João B. C. Silva graduated (1972) in geology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He received an M.S. (1976) from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, and a Ph.D. (1982) from the University of Utah, both in geophysics. He has been an assistant professor (1974-1977), associate professor (1977-1997), and a full professor (since 1997) in the Department of Geophysics at the Federal University of Pará. Silva is dean of the geophysics graduate school at the university. In 1998-1999, he spent a sabbatical year at the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Brazil. Since 1999, he has served as an associate editor of GEOPHYSICS (magnetic exploration methods). In 2001, he received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper in Geophysics. His research interests are application of inverse theory to geophysical problems and interpretation of potential-field and magnetotelluric data. He is a member of SEG and the Brazilian Geophysical Society.
João B. C. Silva, Walter E. Medeiros, and Valéria C. F. Barbosa received 2001 Honorable Mention (Geophysics) for their paper Potential-field inversion: Choosing the appropriate technique to solve a geologic problem.
- Contributors, GEOPHYSICS 69(6):1583.
- Silva, J. B. C., W. E. Madeiros, and V. C. F. Barbosa (2001) Potential-field inversion: Choosing the appropriate technique to solve a geologic problem, GEOPHYSICS 66(2):511.