The University of Tokyo
Robert J. Geller is a seismologist who received his B.S. (1973), M.S. (1975), and Ph.D. (1977), all in Geophysics, from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). After a post-doc at Caltech, he spent six years at Stanford University as Assistant Professor, and then moved to the University of Tokyo (Todai) as Associate Professor in 1984. He was the first tenured foreign faculty member at Todai. He was promoted to full professor in 1999, and became professor emeritus on his retirement in 2017. Geller has published widely cited works on the theory and numerical modeling of seismic wave propagation, the 3-dimensional structure of the Earth’s interior, and the mechanism of earthquake occurrence. He has served on committees of Japan’s Association for the Promotion of Research Integrity (APRIN), including the board of Councilors, the committee for producing e-learning study material on the basics of research integrity, and the committee for drawing up guidelines for adjudicating accusations of research misconduct. He has also given lectures (in both Japanese and English) on research integrity in training courses at many universities and research institutes.