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Benjamin J Drenth, Ph.D.

Ben Drenth is a Research Geophysicist in the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center in Denver, Colorado.

His research is focused on the interpretation of gravity and magnetic geophysical data, in conjunction with other types of geophysical data and geologic information, to address 3D geologic mapping problems at a variety of scales. He specializes in interpretation in challenging physical and geologic environments, such as high-relief terrain and areas where the rocks of interest are concealed. USGS areas of focus include the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping and Mineral Resource Programs.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in geophysics from the University of Oklahoma, 2009

  • MS in geophysics from the University of Texas at El Paso, 2005

  • BS in geological engineering from Michigan Technological University, 2003

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