Lee Slater is a Distinguished Professor and Henry Rutgers Professor in Geophysics at Rutgers University Newark. He is an expert in near-surface geophysics and hydrogeophysics. Slater has published over 165 articles in peer-reviewed international hydrogeology and geophysics journals and has led numerous research projects and technology demonstrations backed by various U.S. government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, National Parks Service, and the National Science Foundation.He holds leadership positions such as the Chair of the Near Surface Geophysics Focus Group and the Hydrogeophysics Technical Committee of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), as well as President of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). Currently, he is an Associate Editor for Water Resources Research (WRR) and has recently co-authored an advanced textbook on resistivity and induced polarization methods for near-surface Earth studies.