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prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer (Freek)

Dean

About Me

Since April, 1 2020, I serve as Dean of the Faculty Geo-information and Earth Observation (ITC).

As professor I am focusing on geothermal energy and earth resources specialized in the use of spectroscopic techniques and hyperspectral remote sensing. My education and research focuses on the Energy Transition.

 

Expertise

Earth & Environmental Sciences
Aster
Infrared Spectroscopy
Mineral
Near Infrared
Remote Sensing
Rock
Spectroscopy
Engineering & Materials Science
Remote Sensing

Ancillary Activities

  • Massey University and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (New Zealand)
    Scientific Advisory Committee to a research programme of Massey University (New Zealand)
  • TNO - Geological Survey of the Netherlands
    Chair scientific advisory committee of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands
  • 4TU
    Board Member 4tu.re Resilience Engineering Center
  • Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
    Head of Delegation for ITC as a Participating Organisation to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

Research

My research focuses on the use of earth observation data primarily hyperspectral data for exploration of geothermal systems and for the longterm monitoring of such systems and their response to natural and external drivers. This work contributes to the energy transition. I also work on other earth resources such as raw materials and oil and gas.

Publications

Recent
Rost, E. (2023). The influence of geologic sample surfaces on TIR spectrocopy. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036557191
Madirisha, M. M. (2022). Flow assurance problems in the geo-energy industry: microbial influenced corrosion, and precipitation of clays in reservoir acid stimulation. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553988
Scafutto, R. , van der Werff, H. M. A. , Bakker, W. H. , van der Meer, F. D., & de Souza Filho, R. (2021). Assessing scientific and industry grade SWIR airborne imaging spectrometers for CH4 mapping. In 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IGARSS) (pp. 1871-1874). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9554544
Ymeti, I. (2021). Investigating the effect of seasonal variations, expressed by moisture and temperature changes, on soil surface stability using proximal remote sensing. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036551731
Kamps, O. M. (2021). Mars in multi-dimensions: A global geological survey. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036551427
Scafutto, R. DP. M. , Van Der Werff, H. , Bakker, W. H. , van der Meer, F. D., & Souza Filho, C. R. D. (2021). An evaluation of airborne SWIR imaging spectrometers for CH4 mapping: Implications of band positioning, spectral sampling and noise. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 94, 1-10. Article 102233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2020.102233
Saepuloh, A. , Hecker, C., Beekman, F. , van der Meer, F. D., van Wees, J. D., Suryantini , Den Hartog - Muharamiah, T., & Daud, Y. (2020). Modern ways of exploring geothermal resources in Indonesia and the Netherlands to boost the Energy Transition: Geothermal exploration methods. s1-s41. Week of Indonesia Netherlands Education and Research, WINNER 2020.
Madirisha, M. M. , Lievens, C. , Hack, H. R. G. K. , & van der Meer, F. D. (2020). Bio-corrosion and acid stimulation in geothermal operations: abstract + presentation. 1 + s1-s24. Abstract from 3rd International Tanzania Energy Platform Conference 2020, Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of.

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Education

I teach geological remote sensing, spectral geology and spectroscopy and offer a project on energy transition.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Projects

I am involved currently as Project Leader and Project Director in projects on geothermal energy in Indonesia, Tanzania, Kenya and New Zealand.

Current Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1267
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1267
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Working days

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Additional Contact Information

https://research.utwente.nl/en/persons/fd-van-der-meer