Robert R. Stewart


Rob received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in math and physics and Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was employed with Chevron’s Oil Field Research Lab, California; ARCO in Dallas; and Veritas Software, Calgary. Rob was Professor of Geophysics at the University of Calgary, held its Chair in Exploration Geophysics, and co-founded the CREWES Project, a university-industry consortium. In 2008, he joined the University of Houston (UH) as Professor of Geophysics, holds the Cullen Chair in Exploration Geophysics, and is Director of the Allied Geophysical Laboratories. He received UH’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award in 2013, the UH Provost’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2014, and 2019 Team Teaching Award (for founding and directing UH’s Geophysical Field Camps). Rob is a licensed geoscientist in Alberta (P. Geo.) and Texas (P.G.). He holds fixed-wing and unmanned aircraft and SCUBA certifications. He has published over 150 articles in geoscience journals and magazines.

Rob was the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ (SEG) Distinguished Educator (presenting courses in 13 countries) and received the SEG Lifetime Membership Award. He also served as President of the Canadian SEG and received its Honorary Membership Award and Medal. He completed service as the 1st Vice President of the Geophysical Society of Houston (2000 members) and is currently Past President of the SEG. Rob has led geophysical expeditions to NASA’s High Arctic Haughton-Mars Project, Belize archaeological ruins, and post-earthquake Haiti as part of the Geoscientists Without Borders program. He is President of Sonderra, LLC – a geophysical consulting company.


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