Professor Michael Kendall
Michael Kendall is Professor of Seismology in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.
His research interests cover both pure and applied geophysics, from investigating the core-mantle
boundary to using microearthquakes to image fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs. He has led seismic
field experiments around the world, in settings ranging from the Canadian Arctic to remote parts of Ethiopia.
Born in England and raised in Canada, he has a PhD in geophysics from Queen's University in Canada and was a
NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA. He has had faculty positions
at the University of Toronto and the University of Leeds, and he worked briefly for Chevron Canada Resources
in Calgary. He is a past president of the British Geophysical Association and a past vice-president of
the Royal Astronomical Society. He has published over 160 papers in leading journals and in 2011 he was
elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union.