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Mark Zoback

Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Mark Zoback

Benjamin M. Page Professor, Geophysics
Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative 
Stanford University 

Renowned for his research in reservoir geomechanics, Mark Zoback conducts research on fault mechanics and reservoir geomechanics with an emphasis on induced seismicity, unconventional oil and gas production and CO2 sequestration.

Zoback earned his doctorate in geophysics from Stanford University.

Zoback is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Rock Mechanics Association, the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America.

Honors include the Louis Néel Medal, European Geosciences Union; the Walter H. Bucher Medal, American Geophysical Union; the Emil Wiechert Medal, German Geophysical Society; an Einstein Chair Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; the Senior Research Scientist Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation; the Rolf Emmermann medal of the German Research Centre for Geosciences; and the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

He has authored two books and 250 peer-reviewed publications and holds five patents.

Zoback will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the College of Engineering.