Assumes Editorship in January 2018
Arthur B. Weglein, Hugh Roy and Lillie-Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair in Physics at the University of Houston, has been selected as co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Seismic Exploration. Weglein is a professor in the Department of Physics and in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He will serve as co-editor-in-chief alongside Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor emeritus M. Nafi Toksöz.
His co-editorship, which will commence in January 2018, is the culmination of a 25-year involvement as a member of the journal’s editorial board.
The Journal of Seismic Exploration is dedicated to publishing “research in seismic modeling, processing, inversion, interpretation, field techniques, borehole techniques, tomography, instrumentation and software.”
With a career that has spanned both academia and industry, Weglein will bring his expertise to the journal. Weglein is the founding director of the Mission-Oriented Seismic Research Program in UH’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The research consortium, supported by major oil and service companies, addresses high priority seismic exploration and production problems. Weglein is also co-author with Bob Stolt of the two-volume Cambridge University Press graduate textbook “Seismic Imaging and Inversion.”
“This is positive news and recognition for UH and our role in petroleum exploration seismology,” Weglein said.
Weglein was the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Distinguished Lecturer in 2003. In 2008, he received the CCNY Townsend Harris Medal, and in 2010, the SEG Reginald Fessenden Medal for contributions to seismic exploration. In 2016, Weglein was awarded the SEG’s highest honor, the Maurice Ewing Medal.