Klein ’54 Named Legend of Sedimentology by Houston Geological Society

George Devries Klein ’54

George Devries Klein ’54, as he appears on the cover of his book, Rocknockers: A Geologist’s Memoir.

As part of its recent “Legends of Sedimentology” event, The Houston Geological Society named George Devries Klein ’54 alongside three other speakers as having made a substantial contribution to the field of sedimentology.Klein is a sedimentologist, sedimentary geologist, sequence stratigrapher, basin analyst, regional geologist, petroleum geologist, and author of 383 papers, books, reports, abstracts, and reviews. He opened his consulting firm, SED-STRAT Geoscience Consultants, Inc. in Houston, Tex. in 1996, after serving for three years as the executive director of the New Jersey Marine Science Consortium and as New Jersey Sea Grant Director.

He is also the author of Rocknocker: A Geologist’s Memoir, published in 2009.With expertise in tidal sedimentology, deep-water sedimentology, sandstone petrology, cycle stratigraphy, as well as in additional areas, Klein has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Houston Geological Society was formed in 1951 to stimulate interest and promote advancement in geology for the Houston area, as well as to encourage discussion and academic training in the field. They have presented Legends programs since 2000.

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