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Andrew Curtis

Career and CV

Here is a 2-page CV updated in May 2023

A Brief History of Mine

  • 2009-now : Professor of Mathematical Geoscience, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2017-2019: Guest Professorship, ETH Zurich
  • 2005-2009: Reader of Exploration Seismology, The University of Edinburgh
  • 1997-2005: Senior then Principal Research Scientist, Schlumberger Cambridge Research
  • 1994-1997: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Theoretical Geophysics, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • 1990-1994: Doctorate in Geophysics, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1986-1990: B. Sc. Hons., Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, UK

Other Appointments

  • 2023-now: President of the British Geophysical Association
  • 2023-now: Vice President (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2023-now: Member of Awards Committee of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2023-now: Edinburgh Climate Change Institute Associate
  • 2022-now: Member of Society of Exploration Geophysics CO2 Subcommittee
  • 2021-now: Director of Industrial Engagement, School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh
  • 2021-now: Guest Editor, Comptes Rendus, Special Issue on Imaging and Monitoring: New Developments
  • 2020-2021: Guest Editor, J. Geophys. Res., Special Issue on Machine Learning
  • 2017-now: Member, EAGE Awards Committee
  • 2016-2016: Advisor to Scottish Government on risks connected to unconventional energy
  • 2014-2015: Member, University of Edinburgh’s Divestment Review Group
  • 2013-2015: President, Scientific Advisory Committee for RESIF (rapid expansion of French seismic network)
  • 2011-2013: Head, Institute of Earth and Planetary Science
  • 2012-2018: Member, Directorate of the Scottish Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage
  • 2011-2011: Visiting Professor, University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2011-2011: Visiting Scientist, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand
  • 2010-2010: Member, HEFCE pilot panel for REF in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
  • 2009-2013: Deputy Director, ECOSSE
  • 2007-2010: Director, Edinburgh Seismic Research
  • 2007-Now : Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics Research Committee
  • 2007-2011: Member of Editorial Board, Petroleum Geoscience
  • 2006-2012: Honorary Fellow, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006-2006: Visiting Professor, Universitee Paris Sud, Orsay, France [2 months]
  • 2005-2010: Member of the Board, ECOSSE Joint Research Institute, UK
  • 2004-2011: Editor, Geophysical Journal International
  • 2001-2005: Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2000-2004: Leader, Schlumberger Mathematics Technical Community
  • 2003-2004: On Industrial Advisory Board, Alan Turing Institute of Mathematics, University of Manchester
  • 2001-2002: Co-Founder, European Corporate Innovation and Venturing Society
  • 2000-2001: Schlumberger Corporate Business Venturing Program: co-Founder and -Manager
  • 2000-2000: Member of Workplace 21 (6 months): an international project on the workplace of the future
  • 1997-1997: Visiting Scientist, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre [3 months]


    • 2017: Reginald Fessenden Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysics: For work on Seismic Interferometry
    • 2014: Geophysical Journal International Outstanding Reviewer 2014
    • 2013: Winner of Edinburgh University Students Association Teaching Award for Developing Student Employability
    • 1993: Texas Instruments Computing Scholar, Green College Oxford
    • 1992: Texas Instruments Computing Scholar, Green College Oxford

Other Activities

  • 2022-now : Science for Ukraine, Mentor

Funding Secured

The following link lists income & donations secured for the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.

Previous University of Edinburgh Administration

  1. Director of Industrial Engagement, School of GeoSciences, 3 years
  2. Head of Institute of Earth and Planetary Science, 35 academic staff, 3 years
  3. Chair of the Board of Examiners, Earth Resources cluster of M. Sc. courses
  4. Degree Program Convenor, Geophysics B. Sc. Hons
  5. Program Director, Geoscience Masters by Research (M. Res.) degrees
  6. Course Organiser, Exploration Geophysics (3rd year) & Exploration Seismology (4th year) on Geophysics B. Sc. Hons degree
  7. Deputy Course Organiser, GeoSEAD Masters course
  8. Organiser of Earth Resources Group
  9. Chair of “Research Development and Commercialisation Group”

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