EAPS Career Mentor Coffee Hour: Dirk Smit (Shell)

Dirk Smit (Shell)
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:30am

Dr. Dirk Smit, VP at Shell, will be visiting MIT in his role as an ERL Fellow. On Monday morning, March 18, 10:30-11:30, he will be hosting an EAPS Career Mentor Coffee Hour. This is an informal opportunity to get his input on your project or your career plans. Please RSVP to Josh at erl-info@mit.edu to attend. Students or postdocs from other MIT departments are also welcome.

Dirk Smit is the Vice President for Exploration Technology and Chief Scientist Geophysics at Shell, and has been a visiting scientist in EAPS. He obtained his PhD in mathematical physics from Utrecht University in 1989 for work in string theory. After a postdoctoral appointment at UC Berkeley, Smit joined Shell in 1992, where his roles have included Chief Geophysicist for Shell UK and Technology Manager for Global Exploration. He was awarded the Ludwig Mintrop Award in geophysics by the European Association of Geophysicists and Engineers in 2002, and has been a member of the EAPS Visiting Committee to the MIT Corporation since 2014. His research interests include seismic acquisition, processing, and imaging; and more broadly the advancement of geoscience in industry.