Andrei Swidinsky

Associate Professor, Geophysics

Andrei Swidinsky


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, (2011-2013) Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany
  • Ph.D. Geophysics, (2011) Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc. Geophysics, (2006) Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.Sc. Theoretical Physics, (2005) Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada

Research Areas

  • Electrical and electromagnetic methods in applied geophysics
  • Mining geophysics
  • Non-seismic methods in petroleum geophysics
  • Geothermal and aquifer characterization
  • Magnetic storm impacts on the electric power grid
  • Geophysics field camp


  • Swidinsky, A. & Nabighian, M. N., 2016: Transient electromagnetic fields of a buried horizontal magnetic dipole. Geophysics, 81(6), E97-E110
  • Swidinsky, A., 2015: On refracted versus diffracted fields in controlled-source electromagnetics. Geophysical Journal International, 201, 1738-1742.
  • Swidinsky, A., Hoelz, S. & Jegen, M., 2015: Rapid resistivity imaging for marine CSEM surveys with two transmitter polarizations: An application to the North Alex mud volcano. Geophysics, 80(2), E97-E110.
  • Love, J. & Swidinsky, A., 2015: Estimation of observatory geoelectric fields induced during intense geomagnetic storms. Earth, Plants and Space, 67, 58.
  • Swidinsky, A. & Nabighian, M. N., 2015: On smoke rings produced by a loop buried in a conductive halfspace. Geophysics, 80(4), E225-E236.
  • Tang, W., Li, Y, Swidinsky, A. & Liu, J., 2015: Three-dimensional controlled-source EM modeling with a well casing as a grounded source using a finite element method. Geophysical Prospecting, 63, 1491-1507.
  • Hoelz, S., Swidinsky, A., Sommer, M., Jegen, M. & Bialas, J., 2015: The use of rotational invariants in the interpretation of marine CSEM data. Geophysical Journal International, 201(1), 224-245.
  • Swidinsky, A., 2014: On the electromagnetic response of a resistive cylinder buried in a conductive host. Geophysics, 79(6), E341-E351.
  • Love, J. & Swidinsky, A., 2014: On the time-causal estimation of electric fields induced in the Earth’s lithosphere during great magnetic storms. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(7), 2266-2274.
  • Sommer, M., Hoelz, S., Moorkamp, M., Swidinsky, A., Heincke, B., Scholl, C. & Jegen, M., 2013: GPU parallelization of a three dimensional marine CSEM code. Computers & Geosciences. 58, 91-99.

Recent Courses

  • GPGN302: Introduction to electromagnetic and seismic methods
  • GPGN308: Introduction to electrical and electromagnetic methods
  • GPGN420/520: Advanced electrical and electromagnetic methods
  • GPGN411/511: Advanced gravity and magnetic methods
  • GPGN438: Geophysics project design
  • GPGN486: Geophysics field camp (director)
  • GPGN598a: Special topics in electrical and electromagnetic methods
  • GPGN598b: Instrumental design in applied geophysics