The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Milo M. Backus
Milo M. Backus Research Professor Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: backus@mail.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-232-3422 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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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
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
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