It is a very great honor to present my good friend and colleague, Dan Frost, the recipient of the MSA Award in 2006. Dan is first and foremost an experimental petrologist who studies problems relating to the mineralogy, petrology, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s mantle and core. He got off to an excellent start during his Ph.D. by studying the properties of H2O-CO2 fluids under mantle conditions at Bristol University under the supervision of Bernie Wood. He then moved to the Geophysical Laboratory for one year where he greatly expanded his experience by working with Yingwei...

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