Raymond Durrheim received a B.S. (1977) from Stellenbosch University, an M.S. (1984) from the University of Pretoria, and a B.S. (1979) and Ph.D. (1990) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He was appointed to the South African Research Chair in Exploration, Earthquake, and Mining Seismology in 2007 and holds positions at the University of the Witwatersrand and the CSIR Centre for Mining Innovation. His research interests include the challenges of mining at extreme depths, and investigations of the structure, evolution, and mineral resources of the African plate.
Best Paper in Geophysics 2012
Dr. Durrheim received the 2012 Best Paper in Geophysics Award, with Musa S. D. Manzi, Kim A. A. Hein, and Nick King for their paper: 3D edge detection seismic attributes used to map potential conduits for water and methane in deep gold mines in the Witwatersrand basin, South Africa,