Personnel Archive - 2013

2013 Board of Directors


Title / TermName (email) / Institution, CountryBio
01/2012 - 12/2013
Richard Carlson
Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
Richard Carlson obtained his BS in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego and PhD in earth science at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He joined the scientific staff of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in 1981. His specialty is the field of trace element and isotope geochemistry and geochronology with research interests that include: timescales and mechanisms of crust formation and mantle differentiation on the terrestrial planets; nucleosynthetic isotope variability in early solar system materials, origin of large-volume volcanism; characteristics of the sub-continental mantle and its role in continent formation and preservation; and techniques for high precision chemical and isotope analysis. He is a Fellow of the Geochemical Society, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Geophysical Union.
01/2012 - 12/2013
Barbara Sherwood Lollar
University of Toronto, Canada
Barbara Sherwood Lollar (F.R.S.C.) obtained her Bachelor's at Harvard University (1985) and PhD at the University of Waterloo (1990). After completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom she joined the University of Toronto in 1992. She is a University Professor in Geology, Director of the Stable Isotope Laboratory and Canada Research Chair in Isotopes of the Earth and Environment. Her specialty is stable isotope geochemistry - integrating carbon, hydrogen and noble gases to investigate microbial cycling of hydrocarbon contaminants in near surface aquifer; to delineate the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide, methane and hydrogen in the crust; and to investigate the role of subsurface microbiology in carbon cycling in the deep Earth with implications for astrobiology.
01/2012 - 12/2013
Samuel Mukasa
University of New Hampshire, USA
Sam Mukasa is Dean and Eric J. Essene Professor of Geochemistry in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1984. His research interests include the integrated use of trace elements and Pb, Nd, Sr, Hf, and Os isotopes to model the evolution and dynamics of Earth's mantle; the uraniumseries disequilibrium in arc and continental rift lavas; and the dynamics of the magma chambers. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the AAAS.
01/2011 - 12/2013
Sam Savin
New College of Florida, USA
Sam Savin has applied stable isotope techniques to a wide range of problems related to the sedimentation, diagenesis and low-grade metamorphism of siliclastic sediments, and to weathering and soil formation. He has also worked on the reconstruction of paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic conditions of the past 100 million years, based on carbon and oxygen isotopic distributions in planktic and benthic foraminifera. For a number of years, in collaboration with physician colleagues, he used stable carbon isotopic tracers to study metabolic processes in human infants and mothers. In recent years he has also been active as an academic administrator, serving as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Provost at New College of Florida. Sam is now retired and consults on geochemical, environmental and administrative matters. He is a Geochemical Fellow.
01/2011 - 12/2013
Edwin Schauble
University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Edwin Schauble is an associate professor of geochemistry and astrobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his PhD in Geology from the California Institute of Technology in 2002. He is a stable isotope geochemist, modeling natural isotope separation processes at atomic and molecular scales. He has studied several isotope systems, including magnesium, iron, mercury and thallium.
OGD Chair
01/2012 - 12/2013
Stuart Wakeham
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, USA
Stuart Wakeham is an Emeritus Professor of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (Savannah, GA) and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Oceanography of the University of Washington (Seattle). He received his Bachelor's from The College of Wooster (1970) and his PhD from the University of Washington (1976). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control (EAWAG), Switzerland (1976-1978), was on the Scientific Staff of the Chemistry Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1978-1987), and then a faculty member at Skidaway Institute (1987-2009). Career research interests involve utilizing organic biomarkers and their isotopic compositions to understand the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur in the ocean. He is a Geochemical Fellow.
OGD Secretary
01/2012 - 12/2013
Gesine Mollenhauer
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
Gesine Mollenhauer is a professor of organic sedimentology at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven and the University of Bremen, Germany. She received a Diploma (1999) and a doctorate degree (2002) in Geology from the Universtiy of Bremen. After a postdoctroal fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and a second postdoctoral appointment the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research on the island Texel, the Netherlands, she started as head of a young investigators group at Alfred-Wegener-Insitute in 2006. In 2011, she was appointed as professor at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute. Her research interests are in using organic-geochemical parameters for paleoclimate reconstruction and for studying land-ocean carbon transfer. A particular focus of her research is on compound-specific radiocarbon dating.
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Ross Stevenson
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Ross Stevenson is a professor of geochemistry at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and director of the Geotop research centre for isotope geochemistry and geochronology. He obtained his BSc (1982) and MSc (1985) in geology from McGill University in Montreal and his PhD from the University of Arizona (1989). After completing a year of post-doctoral research at the Geological Survey of Canada, he joined UQAM in 1991. His research interests include the application of geochemistry and radiogenic isotope geochemistry to crust and mantle evolution, the origin and fate of continental crust, and characterising past and present environments in terms of these different reservoirs.
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Paul Renne
Berkeley Geochronology Center, USA
Paul Renne is Director of the Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC) and Professor in Residence at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his AB (1982) and PhD (1987) degrees at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton (1987-1989) before joining the Institute of Human Origins. Renne was the founding Director of the BGC in 1994 and joined the U.C. Berkeley faculty in 1995. His research emphasizes the refinement and application of Ar/Ar geochronology to large igneous provinces, mass extinctions, and human evolution. He received the Bowen Award of the American Geophysical Union (2005) and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
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Marc Norman
Australian National University, Australia
Marc is a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University's Research School of Earth Sciences and the Executive Editor of GCA. His research interests include the origin, evolution and impact history of the terrestrial planets, basaltic volcanism, ore deposit geochronology, and the geochemistry of dust and water in the environment.
Non-Officer Directors

