Cahit Çoruh received his B.Sc. Degree Istanbul University in 1963, his D.I.C Degree, University of London, Imperial College of Science of Technology in 1967, his Ph.D. from Istanbul University in 1970. A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1979, Coruh was a dedicated teacher and adviser to both undergraduate and graduate geophysics and geosciences students. Coruh served as the head of the Department of Geosciences from 1994 to 2004 and led the department to become one of the top-rated geosciences programs in the country. He was the author of 43 published papers, two books (including the mostly widely-used textbook in exploration geophysics), and 124 abstracts of presentations at national and international conferences.. Coruh is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and was appointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to serve on the Virginia Oil and Gas Board.
Basic Exploration Geophysics: by E. S. Robinson and Cahit Çoruh, New York, John Wiley, 1988, pp. 562.
Basic Theory of Seismic Exploration with MathematicaNotebooks and Examples on CD-ROM: by J. K. Costain and C. Çoruh, Elsevier Ltd., 2004, pp. 571.
Hydrogeosciences, edited by Yoram Rubin and Susan S. Hubbard, Springer, 2005, pp. 523, dedicated to Alaya by Yoram Rubin and to Cahit Çoruh by Susan S. Hubbard.