Saudi Aramco Chair Professor of Geology
College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
John J.G. Reijmer received his BSc and MSc education at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and completed his Habilitation in 2003 from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel (Germany).
John joined the GEOMAR Marine Research Institute in Kiel (Germany) in 1992 where he started as a Post-Doc and over time was promoted to Associate Professor. Research focused on present-day carbonate systems in the Caribbean, Gulf of Aqaba, Southern Indian Ocean and Gulf of Panamá to Carboniferous (Spain) – and Jurassic (Morocco) carbonate platform systems. He accepted a Full Professorship in Carbonate Sedimentology at the Université de Provence (Marseille, France) in 2005. In 2007 he was offered a Full Professorship in Carbonate Sedimentology and Marine Geology with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2014 John visited the TOTAL Research Laboratory in Pau (France) for an 8-month sabbatical. Late 2016 John accepted the Saudi Aramco Chair Professor of Geosciences position at the College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
At present his research focuses on (i) Carbonate deep-water gravity deposits (fossil and recent), (ii) Petrophysics of marine and non-marine carbonates, and (iii) Seismic outcrop modeling, and (iv) Microbial carbonates.
For further details on teaching, research and publications see the following websites:
Personnel website: https://johnreijmer.com