The Board of Directors shall also consist of six (6) Non-Officer Directors. There shall always be at least two North American and two non-North American Non-Officer Directors.

TermName (email) / Institution, CountryBio
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Catherine Chauvel
University of Grenoble, France
Catherine Chauvel obtained her PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Rennes, France. She first worked in the geochemistry group at the Max-Plank Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany and then moved to France where she was hired by the CNRS in 1991. After spending several years in Rennes, she is now at the University of Grenoble. Her specialty is the field of trace element and isotope geochemistry with research interests focused on mantle evolution and differentiation through geological times as well as continental crust formation and destruction. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. More information is available on her webpage.
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Derek Vance
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Derek Vance, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Derek Vance obtained a Bachelors degree from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Following post-docs in Cambridge, the Open University and Zurich, he became a lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London in 1999, moving to the University of Bristol in 2003, and to ETH Zürich in 2012, where he is currently Professor of Geochemistry. He is an isotope geochemist whose current research interests are focused on the geochemistry of the surface Earth, particularly on global geochemical cycles now and in the past. Specific interests include chemical weathering and its impact on atmospheric carbon dioxide on long timescales, the trace metal biogeochemistry of the oceans at the present day and in the recent past, the interactions between the chemistry of the oceans and the early evolution of life, and oceanic redox state in the recent past and deep time.
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Richard Walker
University of Maryland, USA
Richard J. Walker is a professor in the Department of Geology, at the University of Maryland. He utilizes radiogenic isotopes and trace elements to conduct research in several areas of geo- and cosmo-chemistry including the chemical evolution of Earth's mantle, the formation and crystallization histories of early solar system planetesimals, the origin of ore deposits and the accretional and differentiation histories of Earth, Moon and Mars. He received a Ph.D. in geology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984. He did postdoctoral work at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, and the U. S. Geological Survey. He became a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland in 1990. He was the 1990 recipient of the Clarke Medal of the Geochemical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the European Association for Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society.
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Rodney Ewing
University of Michigan, USA
Rod Ewing is the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. He also has faculty appointments in the Departments of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences and Materials Science & Engineering and is an Emeritus Regents' Professor at the University of New Mexico where he was a member of the faculty from 1974 to 1997. He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1974. His research is focused on radiation effects in materials under extreme conditions and the crystal chemistry and geochemistry of actinides. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, Mineralogical Society of America, American Geophysical Union, Geochemical Society, American Ceramic Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Materials Research Society. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, the Dana Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America in 2006 and the Lomonosov Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2006, a Honorary Doctorate from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 2007 and is a foreign Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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Catherine Jeandel
University of Paris VII, France
Catherine Jeandel obtained her BS and PhD in geochemistry at the University of Paris VII. She entered CNRS in 1983, and developed marine geochemistry in France in the research group of J-F Minster which later became the LEGOS (laboratoire d'Etudes en géophysique et océanographie Spatiale in Toulouse, Fr). Her specialty is the field of trace element and isotope geochemistry in the ocean with research interests that include: source, transformation and sink of trace element and isotopes in the ocean, land-to-ocean element fluxes, tracing circulation and pathways of water masses, physical-géochemical ocean modelling and (of course) techniques for high precision chemical and isotope analysis. These interests conducted her to commit herself in building and promoting with others the internationally coordinated marine geochemistry effort: GEOTRACES. Catherine Jeandel is a fellow of the Geochemical Society, European and American Geophysical Union. She awarded Broze medallist at CNRS, Gold Research Woman in 2006 and french Legion d'Honneur in 2010.
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Edward Young
University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Edward Young obtained a BA from the College of Wooster, an MS from Vanderbilt University, and the PhD from the University of Southern California. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory for three years and then joined the faculty of Oxford University. After seven years at Oxford he moved to UCLA. His specialties revolve around the use of isotope ratios as tracers in terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks, gases, and young stellar objects. His research includes: the birth environment of the solar system; the origins of meteorites; non-traditional stable isotope fractionation at high pressures and temperatures as tools for tracing planet differentiation; and development of new methods for isotope ratio analysis.

