Mike Fehler’s research is concerned with seismic and electromagnetic Imaging and microearthquake monitoring and interpretation around the production of hydrocarbons, in geothermal energy production and reservoir characterization.
After receiving his Ph.D. in Geophysics from MIT in 1979, Fehler worked as Assistant Professor at Oregon State University for five years before becoming a Staff geoscientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1984. At Los Alamos, he was the Leader of the Geophysics Group and later the Division Director of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. In 2008 he returned to MIT where he is a Senior Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of ERL.
In addition to his work at MIT, Fehler is Technical Project Manager for Phase I of the SEG Advanced Modeling project (SEAM) an industry consortium for geophysical modeling.
Fehler was Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America for nine years beginning in 1995 and president of the Seismological Society of America from 2005-2007.
Schuster, G. and Shemeta, J. and Paulsson, B. and Xiao, X. and Hornby, B. and Karrenbach, M. and Fehler, M. and Hardage, B. and Huang, L. J. and Yu, G. and Yu, J. H. (2015) Introduction to special section: Recent advances with well whisperers Interpretation-A Journal of Subsurface Characterization, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. SWI-SWI, doi: 10.1190/int2015-0701-spseintro.1