Robert Herrmann

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Robert Herrmann
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PhD university Saint Louis University

Biography 2014 [1]

Robert B. Herrmann holds the Paul C. Reinert Chair of Natural Sciences at Saint Louis University in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences where he has been on the faculty since 1975. Dr. Herrmann previously held position of the Otto W. Nuttli Professor of Geophysics. After receiving a B. S. in Physics at Xavier University he obtained a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Saint Louis University in 1974. His research focus on the shallowest part of the Earth reflect a desire to perform research of value to society with the ultimate goal of providing engineers with input ground motions. Thus he is interested in seismic instrumentation, seismic network operation and performance, the determination of earthquake source parameters and the characterization of high frequency ground motions. This is accomplished through an extensive set of computation tools freely distributed in his Computer Programs in Seismology package. He is member of the Seismological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and was awarded the Jesuit Seismological Association Award of the Eastern Section, Seismological Society of America. Further information can be found

"Robert B. Herrmann, 1988"

Biography 1988[2]

Robert B. Herrmann received the B.S. in physics in 1967 from Xavier University and the Ph.D. in geophysics in 1974 from Saint Louis University. He joined the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of Saint Louis University in 1975 and is now a professor of geophysics. His research interests include regional seismology, surface wave theory, seismic hazard and development of computer tools in seismology. He is a member of SSA, SEG, AGU and Eastern Section, SSA.

Honorable Mention (Geophysics) 1990

C. F. Shieh and R. B. Herrmann received 1990 Honorable Mention (Geophysics) for their paper Ground-roll: Rejection using polarized filters. [3]


  2. Contributors, GEOPHYSICS 53(11):1498.
  3. Shieh, C. F. and R. B. Herrmann (1990) Ground-roll: Rejection using polarized filters, GEOPHYSICS (1990), 55(9):1216.