Donald Caleb Lawton

Donald Lawton

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5718


Office: ES216


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Geology & Related, University of Auckland, 1979

B.S. Geology & Related, University of Auckland, 1973


Areas of Research


Research interests include acquisition, processing and interpretation of multicomponent seismic data, seismic anisotropy, integrated geophysical and geological studies in complex geological settings, and in advancing monitoring methods for the geological storage of CO2.


  • Formal announcement of Funding to CMC from WED, 2015
  • Honorary Membership in the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2014
  • Invited Lecturer, Stanford University, 2013
  • The 2013 Milton B. Dobrin Memorial Distinguished Lecturer, University of Houston, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department., 2013
  • Best Poster Paper, 2012 SEG Annual International Meeting, Las Vegas, 2012
  • CSEG Distinguished Lecture Tour 2012-2013, 2012
  • Distinguished Lecturer, National University of Singapore, 2011
  • New Zealand Earthquake Recovery Seismic Program, 2011
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Sandia National Lab., 2010
  • Engineering Canada Fellowship, 2009
  • Best Presentation Award, Geophysical Society of Oklahoma City Technology Day, 2008
  • Engineering Fellowship, 2008
  • Invited to be joint AAPG-SEG International Distinguished Lecturer for 2007/2008, 2007