ESS Associate Professor wins J. Clarence Karcher Award


   Earlier this week, the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists (SEG) awarded Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Associate Professor Fang Xinding from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) with the J. Clarence Karcher Award, the first Chinese geophysicist to receive the award.

   The J. Clarence Karcher Award was presented at its 2019 Annual Meeting, and awarded in recognition of significant contributions to the science and technology of exploration geophysics by a young geophysicist of outstanding abilities who, in the unanimous opinion of the Honors and Awards Committee and the Executive Committee, merits such recognition.

   SEG was founded in 1930 and is committed to promoting the development of Applied Geophysics and the education of geophysicists. It is the most influential academic organization of exploration geophysics in the world, with more than 33,000 members, covering more than 138 countries and regions around the world.

From left to right (Dr. Michael Fehler, Dr. Fang Xinding, Dr. Arthur Cheng, Dr. Leon Thomsen)

     Fang Xinding is also a visiting professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston. In 2008, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China. In 2013, he received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked for the MIT Earth Energy Laboratory (postdoctoral) and the Chevron Oil Company (research scientist). He has been engaged in seismic exploration, acoustic logging, petrophysics and rock mechanics for a long time. Dr. Fang Xinding has published more than 60 papers in international academic conferences and journals.