Jean-François Pierre Minster - Curriculum vitae#


Born: September 9, 1950 (Seefeld-Austria)
Nationality: French
Married, two children
Professional address: TOTAL SA, Direction Scientifique, 2 place de La Coupole, 92078 PARIS LA DEFENSE Cedex, France, Tél. : 01 47 44 58 57(or 59 41)

EDUACATION AND POSITIONS
  • 1973 Engineer Ecole Polytechnique
  • 1979 Docteur d'Etat-ès-Sciences Physiques. Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Laboratory).
  • 1980-1981 Post-doc Fellow Physical Oceanography, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences MIT (USA).
  • 1981 Creation and Direction of Physics and Chemistry of Hydrosphere Laboratory (Paris)
  • Summer 1982 Invited Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University (USA).
  • 1985-1996 Creation and direction of Geophysics and Oceanography Laboratory (Toulouse)
  • July 1986 Visiting scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA), July 1986.
  • 1990-1996 Director of Institut of Earth Sciences, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse)
  • 1996-2000 Director of Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) and Département des Sciences de l'Univers of CNRS
  • 2000-2005 Chairman of the board and Executive Director of Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
  • 2005-2006 General Science Manager (CNRS)
  • 2006 - Senior Vice President Scientific Development (Total)

RESEARCH
  • 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
  • 90 referred publications – 3 books – more than 50 general audience publications
  • Supervisor of 22 thesis

TEACHING
  • 1982-1995 : Assistant Professor in Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)
  • 1985-1996 : Professor in University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) (Physics, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Oceanography)

ANIMATION
  • Director of a 60-person laboratory during 11 years
  • Director of a 130-person Institute during 6 years
  • Director of a 7000-person Department during 3,5 years (INSU)
  • Chairman and Chief executive officer of a 2000-person Institute during 5 years (Ifremer)
  • Presently General Science Manager of 31,000-person organisation (CNRS)
  • Numerous National and International Science committees


DISTINCTIONS

  • "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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