Biography

Rosemary Knight is the George L. Harrington Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. She focuses her research on the development of geophysical methods for imaging the top ~100 meters of Earth for environmental applications. Knight uses electromagnetic geophysical methods to noninvasively acquire images of this near-surface region, allowing the monitoring of natural systems and the extraction of information that cannot be obtained using more traditional. Of particular interest to Knight is the imaging of groundwater resources. She is developing new methods for acquiring, processing and interpreting geophysical data, as well as determining the link between geophysical images and subsurface properties and processes. Knight holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford, and earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Geological Sciences from Queen's University at Kingston in Ontario, Canada.