Title: Senior Staff Scientist – Geophysical Laboratory
Company: Carnegie Institution for Science
Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States
Bjorn Mysen, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geophysics.
Dr. Mysen is one of the world’s foremost scientists and scholars specializing in the physics and chemistry of materials. His research interests include examining solubility, phase change, energy transport, and related processes in silicates, igneous, and mantle materials, and he has published his work in papers and peer-reviewed journals across the world for more than 45 years. Dr. Mysen’s interest in science evolved naturally: he described it as “something that’s all around you; you’re curious how things come about and start to ask questions.” Over time, he explains, the questions begin to impact the way you think and have the potential to evolve into a vocation with support and guidance from the right teachers and mentors. Prior to beginning his career, Dr. Mysen earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts from the University of Oslo, and was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in 1974 by Pennsylvania State University.
Since 1977, Dr. Mysen has been affiliated with the Carnegie Institution for Science as a Senior Staff Scientist. He has been a visiting professor and researcher to highly-regarded schools and institutions around the world, including lecturing at Johns Hopkins University and the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Bayreuth, Germany, spending three years as a visiting research scholar at the ISEI at the University of Okayama, and being guest faculty at Tohoku University from 2011 until 2015. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships in recognition of his contributions to geophysics, recently the American Ceramic Society’s 2006 George W. Morey Award, and being named a Geochemistry Fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry in 2008.
Dr. Mysen considers his greatest accolades to be his 1985 induction into the Royal Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and being made a Fellow of the Japan Geoscience Union in 2017, noting his pride in producing work of international value. He remains a member of the Mineralogical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, and several subcommittees of the European Geochemical Society, and sits on several review panels for the United States’ National Research Council.
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