Professor Emeritus Peter Styles

Professor of Applied and Environmental Geophysics
@ Keele University

Professor Emeritus Peter Styles
  • Bio

Peter Styles moved to Keele University in 2000 as Professor of Applied and Environmental Geophysics and has been Head of the School of Earth Sciences and Geography and Director of the Research Institute for Environment, Physical Sciences and Mathematics. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, a Chartered Geologist and is also a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and a Member of the American Geophysical Union and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. He served as a Board Member of the British Geological Survey for 6 years and as Chairman of the BGS University Collaboration Advisory Committee (UCAC). He now holds Emeritus status at Keele

He is a Past-President of the Geological Society of London, the oldest national Geological Society in the World, founded in 1807 and was President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Geology Section) for 2007 and was listed for the first time in Whos Who in 2008. He is Editor-in-Chief of Geoscientist.

He was the first Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics for the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) for the near Surface Division. He was joint author of the 2012 DECC report on Induced Seismicity and Shale Gas Drilling in Lancashire and has given some 100+ lectures and interviews on this subject over the past 2 years in 7 countries to date

He was the President of ICHESE (the International Commission on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Seismicity in Emilia), which reported on the Emilia Romagna Earthquake swarms in Northern Italy, which caused 12 Billion Euros of damage in 2012. Keele are part of the REFINE (Research on Fracking in Europe) Collaboration with Durham and Newcastle Universities and Professor Styles has also recently won two EU HORIZON 2020 grants SHEER (Shale Gas Exploration and Exploitation Environmental Research) and INFRADEV a programme on Anthropogenic Seismicity which are collaborative with a number of partner institutions across Europe.

He was awarded the William Smith Medal of the Geological Society of London in 2014 for outstanding research in Applied Geosciences and the Medal of Merit of the European Federation of Geologists in 2014/2015 for persons who have provided exceptional and distinguished contributions to the Federation or to the geological profession in Europe. He has also been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society Award for Service to Geophysics for 2016.

  • My Previous Events

  • UK Onshore Oil & Gas: Planning and Environment Summit

    • 06-07-2016
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Studio, Birmingham