Year Inducted: 1998
Cecil H. Green
With a masters degree in electrical engineering from MIT and experience at General Electric and Raytheon in the early 1930s, Cecil Green joined the newly-formed company Geophysical Services, Inc. There he developed the field of reflection seismology, which revolutionized the use of geophysics in the search for petroleum. His path-breaking work helped his company evolve into the giant Texas Instruments Inc. Green also is remembered for his generous support of education and research programs at universities throughout the world.