Last Monday Evert defended his PhD thesis. It was a great pleasure to witness such an important academic moment, and to see Evert discuss — with confidence and deep knowledge — questions from the examiners. Evert’s research characterized micro- and macro-scale fractures (and indirectly permeability) in Ngatamariki Geothermal field by combining lab and field data. He also adapted numerical methods (dynamic time warping) to better quantify seismic wave shape and time variations, a critical tool for any seismic wave geophysical application. Three of his Chapters are already published or in review in the peer-reviewed literature.