
Delft with its criss-crossing canals and known
for its "Delft Blue" porcelain ... Paris, the "City
of Light" with its fabulous art
museums ... and most recently Trondheim in beautiful Norway. His time in Munich, although very short, lead to his nickname
Frieder, which is the
Bavarian version of Friedrich.
his interest in natural science and travel abroad, he enrolled in the Geophysics program at the University of
Hamburg, Germany, in 1993.
Focusing on ground penetrating radar (GPR), he transferred to the Colorado School of Mines in 1996, where he was awarded a MSc in
Geophysics in 1999. While at Mines, he studied the possible use of
inertial navigation for real-time GPR antenna position and
orientation estimation. In 2000, he moved to the Netherlands to
pursue a PhD on buried landmine identification with GPR at the International Research Centre for Telecommunications-Transmission and Radar (IRCTR) at the
Delft University of
which he completed in January 2005. During 2005-2006, he held a Marie Curie
Research Fellowship at the Schlumberger Riboud Product Center in
Clamart, France, where he worked on finite element modeling of
micro-resistivity borehole imaging tools. In autumn 2006, he joined Electromagnetic
Geoservices (EMGS) in Trondheim, Norway.
In his free time, you may find him in a cafe enjoying a coffee or
some tasty beers (especially Belgian ones) with his friends or planning
his next travel
adventure. The combination of snow and mountains excites his passion
for skiing and the outdoors.