Prof. Dr. Michael BROWN

Prof. Dr. Michael BROWN

Prof. Dr. Michael BROWN

University of Maryland | USA

Michael Brown obtained his BA and PhD degrees from the University of Keele in the UK. He held academic appointments in the UK from 1972 until 1990, when he moved to the USA as Professor of Geology and Chair of Department at the University of Maryland. Brown has held visiting appointments at the University of Kingston, Kyoto University, the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Curtin University and ETH Zurich.

Michael Brown’s research has contributed to understanding the petrogenesis of migmatites and associated granites, high-temperature and high-pressure metamorphism, the tectonics of metamorphic belts and secular change in metamorphism. This work has furthered our knowledge of processes associated with reworking and differentiation of the continental crust, particularly how heat and mass are transferred, the role of crustal melting in the development of orogens, and the evolution of geodynamic regimes on Earth. Over the past 45 years, Brown’s research has been made available through several books, >150 peer-reviewed chapters and articles in books and journals, >65 other articles, conference proceedings, editorials, reviews and field excursion guides, and by >400 presentations at scientific meetings. He founded the Journal of Metamorphic Geology in 1982 and continues as an Editor to the present day. Over his career, Brown has contributed extensive service to several major scientific societies, most recently as President of the Mineralogical Society of America. In recognition of his accomplishments, he received the Collins Medal from The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland for 2014 and the Major John Sacheverell A’Deane Coke Medal from The Geological Society for 2005.



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