Dr. Xianhuai Zhu (朱宪怀): Xianhuai Zhu received a B.S. in geophysics from China University of Petroleum and a Ph.D. (1990) in geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and service company industry. He had been with Anadarko (formerly UPR), PGS, Fusion Petroleum Technology, and Conoco-Phillips. He started his career from a field of seismic crew and worked for SINOPEC Geophysical Research Institute (SGRI) in China before moving to the United States. From 1985 to 1986, he was a visiting scientist at Cornell University
in Ithaca, USA. In 2016, he founded Forland Geophysical Services Company (FGS) in Houston, which deals with developing and applying advanced technologies for land, shallow-water, and OBN seismic data acquisition, imaging, and interpretation. From SEG, he received the Reginald Fessenden Award in 2012 for his pioneering work on turning-ray tomography and tomostatics, and the Life Membership Award in 2018. In 1999, he received the Best Paper Award on “Recent advances of multicomponent processing.” He was the director-at-large for the SEG board of directors during the period of 2014–2017, the first vice president of the Geophysical Society of Houston (GSH) during 2017–2018, and the CAPA President in 2012. CAPA is an Associate Society of SEG.