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Tapan Mukerji

Professor (Research) of Energy Science Engineering, of Earth and Planetary Sciences and of Geophysics
Tapan Mukerji co-directs the Stanford Center for Earth Resources Forecasting (SCERF), the Stanford Rocks and Geomaterials Project (SRGP), and the Stanford Basin Processes and Subsurface Modeling (BPSM) research groups.

The focus of Tapan’s multi-disciplinary research, with students and colleagues, has been on integrating rock physics, wave propagation physics, spatial data science and machine learning, and their broad applications in remote sensing of subsurface systems and processes, stochastic geomodeling, uncertainty quantification and value of information in Earth sciences. He uses theoretical, computational, and statistical methods, to discover and understand fundamental relations between geophysical data and rock properties, to quantify uncertainty in subsurface models, and to address value of information for decision making under uncertainty. He has been an invited keynote speaker and lecturer for short courses on rock physics and geostatistics. He was awarded the Karcher Award in 2000 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. In 2014 Tapan (together with Gary Mavko, Jack Dvorkin and Dario Grana) was awarded the ENI award for pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics.


Ph.D., Stanford University, U.S.A., Geophysics (1995)
M.Sc.(Tech), Banaras Hindu University, India, Geophysics (1989)
B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, India, Physics (1986)


(650) 721-1263
(650) 721-1263