*Term extended one year to establish yearly rotation.

2013 Publication Advisory Committee

The Publications Advisory Committee has been charged with 1) evaluating the status of the current publication activities of the Geochemical Society; 2) investigating if the mix of publications serves the various needs of the Society; and 3) investigate what alternative publishing activities should be considered.

Title/TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2012 - 06/2015)
Bernard Wood Oxford University, UK, experimental petrology
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Susan Brantley Pennsylvania State University, USA, environmental geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Barbara Dutrow Louisiana State University, USA, fluid-rock interactions
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Shaun Hardy Carnegie Instutition of Washington, USA, library sciences
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Kai-Uwe Hinrichs University of Bremen, Germany, organic geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Scott McLennan Stony Brook University, USA, planetary geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Rainer Wieler ETH, Switzerland, cosmochemistry and meteoritics

2013 Joint Publications Committee

The duties of the JPC concern the oversight of the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, which is jointly sponsored by the Geochemical Society and the Meteoritical Society. This includes approval of associate editors, reviewing the state of the journal, negotiating publishing contracts, mediation between authors and Executive Editor, and the like. MS Council and/or GS Board may request input or a report from the JPC on a matter related to the publication of GCA.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
(01/2011 - 12/2013)*
Munir Humayun Florida State University, USA
(01/2011 - 12/2013) Miryam Bar-Matthews Geological Survey of Israel, Israel
(01/2011 - 12/2013) Jeffrey Grossman NASA, USA
(01/2012 - 12/2014) Katherine Freeman Pennsylvania State University, USA
(01/2012 - 12/2014) David Hilton Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA
(04/2013 - 12/2015) Tracy Rushmer Macquarie University, Australia

*W.Casey stepped down in 2011. M.Humayun was appointed to complete that term, then renewed for an extra year.

