Jean-François Minster#

Jean-François Minster
Membership Number:233
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2006 - Senior Vice President Scientific Development (Total)
  • 2005-2006 General Science Manager (CNRS)
  • 2000-2005 Chairman of the board and Executive Director of Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
  • 1996-2000 Director of Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) and Département des Sciences de l'Univers of CNRS
  • 1990-1996 Director of Institute of Earth Sciences, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse)
  • July 1986 Visiting scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA), July 1986
  • 1985-1996 Creation and direction of Geophysics and Oceanography Laboratory (Toulouse)
  • Summer 1982 Invited Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University (USA)
  • 1981 Creation and Direction of Physics and Chemistry of Hydrosphere Laboratory (Paris)

Fields of Scholarship
  • chronology of meteorites and the formation of the solar system
  • inverse problems of trace elements in magmatic series
  • chemical geodynamics
  • deep Ocean Hydrothermalism
  • ocean cycle of trace metals and carbon
  • ocean circulation and satellite altimetry
  • monitoring and dynamics of ice caps using satellite techniques

Honours and Awards
  • "John Davis Budhue" fund of the Meteoritical Society, 1976
  • Clarke Medal of the American Geochemical Society, 1982
  • Member of Academia Europea since 1988
  • "Group Achievement Award" of NASA, 1993, 1994
  • Médaille d'Argent du CNRS, 1993
  • Prix du Général Muteau, Académie des Sciences, Institut de France, 1994
  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite, 1995
  • Grand Prix de l’Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace, 1996
  • Correspondant of Académie des Sciences since 1997
  • Fridjof Nansen Medal of European Geophysical Society, 1998
  • William T. Pecora Prize (NASA) for Topex-Poséidon, 1998
  • Prize Dargelos of Ecole Polytechnique, 1999
  • Member of Académie des Technologies since 2000
  • Légion d’Honneur, 2003

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