Prof. Steven M. Gorelick, PhD

Dr. Gorelick is the Cyrus F. Tolman Professor in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University (on the faculty since 1988) and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. He received his M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) in hydrology (hydrogeology) from Stanford after which he spent eight years as a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey. Dr. Gorelick directs the Global Freshwater Initiative with projects in India, Mexico, Vietnam, and Jordan. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, and was named a Guggenheim Fellow, a two-time US-Australian Fulbright Senior Scholar, and an ESR New Zealand International Fellow. Honors include the M. King Hubbert Award (2004) and the O.E. Meinzer Award (1994).

Dr. Gorelick has published extensively in the areas of groundwater management, optimal remediation design, hydrogeophysics, and ecohydrology. In recent years he has worked issues of global oil supply and demand, and his 2010 book presents a balanced analysis of the future of global oil resources.