George Moridis is a Senior Scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division of LBNL, where he is the former Head of the Hydrocarbon Resource Program, and was in charge of the LBNL research programs on unconventional resources (hydrates, tight/shale gas and oil), and leads the development of the new generation of LBNL simulation codes of coupled flow, thermal, geomechanical and geophysical processes. Moridis is a visiting professor in the Petroleum Engineering Dept. at Texas A&M University, and in the Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; he is also an adjunct professor in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines, and in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Dept. of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He holds MS and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University and BS and ME degrees in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Moridis is the author or coauthor of over 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, 3 book chapters, and more than 200 LBNL reports, paper presentations and book articles. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for 2009–10, and a SPE Distinguished Member since 2010. He is the recipient of a 2011 Secretarial Honor Award – the highest non-monetary award of the U.S. Department of Energy – for work on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Flow Rate Technical Group. He is on the editorial board of three scientific journals, an Associate Editor of four scientific journals, and a reviewer for 26 scientific publications.