Dallas AICHE – May Meeting Announcement
Tuesday May 25th, 2010
TIME: 6:00 PM Officer / Director’s Meeting
6:30 PM Social Hour (Bring your business cards)
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Presentation
PLACE: Two Guys From Italy Restaurant
(West side of Webb Chapel Rd, South of Forest Lane)
11637 Webb Chapel Rd.
Dallas, TX 75229
COST: Cost of meal (typically $8-15)
RSVP by email to Shannon Kramer at Skramer@bcd.tamhsc.edu. If by phone, please call Nancy Garnett at 972-647-3414.
SPEAKER: Dr. Brian Stump, SMU
TOPIC: Historic Earthquakes and the Recent DFW Earthquakes – 1 hour CEUs
Also note that the Dallas Section AIChE Elections are planned.
Brian Stump received his B.A. from Linfield College (1974), his M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley (1975, 1979), where he held a UC Regents Intern Fellowship. Immediately following his graduate education he spent 4 years on active duty with the US Air Force as a staff seismologist and ultimately as Chief of the Geological Siting and Seismology Section. He joined the faculty of Department of Geological Sciences at Southern Methodist University in 1983 and now holds the Albritton Chair of Geological Sciences.
He served as Department Chair from 1991-1993. Continuity of teaching and research activities at SMU was interrupted from 1994 to1997 when he joined the technical staff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was program manager of the Nuclear Test Monitoring Group and participated in the negotiations for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland, as a scientific advisor for the Department of Energy. He was a member of the team that received the Los Alamos National Laboratory Outstanding Performer Small Group Award in 1996.
He enjoys teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels including an introductory course in geology that views the earth from the perspective of earthquakes and volcanoes and an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the impact of science and technology on society with emphasis on nuclear issues. Stump was the 2004 Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and in 2006 was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Perrine Prize for outstanding teaching and scholarship.
Brian’s research focuses on the utilization of waves in the atmosphere and the solid earth as tools for assessing both the material through which the waves propagate as well as the characteristics of the source that generates the waves and has led to in excess of 100 contributions. His initial work focusing on seismic waveforms from nuclear explosions found application in identification, location and yield determination and motivated his contribution to the test ban treaty negotiations. He and his graduate students have had a continuously, well-funded research program for over 20 years. He also contributes in this area as the Secretary of the Department of Defense Seismic Review Panel, a position held since 1987.
Recent work in collaboration with the Korean Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources has focused on the acquisition and utilization of combined data sets of seismic and low frequency acoustic (infrasound) data for characterization of events at or near the solid earth atmosphere boundary. He and his research group have designed, constructed and now operate a set of innovative seismo-acoustic laboratories that provide observations from man-made events such as mining and construction explosions, as well as natural events such as earthquakes and bolides.
Outside professional activities have included a recent three-year term on the board of directors for the Incorporated Research Institutions of Seismology (IRIS), a university consortium of 105 US universities and 62 foreign affiliates that is dedicated to exploring the Earth’s interior through the collection and distribution of seismographic data. IRIS cooperates closely with NSF and other federal agencies and private foundations in its role as operator of the Global Seismic Network, the PASSCAL instrumentation center, a global data management system and USArray, a continent sized seismic instrumentation program contributing to the characterization of the crust and upper mantle of North America. He has recently been elected as the Chair of the Planning Committee for IRIS.
NEXT MEETING anticipated on June 22th – Speaker to be determined. This will be the last meeting until the Fall.