Biography

 

Gustaf Arrhenius
Research Professor of Biogeochemistry
Geosciences Research Division

Gustaf Arrhenius is a professor of biogeochemistry in the Geosciences Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Arrhenius’s research focuses on ocean sedimentation, the crystal chemistry of natural and synthetic solids, superconductivity, cosmo-chemistry, prebiotic chemistry, and the sedimentary record of life on Earth and Mars.

Arrhenius received his PhD from the University of Stockholm. He served as a staff member of the Skagerak Expedition and the Swedish Deep Sea Expedition aboard the Albatross. He was a visiting research fellow at the California Institute of Technology, the International Institute of Meteorology, University of Stockholm, and Harvard University.

Arrhenius served on the NASA Lunar Sample Analysis Planning Team, the NASA Advisory Committee on Comet and Asteroid Exploration, and the Ocean Science Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Arrhenius was a Guggenheim Fellow, and received the American Chemical Society PRF Award, the NASA Group Achievement Award, and the Hans Pettersson Gold Medal of the Royal Swedish Academy.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Mineralogical Society, the Meteoritical Society, the Explorers Club, and the Geological Society of India. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, the Russian Akademiya Tvorchestva, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Gothenburg Academy of Letters and Sciences, among other scientific societies.

He has published more than 150 papers and books.

Last updated February 2010