john ferguson

John Ferguson


  • tsunami
  • earthquakes
  • geophysics
  • geology
  • tectonics
  • numerical modeling
  • signal processing


Katherine Morales

Expert at a Glance

John Ferguson, Ph.D. School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Associate Professor of Geosciences

Dr. Ferguson has a broad range of interests in seismology, tectonics, and the application of numerical modeling, signal processing and inverse modeling techniques.

He studies geologic modeling and simulation, including fluid movement in hydrocarbon and water reservoirs. In addition, he seeks out ways to apply geophysics to archaeology.

Ferguson is a founding member of the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience field camp, a consortium of academic geophysicists, and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since1983, SAGE has had more than 500 students from institutions around the world and in 1998 won the American Geophysical Union Excellence in Geophysical Education Award.

He received his Ph.D. in geophysics from Southern Methodist University.


Updated: March 11, 2011