Honorary awards

Cecil H Green

At a ceremony held in the Senate Room on the afternoon of Monday, 6 March 1961, and attended by members of the Senate, of the Council of the Nuclear Research Foundation, and of the staff of the School of Physics, the degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) was conferred upon Mr Cecil H Green of Texas, USA.

Mr Green was presented for the degree by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Edward Ford, and the degree was conferred by the Chancellor, Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn.


Dr Green, after graduating Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, worked as a development engineer and research engineer until 1930 when he joined the newly formed Geophysical Service Inc. to apply physics to geology in the search for oil. In 1935 Dr Green became a supervisor of seismic exploration operations in various locations in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Sumatra. He was appointed Vice-President of the Geophysical Service Inc. in 1941, President in 1950, Board Chairman in 1955 and Honorary Chairman in 1959. He is also a Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of Texas Instruments Inc., G.S.I.'s affiliated manufacturing organization. Dr Green has been interested in education in the field of exploration geophysics for many years and, in recognition of his work in the field of education, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by the Colorado School of Mines in 1953. He is an honorary member and a past president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is also a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, Mexican Association of Petroleum Geologists, European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, Dallas Geological Society (honorary member), Dallas Geophysical Society, and the Dallas Management Association.

From a Senate Report