Who is Professor J.M. (Mike) Moldowan?
Mike Moldowan began his career with Chevron Oilfield Research Company in 1974, working first with the late Dr. Wolfgang Seifert and then leading the “Biomarker Section” until 1993. From 1993 until 2012, he was Professor (Research) in the Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences of Stanford University. Now as an Emeritus Professor, close ties remain with the Stanford program in Basin and Petroleum Systems Modeling.
Mike has served as Chair of the Division of Geochemistry of the American Chemical Society, and he has twice been awarded the Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society Best Paper Award for publications he co-authored in 1978 and 1989. His resume includes more than 100 formal publications on biomarkers and geochemistry and co-authorship of the “go-to” books on biomarkers, "The Biomarker Guide, Vol. 1, Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Environment and Human History", and “The Biomarker Guide, Vol. 2, 2nd Edition, Biomarkers and Isotopes in Petroleum Systems and Earth History”, published by Cambridge University Press (2005).
In 2011, Mike was awarded the Alfred Treibs Medal for career achievements in organic geochemistry. Also at that time, he became a Geochemical Fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Biomarker Technology was formed in 1993 to further the exploration and development of the petroleum industry through direct consultation based upon sample analyses performed by Biomarker Technology.