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Biographical Sketch

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 ... Golden at 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.

Following 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 Technology, 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.

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