Dr. Mike Müller-Petke

+49 (0)511 643-3253






1998 - 2005 Diploma in Geophysics at University of Leipzig

2005 - 2009 Researcher at  Berlin University of Technology

2009  PhD Thesis:: Extended use of Magnetic Resonance Sounding (MRS) datasets - QT inversion and resolution studies (Link).

2010 - Post-Doctoral Researcher at Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics


Research Interests:


Lab-, Borehole-, Surface-NMR




Mathematics in Geophysics (TU-Berlin) NMR in Geophysics (TU-Berlin)




MRSmatlab: Processing/ Modeling/ Inversion of Surface-NMR Data: Link 


Current Projects:


Finished Projects:


Surface-NMR 2DQT Inversion. 2012 - 2013 (Link)

Development of a NMR-Borehole Tool for Groundwater Detection and Aquifer Characterization. 2010 - 2012 (Link)


Selected Publications:



Davis, A.C., Dlugosch, R., Queitsch, M., Macnae, J.C., Stolz, R., Müller-Petke, M., 2014. First evidence of detecting surface nuclear magnetic resonance signals using a compact B-field sensor. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2014GL060150.

Müller-Petke, M., Costabel, S., 2014. Comparison and optimal parameter setting of reference-based harmonic noise cancellation in time and frequency domain for surface-NMR. Near Surface Geophysics, 12 , 199-210.

Costabel, S., Müller-Petke, M., 2014. Despiking of Magnetic Resonance Signals in time and wavelet domain. Near Surface Geophysics, 12 , 185-197.

Dlugosch, R., Thomas Günther, T., Müller-Petke, M.,  Yaramanci, U., 2014. Two-dimensional distribution of relaxation time and water content from surface-NMR . Near Surface Geophysics, 12 , 231-241.

Ikca, I., Günther, T., Müller-Petke., M., Basokur, A., and Yaramanci, U., 2014. Multi-objective joint parameter estimation from magnetic resonance and vertical electric soundings using genetic algorithms, Geophysical Prospecting, 62 (2), 364-376.


Müller-Petke, M., Walbrecker, J.O. Knight, R., 2013. The inversion of surface-NMR T1 data for improved aquifer characterization. Geophysics, 78(6):1-12. DOI:10.1190/GEO2013-0035.1

Parsekian, A.D., G. Grosse, J. O. Walbrecker, M. Müller-Petke, K. Keating, L. Liu, B. M. Jones, and R. Knight, 2013. Detecting unfrozen sediments below thermokarst lakes with Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, p. 1-6. doi:10.1002/grl.50137.

Dlugosch, R., Thomas Günther, T., Müller-Petke, M.,  Yaramanci, U. , 2013. Improved prediction of hydraulic conductivity for coarse grained unconsolidated material from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Geophysics, 78(4):EN55-EN64. DOI:10.1190/GEO2012-0187.1.


Günther, T. and Müller-Petke, M, 2012, Hydraulic properties at the North Sea island Borkum derived from joint inversion of magnetic resonance and electrical resistivity soundings, Hydrology and Earth System Science.

Ronczka, M. and Müller-Petke, M., 2012, Optimization of CPMG sequences for NMR borehole measurements, Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems


Müller-Petke, M., Dlugosch, R. and U. Yaramanci, 2011, Evaluation of Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance estimated subsurface water content, New Journal of Physics.

Müller-Petke, M., T. Hiller, R. Hermann and U. Yaramanci, 2011, Reliability and limitations of surface NMR assessed by comparison to borehole NMR, Near Surface Geophysics 9.

Dlugosch, R., Müller-Petke, M., Thomas Günther, T., Costabel, S., Yaramanci, U., 2011, Assessment of the potential of a new generation of surface nuclear magnetic resonance instruments, Near Surface Geophysics 9.


Müller-Petke, M. and U. Yaramanci, 2010, QT-Inversion - Comprehensive use of the complete surface-NMR dataset. Geophysics 75, WA211-WA219.


Yaramanci, U. and Müller-Petke, M. 2009, Improvements in Inversion of Magnetic Resonance Exploration - Water Content, Decay Time, and Resistivity. Journal of Earth Science 3(20), 592-605.

Yaramanci, U. and Müller-Petke, M., 2009, Surface Nuclear-Magnetic-Resonance - A unique tool for hydrogeophysics. THE LEADING EDGE, 1240-1247.


Müller-Petke, M. and Yaramanci, U.,  2008, Resolution studies for Magnetic Resonance Sounding (MRS) using the singular value decomposition. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 66(3-4), 165-175.