Dr. Jeffrey Priest obtained his BEng (Hons) and PhD from the University of Southampton. He is an professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and holds the Canada Research Chair in Geomechanics of Gas Hydrates. His collaboration with Geotek, UK led to the development of the Pressure Core Analysis and Transfer System (PCATS): Triaxial apparatus. Since his arrival at the University of Calgary he has also collaborated with with colleagues in Dept. of Civil Engineering, Geoscience and Physics to improve our understanding of hydraulic fracturing of shale reservoir rocks and there link to induced seismicity.