Michael Fehler
  • Deputy Director, Earth Resources Laboratory
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • PhD, Geophysics, Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., 1979
Biographical Overview
Mike Fehler received his PhD in Geophysics from MIT in 1979. He then worked as Assistant Professor at Oregon State University for five years before becoming a Staff geoscientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1984. At Los Alamos, he was the Leader of the Geophysics Group and later the Division Director of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. In 2008 he returned to MIT where he is a Senior Research Scientist and the Deputy Director of ERL. In addition to his work at MIT, Fehler is Technical Project Manager for Phase I of the SEG Advanced Modeling project (SEAM), an industry consortium for geophysical modeling. Fehler was Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America for nine years beginning in 1995 and was president of the Seismological Society of America from 2005-2007. His current research interests include seismic imaging, reservoir characterization, seismic scattering, geothermal energy, and induced seismicity.