Anton Ziolkowski

Professional Career Information

Anton Ziolkowski was appointed to the new chair of Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh in 1992.

In 2004 he co-founded MTEM Limited, a spinout from the University of Edinburgh, and was MTEM’s Technical Director until 2007, when the company was bought by PGS, where he became Chief Scientist, Geoscience and Engineering. He returned to the University from his secondment to MTEM and PGS in March 2010.

He was Headquarters Geophysicist to the National Coal Board (1976-1980) and then consultant to the British National Oil Corporation (1980-1982), before embarking on an academic career in 1982 as Professor of Applied Geophysics at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He held that position for ten years and then moved to Edinburgh in 1992.

He received the Conrad Schlumberger Award of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, 1982; elected Member of Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Dutch Society of Scientists), 1991; Fall Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of ExplorationGeophysicsts, 1994; elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1995; appointed Guest Professor, Changchun University of Science and Technology, China, 1997; elected Member of Academia Europaea, 2000; elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 2013; awarded Honorary Membership of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2015; elected Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2017.

Many of his former students in Delft and Edinburgh now hold distinguished positions in academia, in oil companies, and in the oil-services sector.


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