Anton Ziolkowski received a B.A. (1968) in engineering, an M.A. (1972), and a Ph.D. (1971) from Cambridge University and an M.Sc. (1974) in economics from the London School of Economics. His experience includes a postdoctoral appointment at the Seismic Discrimination Group at MIT, Headquarters Geophysicist to the National Coal Board, consultant to the British National Oil Corporation, and professor of applied geophysics at Delft University of Technology. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1995. He is the Royal Academy of Engineering and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) research professor of Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on development of geophysical methods to find hydrocarbons and monitor hydrocarbon production. In 2004 he cofounded MTEM Limited to identify the presence of subsea and underground hydrocarbons from electromagnetic surface measurements. He was MTEM’s technical director until the company was bought by PGS in 2007. He became chief scientist of PGS, Geoscience and Engineering, and has continued to develop the MTEM method in PGS and after he returned to the university in 2010.