Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Abitur (A-levels) at the private Catholic Marienschule school

  • 1983
    High school diploma, Weedsport High School, USA

  • 1985 – 1991
    Diplom degree in geophysics from the University of Cologne, Germany

  • 1991 – 1996
    Doctorate from the University of Toronto, Canada

  • 1997 – 1998
    Aerodat Inc., Toronto, Canada

  • 1998 – 1999
    University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, UK

  • 1999 – 2003
    Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM), Brest, France

  • 2003 – 2004
    University of Cambridge, Bullard Labs, UK

  • 2004 – 2005
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

  • Since 2005
    IFM-GEOMAR group leader in marine electromagnetism

Selected publications

  • Kutterolf, S., Jegen, M., Mitrovica, J. X., Kwasnitschka, T., Freundt, A. and Huybers, P. J. , A detection of Milankovitch frequencies in global volcanic activity Geology, 2013

  • Worzewski, T. and Jegen M., Hydration and dehydration cycle across the subduction zone. Nature Geoscience, 2010

  • M. Jegen-Kulcsar et al., Joint inversion of marine magnetotelluric and gravity data incorporating seismic constrints: preliminary results of sub-basalt imaging off the Faroe Shelf. In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters 282, 2009. S. 47-55.

  • Jegen M. et al., Homotopic Inversion of Geophysical Data, Geophysics, 2001



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • BLUE Mining, funded by the European Union (EU), development of marine exploration technology for marine orebodies

  • FREIA, funded by SINDRI, an international association of petroleum companies, Faroe Islands (3D mapping of basalt thickness and basement structure in the South Eastern Faroe Shetland Trough derived from commercial 3D multi-component data set), 2010 – 2012

  • ISOLDE, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (Electromagnetic, gravimetric and seismic measurements to investigate the Tristan da Cunha hot spot and its role in the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean), 2011-2013

  • SUGAR (part A2), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (development of a towed fixed-geometry CSEM system, development of dual natural and controlled source marine EM receivers for methane detection and quantification), 2008 – 2011

  • TIMBA, funded by Wintershall (sub-salt imaging using multi-component geophysical data and development of 20 shallow-water MT instruments), 2007 – 2010

  • JRG – Marine EM junior research group (part of Collaborative Research Centre 574), funded by the DFG (imaging of fluids in subduction zone using marine MT, methane hydrate detection using controlled source EM, development and construction of 10 marine MT instruments), 2005 – 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate editor of First Break Journal

  • Member of the faculty committee on science and technology transfer, since 2008

  • Marie Curie Fellow, since 2002

  • Member of the German Geophysical Society (DGG), American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), since 2002

  • Member of the regional European AGU Commission, 2001 – 2003

Additional qualifications

  • Graduate of the Management Academy at the Malik Management Centre, St. Gallen

  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) European Lecturer, lecture series at 15 universities and exploration companies, 2013

  • GAUSS Lecturer (prestigious lecture series sponsored by the German Geophysical Society) at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly in Vienna, 2016

  • Participated in the round table on effective resource technologies hosted by the Helmholtz Association in Brussels

  • Co-owner of a patent for a marine magnetotelluric instrument, 2006


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Project acquisition and project management

  • Organisation and execution of marine measurement campaigns

  • Teaching activities

  • PR work


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