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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Feb. 11, 2008

KU Research Achievement Award to Rick Miller of Kansas Geological Survey

Rick Miller, an associate scientist and chief of the Exploration Services Section of the Kansas Geological Survey, received the second KU Research Achievement Award Jan. 29 at the Research and Graduate Studies Convocation. The award was established in 2006 and recognizes an outstanding unclassified staff researcher.

Miller received a plaque at the convocation from Provost Richard Lariviere. The award carries with it $10,000 to further support the recipient's research activities at KU.

Miller has been with the Survey since 1987. Since 1997, he has also held a courtesy appointment as associate professor of geology.

His academic background includes a B.A. degree in physics from Benedictine College, an M.S. degree in physics from KU, and a doctorate in geophysics from the University of Leoben in Austria. He has seismic application research experience in 33 states and seven other countries. Professional honors include the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Hal Mooney Award of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

"In every way, Rick is a model of research achievement by a member of KU's unclassified staff," said Steve Warren, vice provost for research and graduate studies.

Story by Kevin Boatright, Director of Communications, KU Office of Research and Graduate Studies, (785) 842-7240.

Kansas Geological Survey, Public Outreach