Ex-Officio Members

Five additional ex-officio members of the Joint Publications Committee shall consist of the GS President, MS President, GCA Executive Editor, Meteoritics Executive Editor and the GS Special Publications Editor.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
GS President
(01/2011 - 12/2013)
Richard Carlson Carnegie Instutition, USA
MS President
(01/2013 - 12/2014)
Monica Grady The Open University, UK
Meteoritics Executive Editor
(01/2003 - 12/2011)
Timothy Jull University of Arizona, USA
GCA Executive Editor
(04/2012 - 12/2015)
Marc Norman Australian National University, Australia

2013 Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee oversees the nomination and election of the Board of Directors. Committee positions are for three years. The chair of the committee is typically one of the two senior-most members.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2010 - 12/2013)
Karen Hudson-Edwards University of London, UK
environmental geochemistry
(01/2013 - 12/2013)* Takeshi Kakegawa Tohoku University, Japan
petrology and geochemistry
(07/2011 - 12/2014) Simon Wilde Curtin University, Australia
(07/2011 - 12/2014) Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA
marine chemistry
(01/2013 - 12/2015) Adina Paytan University of California - Santa Cruz, USA
(01/2013 - 12/2015) Tracy Rushmer Macquarie University, Australia
experimental mineralogy

*Kakegawa is completing Reisberg's term.

2013 Program Committee

The Program Committee serves as the liaison between GS and other geochemistry-oriented sections of other organizations; receives and evaluates Meeting Assistance Program proposals; evaluates the composition of the V.M. Goldschmidt International Program Committee. Committee members are appointed by the Vice-President and approved by the Board to serve rotating three-year terms. The Chair of the Program Committee serves on the GSA Joint Technical Program Committee (JTPC).

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2011 - 06/2013)
Elizabeth Cottrell National Museum of Natural History, USA
igneous petrology
(07/2011 - 06/2013)
MSA Liaison
Jeff Vervoort Washington State University, USA
isotope geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Lesley Warren McMaster University, Canada
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Helen Williams Durham University, UK
stable isotope geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Jim Hendry University of Saskatchewan, Canada
low-temperature geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015)
GSA-MGVP Liaison
Bill Hart Miami University, USA
mantle geochemistry

2013 Award Nomination Committee

The Award Nomination Committee was created in 2010 to seek quality nominations for the Geochemical Society's awards independently from the award committees.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2011 - 06/2014)
Roberta Rudnick University of Maryland, USA
crustal geochemistry
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Liane Benning University of Leeds, UK
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Eiji Ohtani Tohoku University, Japan
experimental petrology
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Edouard Bard Collège de France - Aix-en-Provence, France
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Steve Shirey DTM Carnegie, USA
high-temperature geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Bridget Bergquist University of Toronto, Canada
aqueous and isotope biogeochemistry

2013 V.M. Goldschmidt Award Committee

The V.M. Goldschmidt Medal is awarded annually for major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry. the EAG Urey Chair is an ex-officio voting member.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2010 - 06/2013)
Francis Albarede Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
planetary geochemistry
(07/2010 - 06/2013)* Timothy Eglinton ETH Zurich, Switzerland
organic isotope geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Kathryn Nagy University of Illinois - Chicago, USA
surface geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014)** Lisa Pratt Indiana University, USA
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Weidong Sun Guangzhou Institution, China
economic geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Terry Planck Columbia University, USA
magma genesis and plate tectonics
Urey Chair Chris Balentine University of Manchester, UK

*Completing term held by Barbara Sherwood Lollar.
**Completing term held by Zhenhao Duan

2013 F.W. Clarke Award Committee

The F.W. Clarke Medal is awarded annually to an early-career scientist for a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry. The EAG Houtermans Award Committee Chair serves as an ex-officio, voting member.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2010 - 06/2013)
Rebecca Lange University of Michigan, USA
experimental petrology
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Patricia Dove Virginia Tech, USA
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Graham Pearson University of Alberta, Canada
mantle geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Klaus Mezger Univeristy of Bern, Switzerland
planetary geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Ros Rickaby Oxford University, UK
ocean biogeochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Yuchiro Ueno Tokyo Tech, Japan
biogeochemistry of early earth
Houtermans Chair Bernard Bourdon ENS Lyon, France

2013 C.C. Patterson Award Committee

The C.C. Patterson Award is presented annually for a recent innovative breakthrough in environmental geochemistry.

