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Title: Benjamin M. Page Professor
Primary Affiliation: Department of Geophysics
Other Affiliations: Earth Systems, E-IPER
Office Location: Mitchell Bldg  347
Research Group: Stress and Crustal Mechanics Group
Phone: 650-725-9295
Fax: 650-725-7344
E-mail: zoback@stanford.edu
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Education:

  • 1975 | Ph.D. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1973 | M.S. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1969 | B.S. Geophysics University of Arizona

Professional Experience:

  • 1991 - 1997 | Chairman, Department of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1984 - Present | Professor of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1981 - 1984 | Chief Branch of Tectonophysics, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1980 - 1981 | Deputy Chief Office of Earthquake Studies, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1976 - 1984 | Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1976 - 1980 | Chief In-Situ Stress Measurement Project, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1975 - 1976 | Research Associate National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1975 | Visiting Scientist Rhur University, Bochum, Germany
  • 1973 - 1975 | Geophysicist U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1971 - 1973 | Research Assistant Stanford University
  • 1969 - 1971 | Geophysicist Amoco Production Company

Honors and Awards:

  • 2012 | Honorary Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics
  • 2011 |  Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2011 |  Elected Fellow, American Rock Mechanics Association
  • 2008 | Walter H. Bucher Medal, American Geophysical Union
  • 2006 | New Zealand Geophysics Prize for 2006 (with John Townend)
  • 2006 | Emil Wiechert Medal, German Geophysical Society
  • 2005 | Named Benjamin M. Page Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2004 | Best of What's New 2004, Popular Science (EarthScope's San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth)
  • 2004 | School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1999 | Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Arizona Department of Geosciences
  • 1999 | Elected Honorary Fellow, European Union of Geosciences
  • 1998 | University Fellow, Stanford University
  • 1998 | Kenneth Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Stanford University
  • 1998 | Elected Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 1989 | Senior Research Scientist Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Stiftung
  • 1985 | Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1984 | Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 1975 | National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University Service:

  • 2010 - 2012 | SUES Breadth Requirement Review Committee
  • 2010 - 2011 | Faculty Senate Steering Committee
  • 2009 - 2011 | Faculty Senate
  • 2009 - 2010 | University Fact Finder, Reappointment Appeal
  • 2004 - 2008 | University Capital Planning Group
  • 2003 - 2004 | Member University Advisory Board
  • 2002 - 2003 | Chair, Subcommittee on University Awards
  • 2002 - 2004 | Chair, Planning and Policy Board
  • 2001 - 2004 | Provost's Committee on Recreational use of the Dish
  • 2001 - 2002 | Earth Systems Review Committee
  • 2001 | Provost's Task Force on College Rankings
  • 2000 | Provost Search Committee
  • 2000 | General Counsel Evaluation Panel
  • 1999 - 2000 | Member, Stanford Communications Council
  • 1999 - 2000 | Chair, Faculty Senate
  • 1997 - 1998 | Committee on Committees
  • 1996 - 1998 | Chair, Committee of 15
  • 1996 - 2000 | Coordinator, SME, Earth Sciences Track
  • 1995 - 2008 | Member, Earth Systems Steering Committee
  • 1991 - 1997 | Chair, Geophysics Department

Professional Activities:

  • 2012-2013 | Member Canadian Academy of Science Committee on Shale Gas Development
  • 2011-2012 | Member, Secretary of Energy Committee on Shale Gas Development
  • 2010-2011 | Member, NAE Committee Investigating Deepwater Horizon Accident 
  • 2011-Present | President, American Rock Mechanics Association 
  • 2010-Present | Member of Board, RPSEA
  • 2007-2011 | Chair, Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Group of USGS 
  • 2008 | Advisory Board, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona 
  • 1999-2000 | Chair, Stanford Faculty Senate 
  • 1991-1997 | Chair, Department of Geophysics 
  • 1999-2006 | Chair, Science Advisory Group, ICDP 
  • 1988-1989 | President, Tectonophysics Section, AGU 
  • 2011 | SEG Shale Gas Forum, Chengdu, China
  • 2011 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2011 | U.S. Geological Survey
  • 2011 | University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 2011 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 2010 | University of Texas
  • 2010 | Invited Lecture, Univ. S. Carolina
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union
  • 2010 | Holmes Lecture, Syracuse University
  • 2010 | Netherlands Earth Science Review Committee
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, Unconventional Gas Conference
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, USGS/GCEP Conference on CO2 Seals
  • 2010 | EUG, Invited Speaker 2010 | Invited Speaker, University of Munich
  • 2010 | Invited Speaker, University of Wisconsin
  • 2010 - Present | Earth Science Chair, Program Advisory Committee, DUSEL Program
  • 2010 - Present | Member, NAE Committee on Deepwater Horizon Accident
  • 2010 | Cuyler Memorial Lecture, University of Texas
  • 2010 | Distinguised Scientist Lecture, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • 2009 - Present | Board of Directors and Vice President, American Rock Mechanics Association
  • 2009 - Present | Board of Directors, Research Partnership for Secure Energy for America
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, Sed. Basin Workshop, Abu Dhabi
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, ILP Symposium, Clarmont-Ferrand, France
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, ConocoPhillips Workshop on Geomechanics
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, SPE Shale Forum
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, GCEP Annual Meeting
  • 2009 | Invited Speaker, COGA Meeting
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, GeoForschung Potsdam, Germany
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, GEO2008, Bahrain
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, MIT
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, Hedberg Conference 2008 Keynote Speaker, ARMA Symposium
  • 2008 | Invited Speaker, World Stress Map Conference
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, University of Oregon
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Geological Survey of Canada
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, University of Toronto
  • 2007 - Present | Chair, Science of Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (USGS)
  • 2007 - Present | University of Arizona Geoscience Department Advisory Board
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Geological Society of London Bicentennial
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, SPE Forum, Kananaskis, Canada
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, Geological Society of America Pardee Symposium
  • 2007 | Invited Speaker, New Zealand Geological Survey
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, Annual Milton Dobrin Memorial Lecture, Houston Geophysical Society
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, GeoForschungZentrum, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, National Institute for Geophysical Volcanology, Rome
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, Seismological Society of America
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, German Geophysical Society
  • 2006 | Invited Speaker, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2006 - 2007 | IODP Review Committee
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, Sandia National Laboratory, Distinguished Speaker
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, University of Kansas
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, University of Southern California
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, American Geophysical Union
  • 2005 | Invited Speaker, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2002 - 2008 | EarthScope Facilities Executive Committee/EarthScope Management Team
  • 2001 - 2005 | Science Director, Western Resources Project
  • 2000 - 2006 | Member, DOSECC Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2007 | Member, Begleitende Kommission, Heidelberg Academy of Science, World Stress Map Project
  • 1999 - 2006 | Chair, Science Advisory Group, International Continental Drilling Program
  • 1998 - Present | Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 1998 - Present | Member, American Asociation of Petroleum Geologists
  • 1984 - Present | Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1983 - Present | Member, Geological Society of America
  • 1982 - Present | Member, Seismological Society of America
  • 1973 - Present | Member, American Geophysical Union