Elected: 2013
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Dorrik Stow
Head of Institute, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Dorrik Stow is a leading sedimentologist, geologist and oceanographer of international standing, with an extensive record of scientific publications, including over 250 scientific papers and reports, numerous books and edited volumes. He specialises in the deep sea and its sedimentary record in the modern, ancient and subsurface environments. Dorrik has worked in and with the oil industry, particularly in their ongoing quest for deep-sea oil and gas and on new and tight reservoir targets. He has also led major international missions for scientific drilling into the deep Indian Ocean seafloor and the Gulf of Cadiz.