Anton Ziolkowski

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Anton Ziolkowski
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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.

He received the Conrad Schlumberger Award of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, 1982; he was elected Member of Hollandse Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Dutch Society of Scientists), 1991; he was Fall Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Exploration Geophysicsts, 1994; he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1995; he was appointed Guest Professor, Changchun University of Science and Technology, China, 1997; he was elected Member of Academia Europaea, 2000.

Many of his former students in Delft and Edinburgh now hold distinguished positions in academia, in oil companies, and in the oil-services sector. [1]

Honorable Mention (Geophysics) 2007

Anton Ziolkowski, Bruce A. Hobbs, and David Wright received 2007 Honorable Mention (Geophysics) for their paper Multitransient electromagnetic demonstration survey in France.[2]


  1. Anton Ziolkowski Home Page
  2. Ziolkowski, A., B. A. Hobbs, and D. Wright (2007) Multitransient electromagnetic demonstration survey in France, Geophysics VOL.72, NO.4 P.F197–F209.