Dr. Alexander Mihai Popovici
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Dr. Popovici is the founder and former CEO of 3DGeo Inc. The company grew from 2 employees in Palo Alto to an international corporation with offices in Houston, Santa Clara, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and representation in Beijing and The Hague. In 2001, 3DGeo was recognized as one of the Top 100 Innovative Companies by InfoWorld. In 2007, 3DGeo won the Hart E&P Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation, nicknamed the “Oscar” of geophysics. In 2008, 3DGeo won the IEEE Spectrum Technology Award. 3DGeo Inc was sold in 2008.
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Dr. Popovici holds a Ph.D. (1995) and a M.S. (1991) in geophysics from Stanford University, and an equivalent B.S. (1985) in geophysical and geological engineering from University of Bucharest. Dr. Popovici’s industry experience includes work in the seismic processing research department for Halliburton Geophysical Services in Dallas and Houston, and EM acquisition and processing contracts with the University of Bucharest. From 1987 to 1988, he was employed at Guzik Technical as a staff engineer for magnetic recording and software development and remained a consultant there until 1993. He has several patents in the field; over 70 publications in conference proceedings, books, trade journals, and research reports; and has invited to give numerous talks at conferences, geophysical associations, and geophysical workshops. He is the past Chairman and a founding board member of Geoscientists Without Borders, an SEG Foundation program that supports humanitarian applications of geophysics around the world. ← See Less
Dr. Manoliu is a retired partner of Cooley Godward where he worked in the business and securities department.
He has considerable expertise in the formation and financing of emerging growth and public electronics and software companies as well as in the structuring of complex licensing deals, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial and strategic arrangements, within the United States and internationally. See More →
Dr. Manoliu received his degree in law from Stanford Law School in 1982. At Stanford, he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was awarded a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979. Previously, Dr. Manoliu majored in physics at the University of Bucharest. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Physical Society. ← See Less