Kim Esbensen originally trained as a geologist/geochemist, but it was 30 years before he actually worked in a geoscience institution (The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland). In-between he established two research groups dealing with PAT and chemometrics. He found a third love, scientifically speaking, some 15 years ago, when he met the Theory of Sampling (TOS), and the field of representative sampling has occupied his career ever since. Kim is specifically interested in the interaction between process—and material heterogeneity, representative sampling and augmented measurement uncertainty.
Claas Wagner originally trained as an economist, Claas Wagner realised that his real interests were with environmental and energy related topics and therefore continued his education in this direction. Sustainable resource management, emission reduction procedures and energy efficiency issues have all one common ground: decisions need to be based on valid data. This led to Claas’ PhD on representative sampling and data analysis for quality monitoring in large-scale combustion plants. Currently Claas combines his fields of interest, working as a consultant for various industries providing quality assurance approaches. Throughout all of this reigns representative sampling.