İTÜ Department of Geophysical Engineering


Geophysics is a branch of earth sciences investigating the physical processes and phenomena occurring in the earth by combining physics, mathematics and geology. Specifically, some of the areas geophysical engineering deals with are

  1. Exploration of coal, oil, gas and geothermal energy resources as well as groundwater and mineral deposits,

  2. Assessment of earthquake hazards such as strong ground shaking, landslides and liquefaction,

  3. Investigation of subsurface for engineering structures,

  4. Investigation of archeological sites and

  5. Imaging of the subsurface for environmental hazards.