Professor Mike Kendall FRS

Employment History

2019 – current
Professor of Geophysics
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford

2015 – 2019
BGS Professor of Geophysics, School of Earth Sciences,
University of Bristol.

2005 – 2015
Professor of Seismology,
School of Earth Sciences,
University of Bristol, UK.
(Head of School 2009-2013)

2002 – 2005
Professor of Seismology,
School of Earth Sciences,
University of Leeds, UK.

1999 – 2002
Reader in Geophysics,
School of Earth Sciences,
University of Leeds, UK.

1995 – 1999
University Research Fellow,
School of Earth Sciences,
University of Leeds, UK.

1993 – 1995
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada.

1992 – 1993
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
La Jolla, CA, USA.

1984 – 1986
Geophysicist,
Chevron Canada Resources Limited,
Calgary, AB, Canada.

Education

1991
PhD, Geophysics, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada.

1984
BSc, Geophysics, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada.


Dissertation

Contributions to the theory and modelling of seismic waves in anisotropic inhomogeneous media

Supervisor: Colin Thomson

Notables

2019
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society

2015 – present
Member of the Scientific Advisory Group, Energy security and innovation observing system (ESIOS), NERC.

2016
Visiting Professor,
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan

2016 – 2018
Chair of the Scientific scoping group for proposed strategic programme: Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction, NERC.

2014 – 2016
Chair of the Joint Capital Advisory Group (JCAG), NERC

2010 – 2012
Vice-president (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)

2011 – 2014
Committee member of the Science Innovation and Strategy Board (SISB), NERC.
Scientific advisory board member, InSalah CO2 storage (JIP: BP, Statoil and Sonatrach).
Chair of the Radioactivity and the Environment (RATE) expert group, NERC.

2011
Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

2010 – 2011
Evaluation Committee, Review of Earth Sciences, Research Council of Norway

2009 – 2015
President of the British Geophysical Association (BGA)

2003
Bullerwell lecturer

2008
Visiting Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan

2001
Bernstein Scholar in Residence, Carleton College, Minnesota

2002 – 2008
Secretary of the UK IUGG panel,
UK representative to the International Association for Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior

1996 – 2000
Associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research

1993
Young Scientist’s Publication Award – European Geophysical Society

1998 – present
Committee member of the British Geophysical Association

1992 – 1993
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

1992 – 1993
Green’s Scholar, IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA