Dr. Jack Dvorkin
Jack Petrovich Dvorkin earned his PhD in 1980 and M.S. and B.Sc. in 1974 in Continuum Mechanics and Mathematics, all from Lomonosov Moscow University. Currently, he is a faculty member and program leader for Rock Science at King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences. In 1989-2017, he worked as a senior research scientist in Rock Physics Laboratory at Stanford University. Between 1974 and 1989, he worked in the petroleum industry in the USSR. He has co-authored 180 scientific papers, six books, and nine U.S. patents. In 2014, he was awarded SEG Honorary Membership. The same year, he received the ENI Award, New Frontiers of Hydrocarbon, Upstream Section, for pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization. He has pioneered Digital Rock Physics at Stanford, as well as while serving on Ingrain team between 2010 and 2016. He has taught numerous academic and professional courses in rock physics, worldwide. In the 2020 Stanford survey he was listed among top 2% of scientists worldwide. His current interests are in experimental and theoretical rock physics, rock-physics-based reservoir characterization, and digital rock physics.