The Peer review has evaluated this group as Excellent
This research topic is devoted to the development and/or improvement of geophysical methods for application to environmental and engineering problems. This topic is relatively new in the Department (active since 2001). The group has a solid background on the theory and practice of some geophysical methods, especially georadar, exploration seismics and DC-resistivity. The research staff is very young and well assorted to reach a balanced mix of different expertises (electronic, environmental and civil engineers belong to the group). As a result the group can develop the research approaching all the aspects (hardware improvements, software development, data processing, data interpretation, etc.) that have an impact on the potential and final quality of the geophysical investigations. In the reporting period, the group was particularly active on the improvement of hardware and software tools for making 3D georadar investigations cost effective and successfully applicable to some problems: subsurface utility mapping, diagnostic of building elements, archeological investigations. In addition the group was involved in a few projects dedicated to the development and improvement of integrated geophysical methods for environmental applications: brownfield assessment, monitoring of embankment integrity.