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Professor Peter Styles BA (Oxon) Phd., FGS CGeol., FRAS CSci., FIMMM
Peter Styles moved to Keele University
in 2000 as Professor of Applied and
Environmental Geophysics and has
been Head of the School of Earth
Sciences and Geography and Director
of the Research Institute for
Environment, Physical Sciences and
Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the
Geological Society, a Chartered
Geologist and is also a Fellow of the
Royal Astronomical Society, a Fellow
of the Institute of Materials, Minerals
and Mining, and a Member of the
American Geophysical Union and the
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. He served as a Board Member
of the British Geological Survey for 6 years and as Chairman of the BGS University
Collaboration Advisory Committee (UCAC).
He was appointed to Chair the DEFRA/DTI Criteria Proposals Group (CPG) SubSurface Exclusion Criteria for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (MRWS)
which reported to Government in May 2007. He was a member of the Royal Society
Committee on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and has been a member the
Geosphere Characterisation Panel of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
He is a Past-President of the Geological Society of London, the oldest national
Geological Society in the World, founded in 1807 and was President of the British
Association for the Advancement of Science (Geology Section) for 2007 and was
listed for the first time in Whos Who in 2008. He is Editor-in-Chief of Geoscientist.
He is currently conducting a global lecture programme as the first Distinguished
Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics for the European Association of
Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) for the near Surface Division and has been
invited to be Distinguished Visiting lecturer by the American Society of Exploration
Geophysicists on Microgravity. He was joint author of the 2012 DECC report on
Induced Seismicity and Shale Gas Drilling in Lancashire and has given some 75+
lectures and interviews on this subject over the past 2 years in 7 countries to date
He is the President of ICHESE (the International Commission on Hydrocarbon
Exploration and Seismicity in Emilia), which is currently reporting on the Emilia
Romagna Earthquake swarms in Northern Italy, which caused 12 Billion Euros of
damage in 2012.
He was awarded the William Smith Medal of the Geological Society of London in
2014 for outstanding research in Applied Geosciences and the Medal of Merit of the
European Federation of Geologists in 2014/2015 for persons who have provided
exceptional and distinguished contributions to the Federation or to the geological
profession in Europe.