Jacob T. Fokkema received a degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnical School of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, in 1969. He received an M.Sc. (1976) in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. (1979) in technical sciences from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 1979–1980, he worked at the laboratory of network theory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Delft University. In 1980–1981, Fokkema was a postdoctoral research fellow at the integrated systems laboratory at Stanford University, in California. In 1982, he worked in the Department of Applied Earth Sciences at Delft University. In 1987–1988, he was a visiting professor at the Institute of Geosciences and Physics of the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, where he was appointed full professor of applied geophysics in the Applied Earth Science Department in 1993. In 1993–1997, Fokkema was a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. In 1995, he transferred to the Faculty of Applied Physics at Delft University, and in 2001, he was appointed special professor of applied geophysics at the Free University of Amsterdam. Fokkema is a member of the board of directors of the Netherlands Research Center for Integrated Solid Earth Sciences and is Rector Magnificus at Delft University of Technology. He researches inversion of acoustic and electromagnetic geophysical measurements, focusing on measurements in time-lapse mode capturing the dynamic behavior of the earth’s subsurface.
- Wapenaar, K. and Fokkema, J. (2006). ”Green’s function representations for seismic interferometry.” GEOPHYSICS, 71(4), SI33–SI46.doi: 10.1190/1.2213955