Gregory S. Baker

Gregory S. Baker currently holds the Jones/Bibee Endowed Professorship in Geophysics in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee (2005–present), where he is an Associate Professor. His area of specialization is “near-surface geophysics” which deals with remotely imaging the upper 200 m of the subsurface of planets and their moons. Dr Baker received his B.S. (1992; Honors) and M.S. (1994) in geology from Lehigh University, and Ph.D. (1999; Honors) in geophysics from The University at Kansas under Dr. Don W. Steeples. He was on the faculty of the Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) from 1999–2005 and retains a position there as Research Associate Professor./p>

As of 2009, Dr. Baker has published 4 monographs and 32 refereed journal articles, presented 52 research seminars at national conferences and universities, been PI or co-PI on competitive federal grants totaling over US$5.4 million, and served as major advisor for 6 PhD students and 10 M.S. students. His research is focused in: (1) developing new geophysical instrumentation and data processing techniques; (2) improving standard operating procedures of data collection; and (3) demonstrating applied examples of state-of-the-art techniques. Dr Baker was an Associate Editor for Geophysics from 2001–2004, served on the SEG Annual Meeting Technical Program Committee in 2002, 2003, & 2004, was elected to several offices in the Near-Surface Geophysics Section of SEG, and served as President of the Section in 2003–2004. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geoscience Education and a member of Board for The Leading Edge. Dr. Baker was the inaugural winner (2008) of the Early Career Award presented by the Environmental & Engineering Geophysics Society (EEGS) and Geonics Ltd. for significant and ongoing contributions to environmental and engineering geophysics.

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