Dr. Janneke van Ginkel


Dr.  Janneke van Ginkel
Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
ETH Zürich
Dr. Janneke van Ginkel
NO H 60
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich

+41 44 633 23 60

My research interests vary from earthquake-and cryoseismology towards geology, and understanding subsurface processes using passive seismic techniques and ambient H/V measurements. Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at the SED and collaborating with the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. For my project, I will image spatiotemporal variabilities at the basal interface below glaciers through the analysis of ambient H/V measurements, to resolve subglacial changes affecting ice flow dynamics. 



ETH Zürich Postdoctoral Researcher

Swiss Seismological Service and guest researcher at Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research

09/2017 – 05/2022

PhD Candidate at University of Groningen and Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Thesis: Seismic site response in the Netherlands: impact of the shallow subsurface composition on earthquake ground motion amplification

Supervisors: Prof. Rien Herber, Dr. Elmer Ruigrok, Prof. Dr. Läslo Evers

01/2014 - 07/2017

Shell International Exploration & Production, the Netherlands

Exploration Geoscientist Gabon Offshore and NV Sub Sahara Africa

02/2013 - 07/2013

Fugro Geophysical Survey B.V., the Netherlands

Geophysicist Intern



10/2017 - 02/2022

Graduate School University of Groningen


Summer school Cargèse, Corsica

Ambient noise seismology


Summer school Young Seismologist Training Course, Malta

Array seismology

01/2014 - 07/2017

Shell Technical Graduate Programme

01/2011 - 07/2013

MSc. Geology, Utrecht University

Thesis: Mineralogical and microstructural analysis of natural CO2 - bearing sandstones. Advisor: Prof. Chris Spiers

01/2011 - 08/2011

Master Geology Exchange program with ETH Zurich, Switzerland

09/2007 - 10/2010

BSc. Earth Sciences, Utrecht University


Awards / Grants


ETH Zürich Postdoctoral fellowship grant


Outstanding Student Poster and PICO Award European Geosciences Union General Assembly

An approach to construct a Netherlands-wide ground-motion amplification model


Outstanding Student Paper Award American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

The vertical component of low magnitude earthquakes, why do we care?


Outstanding Student Poster and PICO Award European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Ambivalent amplifications: using horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios to characterize subsurface seismic properties


Van Ginkel, J., Ruigrok, E., Wentinck, R., Herber, R., (2022) Amplification behaviour of compressional waves in unconsolidated sedimentsFrontiers in Earth Sciences 475

Van Ginkel, J., Ruigrok, E., Stafleu, J., Herber, R., (2022), Development of a seismic site-response zonation map for the NetherlandsNatural hazards and Earth System Sciences 22, 41-63, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-22-41-2022

Van Ginkel, J., Ruigrok, E., Herber, R., (2020), Using horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios to construct shear-wave velocity profiles, Solid Earth 11(6), 2015-2030, DOI: 10.5194/se-11-2015-2020 (Invited contribution)

Van Ginkel, J., Ruigrok, E., Herber, R., (2019), Assessing soil amplifications in Groningen, the Netherlands, EAGEFirst Break 37.10: 33-38.


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