Han Limburg studied physics at the University of Groningen and completed his PhD (cum laude) in the atomic physics group of the nuclear physics lab there. Limburg subsequently worked at the nuclear physics lab on the commercialization of an underwater gamma-ray spectrometer before founding Medusa Explorations together with Ronald Koomans in 2000. Limburg is focused on the technical development by creating gamma-ray survey systems for geophysical applications using new detector materials and novel data analysis methods to make detectors smaller, more robust and user friendly.