Janok P. Bhattacharya is the Robert E. Sheriff Professor of Sequence Stratigraphy at the University of Houston. His research interests include fluvial and deltaic sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture, and the local control of structure on stratigraphy. He received his B.Sc. in 1981 from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Ph.D. in 1989 from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, both in Canada. Bhattacharya worked for ARCO and then the Bureau of Economic Geology at Austin before becoming a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas in 1998. He joined UH in the Fall of 2005. He has worked on a number of major fluvio-deltaic reservoirs, including the Supergiant Prudhoe Bay field in Alaska, for which he was awarded the ARCO Exploration Research and Technical Services Award of Excellence for Major Impact on Operations in 1993. He has won best speaker awards for talks on his deltaic outcrop analog work, presented to the AAPG, CSPG and Houston Geological Society and was the technical program, coordinator for the 2004 Annual AAPG conference in Dallas. He was a 2005-2006 AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, and in 2005 was awarded an AAPG SW Section Distinguished educator award. He has authored or co-authored over 40 technical papers and over 100 abstracts.