RÉSUMÉ                                          Jürgen Schieber



B.Sc. (Vordiplom) in geology, 1978, University of Tübingen, Germany

Ph.D. in geology, 1985, University of Oregon, Dissertation:  The Relationship between Basin Evolution and Genesis of stratiform Sulfide Horizons in Mid-Proterozoic Sediments of Central Montana (Belt Supergroup), 811pp.


Academic Appointments

University of Oregon

1982-1984, Research Assistant, Department of Geology

1984-1985, Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology

1986, Research Associate, Department of Geology

2000-present, Courtesy Professor, Department of Geology

The University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Geology

1986-2002, Assistant Professor through Full Professor

Indiana University

Department of Geological Sciences

2002-present, Full Professor


Awards & Honors

The University of Texas at Arlington

2001, Distinguished Research Award

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

2007, Best Oral Presentation at the SEPM Annual Meeting in Long Beach

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

2008, EMD’s President’s Certificate for Excellence in Presentation, for presentation at AAPG Annual Meeting in San Antonio

Robert E. Sheriff Distinguished Lecturer

Lecture-dinner co-sponsored by Houston Geological Society and University of Houston. November 16th, 2009.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

2011, Best Oral Presentation, CSPG 2011 Convention in Calgary

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

2014, Award of Excellence, Top 10 Poster Presentation

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

2014-2015, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Universität Wien (Austria)

2016, Spring Semester, Visiting Professor

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

2017, The Robert H. Dott, Sr. Memorial Award

University of Pretoria, South Africa

2019, August, Visiting Professor

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

2019, Outstanding Educator Award

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

2020, Best Paper Award, Journal of Sedimentary Research.

The Romanian Academy

2021, Ludovic Mrazec Price

International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)

2022, Sorby Medal



American Geophysical Union

International Association of Sedimentologists

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Deutsche Geologische Vereinigung

Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Deutscher Hochschulverband

Geological Society of America


Professional Experience

Mapping and Mineral Exploration

1977-1979, southwest Germany and northern Italy, Mapping

1979, Bavaria, Mineral Exploration, Saarberg Interplan, Uranium Exploration and Mining

1980-1984, northern Idaho and western Montana, Mineral Exploration and Research, Anaconda Minerals Co., Base Metal Exploration

1982, Australia, Anaconda Minerals Co., Base Metal Exploration


1985, northern Taiwan, Research

1987-1990, western Montana, northern Idaho, Research

1991-2013, Germany, France, Romania, England, Research

1990-2015, eastern US and Great Basin Region, Research

2013-2022, South Africa, UK, Germany, Austria, China, Australia, Romania, Italy


2004, BASIN CRUISE, RV New Horizon. Sampling bottom sediments in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Basins, D. Valentine and A. Sessions (PI's)

2010, CalEchoes CRUISE, RV Melville, Sampling shelf-slope-bottom sediments in Santa Barbara Basin, M. Summers (PI)


ExxonMobil Upstream Research Inc.; Fundamental Shale Research

ChevronTexaco Inc.; Sealing Capacity of Shales

The Timken Company; Microstructure of high performance ceramics

GATAN Inc., beta testing ion milling and CL equipment

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., shale petrography, shale pore structure

Chesapeake Energy Corp., shale petrography

Wintershall AG, Germany, shale petrography

Talisman Energy, shale petrography & sedimentology

Pioneer Natural Resources Co., shale petrography & sedimentology

Schlumberger/TerraTek Inc., shale petrography

Nexen Inc., shale sedimentology

Whiting Petroleum Inc., shale sedimentology

Golder Associates, mudstone petrography

Santos Ltd., shale sedimentology and petrography

Statoil/Equinor, shale petrography & pore structure

Petrobras, shale sedimentology and petrography


Research Interests

Core areas of interest are basin analysis and sedimentology, sedimentology of shales, shale diagenesis, and formation and preservation of shale porosity. Additional research areas include the nature of  secular changes in shale facies, microbe-sediment interactions and microbial mats in fine grained clastics, and the sedimentary geology of Mars.



Refereed Journal Papers:  162             Book Chapters:    44             Books Authored/Edited:     4

Book Reviews:                          2                             Guidebooks & Guidebook Chapters:                    16

Conference Abstracts:        360                                                              Publication Total:    588


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