Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Scientist, United Electrodynamics, Seismic Data Laboratory, Alexandria, Virginia (1963 - 1963)
  • Consultant, Chevron Oil Field Research Company (1967 - 1973)
  • Assistant Professor, Geophysics Department, Stanford University (1967 - 1971)
  • Associate Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University (1971 - 1977)
  • Research Geologist, Princeton University (1972 - 1973)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Applied Mathematics Department, Sydney University (1973 - 1973)
  • Professor, Geophysics, Stanford University (1977 - Present)
  • Sabbatical leave to the Geophysics Department, Cambridge University (1979 - 1980)
  • Sabbatical leave to Scripps, Melbourne, Tel Aviv, and Milan, Stanford University (1993 - 1994)

Honors & Awards


  • Best Presentation Award for paper entitled, Exploration of Field Waves, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1972)
  • Medal Award in recognition of his outstanding and original pioneering work in seismic wave analysis, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1973)
  • Elected Fellow, American Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1977)
  • Honorary Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1985)
  • Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Professorship in Geophysics, Stanford University (1987)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (1988)
  • Best Poster Award (with Steve Cole), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1990)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Stanford University School of Earth Sciences (1991)
  • Maurice Ewing Medal, Society of Exploration Geophysicists' highest award (1992)
  • Erasmus Award, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE's highest award) (2000)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Electronic Communications Committee, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1993 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Colorado School of Mines (1990 - 1999)
  • Coordinator and chief fundraiser for skylight and lounge project on fourth floor of the Mitchell Building, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Coordinator of search committee for research professor in reflection seismology, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Committee member for PE faculty search(es), Stanford University (1998 - 1998)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Geophysics (1967)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Geophysics (1963)
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics (1960)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Reflection Seismology

2017-18 Courses


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