Energy Fellow Robert Stewart Professor of Geophysics; Cullen Chair in Exploration Geophysics | College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston

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Robert Stewart is Professor of Geophysics, holds the Cullen Chair in Exploration Geophysics, and is Director of the Allied Geophysical Laboratories at the University of Houston. Prior to his current position, he was employed with Chevron’s Oil Field Research Lab in California; ARCO in Dallas; and Veritas Software in Calgary. Stewart 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.

He received the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston in 2013 and was presented with the UH Provost’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. Rob is a licensed geoscientist in Alberta (P. Geo.) and Texas (P.G.).

Stewart was a Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ (SEG) Distinguished Educator 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 served as Vice President of the Geophysical Society of Houston and is currently Vice President of the SEG.

Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.