Jürgen Schön is a retired petrophysicist. Currently he is a consultant and a honorary professor at the Montanuniversität Leoben. Previously, he was a senior geophysicist and Scientific Leader of Geophysical Institute of Joanneum Research (Leoben, Austria), held the chair for Well Logging and Petrophysics at Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany, 1980-1991), and was a visiting professor at the Colorado School of Mines in 1993.
In 1996 he published his textbook "Physical Properties of Rocks - Fundamentals and Principles of Petrophysics" (Handbook of Geophysical Exploration, vol. 18, Pergamon Press) and in 2011 his textbook “Physical Properties of Rocks – a Workbook” (Elsevier Publ.).
He is a member of EAGE and SPWLA, and received the “Award for Distinguished Technical Achievement“ from the SPWLA in 2005.