Vice President: Fang Lin

Fang Lin

I am honored to run for Vice President of the Houston Geological Society (HGS). I am a mid-career geologist who have worked in the energy industry for fifteen years. My work has primarily focused on providing technical support for oil and gas exploration in both onshore and offshore, domestic and international plays. My involvement in HGS began when I attended a professional training course organized by HGS 10+ years ago, since then I have become an active member of the HGS. Among the several roles that I have served in our community, my most recent experience as the Editor of the HGS Bulletin has particularly helped me to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the HGS operates and why we need people from diverse background to represent the wide mix of our membership body. I am confident, with the help of my colleagues including many of you, that I can align a series of excellent presentations for the geoscientists in the Greater Houston area in the year to come. I pledge that I will do my best on the Board to represent our members with an open and inclusive mind.

Education:
B.S., Geology, Chengdu University of Technology, 1991 - 1995
M.S., Ore Deposit Geology, Chengdu University of Technology, 1995 - 1998
Ph.D., Geosciences, Virginia Tech University, 2000 - 2005

Experience:
2005 – present: Chevron Corporation, Integrated Exploration Research Team Lead
2000 – 2005: Virginia Tech University, Graduate Assistant
1998 – 2000: Chengdu University of Technology, Instructor

Professional Activities and Awards:
2019 – 2020 Editor of the Houston Geological Society Bulletin
2018 – 2019 Editor-Elect of the Houston Geological Society Bulletin
2009 – 2014 Index Editor for HGS Bulletin
2011 – 2012 Houston Geological Society Editor’s Award
Active member of AAPG, HGS and HOGS.
Reviewer of AAPG Bulletin, Marine and Petroleum Geology, Organic Geochemistry etc.
Judge of AAPG Student Poster Sessions, AAPG ACE/ICE abstracts and presentations.

releasedate: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020