Ronald J. Steel
University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Ron Steel is Professor and Davis Centennial Chair at UT Austin (Emeritus from Sept 1, 2020). He was also 6th-Centuary Professor (part-time) at Aberdeen University (2006-14) Honorary Professorial Fellow (2016-17) and Honorary Professor (2018-2020) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He was Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School at UT Austin, August 2011-2015, previously Chief Geologist for Norsk Hydro (1983-1990), Professor of Reservoir Geology at the University of Bergen (1990-1995), and Wold Professor of Energy at the University of Wyoming (1995-2003). He was awarded 6th Century Chair in Sedimentary Geology (part-time) at the University of Aberdeen, UK (2006), on the occasion of the Universitys 600th anniversary. He has some 260 published papers, edited 11 books, received 8 best paper or poster awards, and graduated about 200 MS and PhD students from the universities of Bergen, Wyoming and UT Austin. He has held Distinguished and Endowed Lectureships for AAPG, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, and University of Texas at Austin. He was invited to deliver the William Smith Annual Lecture at the Geological Society of London in 2014 and was awarded the Twenhofel Medal for research excellence by SEPM in 2016, their highest award. His current research interests, based on sedimentology and stratigraphy, are on the relationships between tectonics and sedimentation, the construction of shelves by deltas, the growth of continental-shelf margins and the mechanisms by which sand and mud are delivered across shelf-edge regions down into deep-water areas.