Prof. Doug Oldenburg​

Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British Columbia, Canada




Doug Oldenburg is an emeritus professor of Geophysics in the EOAS department at UBC. He is the founder, and now advisor, for the UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility (UBC-GIF). His research career has focused upon the development of inversion methodologies and their application to help solve applied problems in a variety of fields. Motivated to make geophysics more accessible and engaging, he co-leads efforts for developing open-source resources for students, researchers and practitioners that increase the use and usefulness of geophysics through SimPEG ( and GeoSci (