2013 Honorary LecturerSponsored by Shell


Marion D. Jegen

Geomar/Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Kiel, Germany

Joint inversion: The way forward to a comprehensive Earth model


Marion Jegen

Marion D. Jegen has worked at Geomar/Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, since 2005. She is the research group leader in Marine Electromagnetics responsible for development of marine CSEM and natural source EM equipment and for development of 3D joint inversion algorithms for EM, seismic, and gravimetric data. She previously worked as a research scientist at ETH Zürich, the University of Cambridge Bullard Laboratories, was a postdoc at Institute Universitaire Europeen de la Mer (IUEM) in France and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge. Prior to this she worked in industry as a senior research geophysicist at Aerodat in Canada.

She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in geophysics from the University of Cologne and her doctorate, in 1996, from the University of Toronto.

Her awards include selection as an Emmy Noether Fellow (2006-2011), a program of the German Science Foundation for outstanding young scientists. In 2010, she was selected to participate in a panel meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nobel Laureate Christian Nusslein-Volhard and in 2012 as panelist in a discussion with members of the European Parliament on marine mineral resources. She has been an associate editor of First Break since 2010.