Prof. Susan Webb

Prof. Susan Webb

Associate Professor

School of Geosciences | Wits University 


Susan Webb started working as a geophysicist for Gold Field’s Diamond Unit in 1990. She joined Wits University in 1994 and is currently an Associate Professor. She worked on the well-known international Kaapvaal Project “The Anatomy of an Archean Craton.” Currently she is a co-PI on the Bushveld Complex Drilling Project (BVDP) of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and PI on the NRF funded Blue Skies project “Understanding the nature of Deep Processes on the Ancient Evolving Earth.” She is author or co-author of over 100 papers, conference proceedings, and book chapters investigating a wide variety of geophysical topics. She is a fellow of the GSSA and a two-time recipient of their Jubilee medal. She has twice been awarded the “Meritorious Geophysical Service Award” from SAGA and her presentation won the best paper award at the 2011 Geosynthesis conference. She has served SAGA in many roles including as president and running the exciting 2001 “Exploration Challenge: Find the Platinum” competition. Recently, she was a member of the Wits Geoscience team that won the 2021 NSTF-South 32 “Data for Research Award.” She was selected as the 2010 SEG Honorary Lecturer for Africa and the Middle East and was the inaugural recipient of the SEG’s Outstanding Educator award in 2014 for the international geophysical field school she developed and her untiring support of student opportunities. She was an original committee member that developed the SEG’s Geoscientist’s without Borders program. She is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), South African Geophysical Association (SAGA), the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and currently serves on the board of the SEG Foundation.

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