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Bob Lo - M.Sc., MBA, P.Eng.

Interim President and Senior Geophysicist 


With an engineering degree in the geophysics option of Engineering Science and a masters degree in physics from the University of Toronto, as well as an MBA from Laurentian University, Bob spent over 40 years in mineral exploration, working on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. 


After holding senior positions with major and junior mining companies, as well as data acquisition companies, Bob has spent the last 20 years consulting.  Bob's experience includes geophysical project management of integrated surveys, AFMAG, interpretation with numerical modelling of 3 component borehole EM data, geophysical inversions of potential fields, airborne EM, and geophysics-geology workshops and education.

Bob believes that geophysical data is underutilized and that data and inversions need to be better interpreted.

Markus Svilans - B.Sc. (Hons)

Markus received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Computational Geophysics in 2006 from Carleton University. During his studies and following graduation, Markus worked in airborne geophysics where he developed data acquisition and transmitter controller systems, processed geophysical data, designed surveys, created new processing software tools, and prepared maps. Later, Markus joined an R&D team at Vale (known as Inco at the time) where he worked on new geophysical processing code for air, ground and borehole geophysics, and 3D visualization tools. Code from some of these projects lives on in well-known commercial tools used by geoscientists today.

For the last 10+ years, Markus has worked extensively in high-tech, including a through-the-earth (TTE) radio technology company, where he worked in several roles, including Systems Architect and Product Manager.

At Platform, Markus designs and creates new software for geophysics and visualization in response to the needs of Platform customers and Platform team members, in addition to ongoing research & development activities.

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