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Alison Nugent

Alison Nugent

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences – UH Manoa

“Working with John was refreshing. He listened to what I needed and to the constraints of the project (including cost!), and used creative strategies and work-arounds to get the job done quickly and professionally. This wasn’t something with an off-the-shelf solution and while I initially thought I could do it alone, I found myself overwhelmed, at the boundaries of my knowledge, and up against a deadline. I wish I had gone to Leeman Geophysical sooner because it was smooth sailing once he got involved!”

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Eric Bruning

Associate Professor, Texas Tech University

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Leeman Geophysical on two research / teaching sensor prototypes as well as a custom-engraved wifi-connected sign with controllable RGB LEDs. For the latter project, testing determined an off-the-shelf LED strip had inadequate thermal performance and solder quality, so John designed a custom circuit board to solve the problem as though it were a rather routine activity. John operates with a reassuring blend of expertise and shares just the right information at crucial decision points in the design and build process. I’ve already learned a lot working with John, and am now considering new projects I wouldn’t have previously thought possible.”

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John Geissman

Professor and Program Head, University of Texas at Dallas

“I will gladly second all of the excellent and very accurate comments by my friends in the Paleomagnetism Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma. Leeman Geophysical have provided the paleomagnetic community with a much-needed, robust, dependable, and modern automated specimen handling system that can be interfaced with any form of superconducting rock magnetometer. One of my deep regrets is that I was not able to be in the laboratory during the installation of our system, because, on the basis of my suspicions, as confirmed by the many graduate students who were there to assist with the installation, it must have been quite an educational and stimulating experience to work with the team to put the system into place! The minor issues that we have had since installation have been very quickly solved.”

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Sid Sperry

SPIDI Technologies LLC

“I’ve had the the pleasure of having John Leeman and his team at Leeman Geophysical, LLC, help me with two projects, both involving weather forecast graphics and potential impacts to utilities and their consumers. My business, SPIDI Technologies, LLC, is a small company that depends heavily on forecast accuracy and simplistic yet deterministic graphical displays that allow for quick decision-support solutions. John and his team offered excellent suggestions and recommendations which were implemented in a timely manner, and within our limited budget. I highly recommend Leeman Geophysical, LLC , if you’re looking for expert analysis and operational excellence for your projects.”

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Matthew Kumjian

Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

“Working with John was great! He provided some recommendations for how to proceed with the project, and sent some example images of my different filament options for the print. The project was on time and on budget. Even though I had no idea what I was doing, John definitely did! The final product is even better than I was expecting. It was shipped quickly and professionally packaged. I highly recommend Leeman Geophysical for your projects!”

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Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

“Thanks so much for your active and creative contribution to our geopebble project. We have tried two or three different ways to securely mount our board in the case and each had some flaw. You and I chatted and came up with a couple of ideas – then you quickly made prototypes and we iterated until we had a simple and inexpensive solution. This has been a real headache for me and your work has really solved it. Once I gave you the go-ahead you made the pieces for the brace quickly.”

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Amanda Acevedo

Vedo Systems, LLC

“John’s expertise in geophysics, numerical modeling and instrumentation make him an incredibly unique team member. He can readily step into a complex project and not simply work a single aspect of the problem but instead, he can cut across the project ensuring the team winds up with a truly integrated solution.

Equally impressive as his technical expertise is John’s ability to jump into a team and quickly build great relationships with peers and leadership. John quickly became a “go to” team member because he was a great problem solver but more importantly, because his team approach was deeply valued across the board.

John’s contributions to our project far surpassed what I had expected. His work both on his deliverables and his extra efforts to ensure integration was seamless allowed us to maximize resources, significantly lowering the total cost for the project and ensuring we completed on schedule.

I highly recommend John to any team who needs deep expertise in software, numerical modeling or geophysics from an individual who enjoys working on a team and exceeding expectations.

I give my highest recommendation for John and I hope that I have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.”

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Pete Marchetto

Assistant Professor, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

“Leeman Geophysical allowed me to get my load cell data in the easiest way imaginable with their dual instrumentation amplifier board. The board itself is a great design, with extremely high common-mode noise rejection, and incredibly easy setup, with just a few connections to be made to power, input, and output leads. Furthermore, their BME280 breakout board, the first I’d seen on the market, remains, in my opinion, the best way of getting barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity out of one chip. Any time that I had any questions, they were extremely responsive, as well as eager for feedback on anything that could be made better in their products. One could not ask for more from a custom instrumentation and consulting firm.”

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Jacques Riviere

Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Grenoble Alpes

“Always a good idea to talk to John before starting your project. He has a ton of experience and strong expertise in computing/designing/instrumentation/and much more. I needed a sample holder with some particular dimensions for an acoustic experiment. He came back the day after with the right piece: he had 3D-printed it overnight with all the dimensions I needed.”

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Shannon Dulin

Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

“When we needed a better way to measure samples in our magnetometer, John at Leeman Geophysical came through in a big way. He not only made a new sample holder attachment for our machine but we also devised a quick and easy interchangeable system so that we can measure different sizes of core as well as cubed samples. The parts integrated nicely onto our old machine and work quite well. I look forward to working with Leeman Geophysical with our other laboratory equipment needs! John delivers quality products in a timely manner with lots of attention to the specific needs of our laboratory. “

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Gerhard Heij

PhD Student, University of Oklahoma

“We contracted Leeman Geophysical to build a specialized double walled teflon well for magnetic experiments and we are very pleased with the parts and service he provided. John provided us with a functional design that allows a very tricky experiment to run smoothly. Despite working with challenging material, he was able to mill the parts to our exact specifications. John works in a timely manner and keeps in touch with you throughout the entire process.”

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Steven Adams

Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma

“When we needed assistance with acquisition of weather station wind data John at Leeman Geophysical came highly recommended and delivered exactly what we requested quickly. John provided us the wind data we needed formatted and ready to use. The data was used as part of a project investigating global wind energy potential. John was very thorough and asked great questions to ensure he could provide us with everything we needed.”

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Skip Harper

The Bucket Stoppper, Colorado

“John was very professional when meeting to discuss my project. He was very knowledgeable and able to come up with a few different ideas for my project. He was great on keeping me informed on the status of my project. Excellent communication! He was willing to take a chance on this project without hesitation. It is a pleasure to be working with such a outstanding person!!”