Professor Peter Styles BA (Oxon) Phd., FGS CGeol., FRAS CSci., FIMMM Biography 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.