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Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Geophysicist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Curry
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Curacao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cyprus
Favorite Quote:
Focus.

Birthplace

Born:
5/14/1947

Profession

Category:
ScienceMakers
Occupation(s):
Geophysicist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Curry
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Curacao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cyprus
Favorite Quote:
Focus.

Birthplace

Born:
5/14/1947
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Biography

Geophysicist and professor F. Dale Morgan was born in Guyana in South America. Morgan also grew up in Guyana where he attended St. Stanislaus’ College. He attended St. Joseph’s College and the Polytechnic Institute in Trinidad. In 1970, Morgan earned his B.S. degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago. He then continued his studies at the University of the West Indies, where he earned his M.S. degree in theoretical solid state physics in 1972. His thesis was entitled: “Symmetry properties and dispersion relations in antiferromagnetic NiO and CoO.”

Morgan served as a lecturer in the physics department of the University of the West Indies until 1975, when he began attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the assistance of a joint Organization of American States (OAS)/Trinidad Government Scholarship. In 1981, he graduated from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. degree was awarded for his thesis: “Electronics of sulfide minerals: implications for induced polarization.” Upon the completion of his degree, Morgan began work as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then became a full professor of geophysics and the associate director of the Earth Resources Laboratory. Morgan’s interests include geoelectromagnetism, electrokinetics, applied seismology and environmental geophysics.

In 2005, Morgan was named the co-director of the Kuwait-MIT Center for Natural Resources and the Environment, a group that aims to promote research and education outreach in the areas of energy, water, and the environment. Morgan is responsible for several projects concerning the human use and the quality of water. The projects involve investigation of oilfield production brines and the injection of treated wastewater into natural groundwater aquifers. Morgan has served on a number of advisory committees and has published many academic papers in the field of geophysics. Morgan is married to Alison Morgan.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his mother's brilliance and her employment
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his parents' school
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his parents' personalities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his sisters
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his identity as a Trinidadian, and talks about his childhood friend, Bernard Freeman
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Frank Dale Morgan describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Guyana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his trek through the Amazon jungle, from Guyana to Brazil - part one
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his trek through the Amazon jungle, from Guyana to Brazil - part two
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about the schools that he attended in Guyana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about the lessons that he has learned from his grandparents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about moving from Guyana to Trinidad in 1961
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about the steel band scene in Trinidad in the 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his experience in St. Joseph's College in Trinidad, and his return to St. Stanislaus College in Guyana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his last year of high school at Saint Stanislaus College, Guyana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his mentors, Father Lynch and Professor Ted Madden, and his entry into university in Trinidad
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his experience at the University of West Indies in Trinidad
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his mentors at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his decision to change directions from theoretical solid state physics to geophysics
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his decision to pursue a Ph.D. degree in geophysics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his doctoral advisor at MIT, Professor Theodore Madden
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his approach to completing his doctoral thesis at MIT
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Frank Dale Morgan describes the high caliber of research and researchers at MIT
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his doctoral dissertation research in electrochemistry, at MIT
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his groundbreaking research on how earthquakes start and on how to predict earthquakes
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his work with the seismic research unit at the University of West Indies in Trinidad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his involvement in predicting earthquakes in Tobago, in 1982 and 1998
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his decision to accept faculty positions at Stanford University and Texas A&M University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his decision to return to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a full professor of geophysics
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his research and experience as a professor of geophysics at MIT
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his involvement in the Eastern Caribbean Geothermal Energy Project
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about the island of Montserrat and his work on finding potable water sources in St. Lucia
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Frank Dale Morgan reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his interest in future educational initiatives
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about the deficiencies in the American education system
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Frank Dale Morgan reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Frank Dale Morgan describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about his family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Frank Dale Morgan talks about how he would like to be remembered