Dr. Eiji Ohtani is a geophysicist, who teaches and conducts research at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He is an expert in high-pressure geophysics, with current research in experimental petrology, mineral physics, comparative planetology, and the structure and evolution of Earth and planets. Ohtani is a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America and the American Geophysical Union. He serves as president of the Commission of Physics of Minerals of the International Mineralogical Association, and is a member of the Japan Science Council, where he also chairs the Japanese Committee for the International Mineralogical Association. A founding member of the Deep Carbon Observatory, Ohtani is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences.
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- DCO Executive Committee Member