University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Milo M. Backus

Dr. Milo M. Backus

Dr. Milo M. Backus

Research Professor
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-232-3422
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Quantitative interpretation of geophysical data applied to petroleum exploration

  • Education

    Ph.D. Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956

    B.S. Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952

  • Professional History

    Research Professor, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1998 - Present).

    Shell Oil Companies Foundation Distinguished Chair in Geophysics Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin (1998 - Present).

    Shell Oil Companies Foundation Distinguished Chair in Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin (1991 - 1998).

    Dave P. Carlton Centennial Professor in Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin (1982 - 1991).

    Wallace E. Pratt Professor of Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences (1975 - 1982).

    Independent geophysical consultant, self-employed (1974 - 1975).

    Vice-President, Geophysical Service Inc., Dallas, TX (1965).

    Director of Research, Geophysical Service Inc., Dallas, TX (1962).

    Research Geophysicist, Geophysical Service Inc., Dallas, TX (1955 - 1974).

  • Awards

    Hollis Hedberg Award, Institute for Study of Earth and Man, SMU, 2000

    Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Special Commendation Award with RJ Graebner and ME Trostle: 3D Seismic, 1998

    Offshore Energy Center, Offshore Pioneer - Technology Hall of Fame (1998): Marine Exploration, 1998