Mr Sebastian Uhlemann

Mr Sebastian Uhlemann

Research Geophysicist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3271

E-mail Mr Sebastian Uhlemann

ORCID: 0000000276737346


  •  2013 – ongoing : ETH Zurich, PhD studies
  •  2012 – ongoing : Research Geophysicist, BGS Keyworth
  •  2010 –2012 : IDEA League (TU Delft, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen), M.Sc. Applied Geophysics
  •  2007 –2010 : TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), B.Sc. Geophysics and Geoinformatics


  • Geophysical tomography, modelling and inversion
  • Near-surface geophysical methods
  • Laboratory-scale imaging of geophysical/geotechnical properties
  • Geophysical/geospatial visualisation

Research interests

  • Geohazards, i.e. integrated analyses of geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental monitoring data for characterization of landslide dynamics
  • Hydrogeophysics, i.e. aquifer characterization, 4D imaging of surface water - groundwater interactions, and contaminant transport
  • Engineering geophysics, i.e. geophysical/geotechnical investigation and monitoring of engineered structures (e.g. embankments, cuttings, dams)
  • Development of geophysical survey and monitoring instrumentation

Professional association

  •  2012 – ongoing : European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Active Member
  •  2014 – ongoing : American Geophysical Union (AGU), Active Member
  •  2013 – ongoing : Reviewer for Geophysical Journal International, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Interpretation, Near Surface Geophysics, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

Published outputs

Key papers

Uhlemann, S., Chambers J., Wilkinson P., et al. 2017. Four-dimensional imaging of moisture dynamics during landslide reactivation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 122, doi:10.1002/2016JF003983.

Uhlemann, S., Hagedorn, S., Dashwood, B., et al. 2016. Landslide characterization using P- and S-wave seismic refraction tomography — The importance of elastic moduli. Journal of Applied Geophysics 134:64–76. doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.08.014

Wilkinson P., Chambers J., Uhlemann S., et al. 2016. Reconstruction of landslide movements by inversion of 4D electrical resistivity tomography monitoring data. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067494

Uhlemann, S., Sorensen, J.P.R., House, A.R., et al. 2016. Integrated time-lapse geoelectrical imaging of wetland hydrological processes. Water Resources Research 52:1607–1625. doi:10.1002/2015WR017932

Uhlemann, S., Smith A., Chambers J., et al. 2016. Assessment of ground-based monitoring techniques applied to landslide investigations. Geomorphology 253:438–451, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.10.027.

Wilkinson, P.B., Uhlemann, S., Chambers, J.E., et al.2015. Development and testing of displacement inversion to track electrode movements on 3-D electrical resistivity tomography monitoring grids. Geophysical Journal International 200:1566-1581. doi:10.1093/gji/ggu483

Uhlemann, S., Wilkinson, P.B., Chambers, J.E., et al. 2015. Interpolation of landslide movements to improve the accuracy of 4D geoelectrical monitoring. Journal of Applied Geophysics 121:93-105. doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2015.07.003

Chambers, J.E., Wilkinson, P.B., Uhlemann, S., et al. 2014. Derivation of lowland riparian wetland deposit architecture using geophysical image analysis and interface detection. Water Resources Research 50:5886–5905. doi: 10.1002/2014WR015643