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2010 - 06/2013)
Ruth Blake Yale University, USA
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Sidney Hemming Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA
marine geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Friedhelm von Blanckenburg GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
environmental geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Albert Galy Cambridge University, UK
environmental geochemistry
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Fumio Inagaki JAMSTEC, Japan
geomicrobiology and oceanography
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Kliti Grice Curtin University, Australia
organic and isotope geochemistry

2013 Geochemical Fellows Committee

GS/EAG Geochemistry Fellows are awarded annually for excellence in geochemistry. The GS President and EAG President are ex-officio members.

TermNameInstitution, Country
(07/2010 - 06/2013)
Marc Norman Australian National University, Australia
(07/2010 - 06/2013) David Vaughan University of Manchester, UK
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Katherine Freeman Penn State University, USA
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Janne Blichert-Toft Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Trevor Ireland Australian National University, Australia
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Kei Hirose Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
GS President Richard Carlson Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
EAG President Bernard Bourdon Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

2013 OGD Executive Committee

The Organic Geochemistry Division Executive Committee determines the recipients of the Alfred Treibs Award and the OGD Best Paper Award. It strives to promote organic geochemistry programming internationally.

TermName / EmailInstitution
(01/2012 - 12/2013)
Stuart Wakeham Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, USA
(01/2012 - 12/2013)
Katherine Freeman Pennsylvania State University, USA
(01/2012 - 12/2013)
Elizabeth Canuel Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA
(01/2012 - 12/2013)
Gesine Mollenhauer Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Germany
(01/2011 - 12/2013)
Silvio Pantoja Universidad de Concepción - Chile, Chile
(01/2012 - 12/2014)
Helen Talbot Newcastle University, UK
(01/2013 - 12/2015)
Naohiko Ohkouchi JAMSTEC, Japan

2013 Alfred Treibs Award Committee

The Alfred Treibs Award is presented annually by the Organic Geochemistry Division for major achievements in organic geochemistry, over a period of years.

TermName / EmailInstitution
(07/2010 - 06/2013)
James Maxwell University of Bristol, UK
(07/2010 - 06/2013) John Volkman CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Cindy Lee Stonybrook University, USA
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Ann Pearson Harvard University, USA
(07/2012 - 06/2015) Mark Pagani Yale University, USA

2013 Best Paper Award Committee

The Best Paper Award is presented annually by the Organic Geochemistry Division to the authors of a paper published in the previous year with significant contributions to organic geochemistry.

TermName / EmailInstitution
(01/2011 - 12/2013)
Carol Arnosti University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA
(01/2012 - 12/2014) Alex Sessions Caltech, USA
(01/2013 - 12/2015) Tanja Bosak MIT, USA

2013 Association Liaisons

AssociationTermName / EmailInstitution
AAAS (04/2010 - 12/2012) Neil Sturchio University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
RIMG Short Course Committee (07/2012 - 06/2013) Jeff Vervoort Washington State University, USA
GSA - MGPV Division (07/2012 - 06/2015) Bill Hart Miami University, USA

2013 Geochemical News Editors

Weekly editorship of Geochemical News is managed by a volunteer team of four appointed editors serving two-year terms. The President and the Business Manager compose regular society content.

TermNameInstitution, Country, Interest
01/2011 - 12/2013 Shuhei Ono Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Biogeochemistry
01/2011 - 12/2013 Martin Elsner Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany, Radiogenic & Stable Isotope Geochemistry
01/2011 - 12/2014 Lesley Warren McMaster University, Canada, Environmental Geochemistry
01/2011 - 12/2014 Helen Williams Durham University, UK, Analytical Geochemistry
President Rick Carlson Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA, Radiogenic & Stable Isotope Geochemistry
COO Seth Davis GS Business Office, Washington University in St. Louis, USA