Doug Waples, founder of Sirius, has worked in geochemistry and basin modeling in the petroleum-exploration industry since 1971. With a PhD in chemistry from Stanford University, he has developed or helped develop much of the current scientific technology, including 1D, 2D, and 3D. He has also taught university and short courses since 1984. He has led modeling studies all over the world for many different clients over more than 30 years. His publications include three books, more than 100 papers and abstracts, and three videos.