Amos Nur was the founder and director of the Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics in Stanford University since 1977. He has served as the Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University since 1988. He was chair of the Geophysics Department, Stanford from 1986-1991 and from 1997- 2000. Amos has earned his BS in geology at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. in Geophysics at MIT in 1969.
Amos is the recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s Macelwane Award in 1974, SEG Distinguished Lecturer in 1997 and the AAPG Distinguished Lecturer in 1998. He was elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (2001), a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (1976); Fellow, Geological Society of America (1980); Fellow, California Academy of Science (1990); an honorary member of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (1996): and the Ewing medallist of the Society of Exploration Geophysics (2011).
Amos has conducted extensive research relating Rock Physics and especially seismic monitoring and digital rock physics to 3-D and 4-D seismic imaging. His has also published results on faulting physics, crustal plate tectonics, and the relations between earthquakes and archaeology.
Amos is author or co-author of over 250 papers and 3 books.