Elected: 1986
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Robert McQuillin FRSE

Former Managing Director, Hydrocarbon Management International Ltd.

Robert McQuillin was a well known geophysicist who contributed significantly to the subject through his work with both the Land and Marine sections of the British Geological Survey and subsequently in the Hydrocarbons Industry, latterly running an international consultancy. Robert was born on May 28th 1935 at Brampton in Cumberland where he attended school. It was an area which engendered a love of the high fells and probably influenced his choice of career. He graduated in 1957 from Durham University with a joint degree in Physics and Geology. This qualification meant he was well suited to the new world of geophysics and he joined the British Geological Survey working on a wide range of land surveys, gaining extensive experience on the acquisition and interpretation of seismic, gravity and magnetic data. He also completed an MSc degree in 1961 from Birkbeck College. In 1966 he was selected to lead and define the specifications for a Marine Geophysics unit whose remit was to carry out a regional survey of the UK continental Shelf. Read more about Robert McQuillin