Tom Daley is currently a retired rehire working part time as a Staff Scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). He has been with Berkeley Lab since 1987 and was Geophysics Department head from 2014 to 2017. He received a Bachelors degree in Geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980 and a Masters degree in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. He worked from 1980 to 1985 with Seismograph Service Corporation performing borehole seismic surveys and managing a district office in Ventura, CA.
Tom’s research work is focused on the acquisition and analysis of borehole seismic data from field scale experiments. Problems addressed include continuous travel time monitoring to detect stress changes, monitoring geologic storage of CO2, characterization of fracture content and dominant fracture orientation in geothermal and oil fields, high resolution imaging of shallow surface materials, imaging fracture flow zones in contaminated aquifers, and geophysical characterization of volcanic tuff flows for nuclear waste isolation at Yucca Mountain. Since 2013, Tom has also been working on the development of fiber optic sensing, specifically distributed acoustic sensing (DAS).
Tom has been a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) since 1987, a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) since 1980, the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), and is currently on the SEG Council, the SEG Research Committee, and chair of the CO2 research subcommittee.