Personnel Archive - 2015


Title / TermName (email) / Institution, CountryBio
01/2014 - 12/2015
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.
01/2014 - 12/2015
Laurie Reisberg
CRPG, France
Laurie Reisberg obtained her BSc at the University of Michigan in 1979 and her PhD from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in 1988. After post-docs at the Institut du Physique du Globe in Paris and at Lamont-Doherty, she joined the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, a research laboratory of the French national science agency (CNRS) and the Université de Lorraine, in Nancy, France. Her specialities are radiogenic isotopes and highly siderophile element geochemistry. In the early part of her career, her work was centered on mantle geochemistry, including studies of the formation and evolution of the non-cratonic lithosphere and of basaltic magmatism. She has also worked on erosion and how it is recorded in the marine radiogenic isotopic record, nucelosynthethic anomalies in meteorites, and the radiometric dating and source tracing of ore deposits and, most recently, of oils.
01/2014 - 12/2015
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.
01/2011 - 12/2016
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.
(appointed to second term)
01/2014 - 12/2016
Anton Eisenhauer

GEOMAR, Germany
Anton (Toni) Eisenhauer is a professor of marine environmental geology and geochemistry at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Kiel, Germany. He received a Diploma (1986) in physics and mathematics at the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany and in 1989 also a doctoral degree (rer. nat.) in environmental physics. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech from 1990 to 1992 in the group of Jerry Wasserburg, he started his own research group as an assistant professor at the Institute of Geochemistry at Göttingen University in Göttingen, Germany. In 1998 he was appointed as a full professor at the GEOMAR research center for marine geology which later became the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. In recent years, Toni's research focused in general on the use of non-traditional, and in particular on the use of alkaline-earth, isotope systems (Ca, Mg, Sr) to solve marine geochemical problems related to organic and inorganic marine calcification as well as on the reconstruction of the chemical history of seawater including sealevel change.
OGD Chair
01/2014 - 12/2015
Katherine Freeman

Penn State University, USA
Kate Freeman is a Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in geology at Indiana University, and she was a postdoctoral scholar at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Kate is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Geochemical Society, the American Academy of Microbiology and the Geological Society of America. She was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2013. Her research interests include isotopic biogeochemistry, paleoclimate proxies, and new methods in organic isotope analyses.
OGD Secretary
01/2014 - 12/2015
Hilairy Hartnett

Arizona State University, USA
Hilairy Hartnett is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Arizona State University. She is a graduate of Vassar College, received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography at the University of Washington, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. Her research interests include carbon and nitrogen cycling in marine, terrestrial and hydrothermal ecosystems; urban biogeochemistry; and the application of optical and mass spectrometry techniques for characterizing dissolved organic matter.
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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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Harue Masuda

Osaka City University, Japan
Harue Masuda obtained her Bc, Mc, and PhD from Osaka City University. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, she returned to Osaka and now is a professor in the Department of Biology and Geosciences, Osaka City University. Her field of study is mainly in water-rock interaction at low temperature and hydrothermal conditions, with a focus in early stage diagenetic reaction including formation and/or dissolution of minerals in shallow continental and oceanic crusts. She has been working in Asian countries on anthropogenic and natural pollutions of the hydrosphere, especially groundwater. She has also worked on sub-seafloor inorganic and organic hydrothermal reactions. She is currently the local organizing committee chair for the 2016 Goldschmidt Conference in Yokohama. 
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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. He received a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University in 1987. 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.

TermName (email) / Institution, CountryBio
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Rodney Ewing
Stanford University, USA

Rod Ewing is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security in the Center for International Security and Cooperation in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University. He is also the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, where he had faculty appointments in the Departments of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences and Materials Science & Engineering. He is a Regents' Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, where he was a member of the faculty from 1974 to 1997. Ewing serves on the Board of Governors of the Gemological Institute of America and the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has published widely in mineralogy, geochemistry, materials science, nuclear materials, physics and chemistry. He is a founding Editor of the magazine,Elements, which is now supported by 17 earth science societies. In 2012, he was appointed by President Obama to chair the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.

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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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Tomoki Nakamura
Tohoku University, Japan
Tomoki Nakamura is a professor of the laboratory for early solar system evolution at Division of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University in Japan. He received BS (1989), MS (1991) and doctorate degree in Science (1993) from the University of Tokyo. He was appointed as an assistant professor in a cosmochemistry laboratory at Kyushu University in 1993. He studied abroad at the solar system exploration division at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA/JSC) and Max Planck Institute for Chemie at Mainz, Germany. After that, he was appointed as associate professor at Kyushu University in 2001, and became professor at Tohoku University in 2012. His research interests are mineralogy and isotope chemistry in meteorites and interplanetary dust particles. Based on the analysis he tries to elucidate the origin and early history of our solar system. Recently he concentrates exclusively on the study of small dust particles recovered from asteroid Itokawa by the Hayabusa space mission.
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Chris Hawkesworth
University of St. Andrews, UK

Chris Hawkesworth obtained his BA in Natural Sciences in Trinity College, Dublin and his D.Phil at the University of Oxford. He has held academic positions at the Open and Bristol Universities, and the Wardlaw Chair of Earth Sciences and the position of Deputy Principal at the University of St Andrews. His research interests are in isotope and trace element geochemistry across a range of areas that include: the generation and the evolution of the continental crust and the upper mantle; the generation of magmas along destructive plate margins, in ocean islands and continental flood basalts; the generation of base metal deposits associated with flood basalts and the Sudbury Igneous Complex; the application of short lived U-series isotopes to constrain the timescales of melt generation processes, the rates of transfer of material from the subducted slab, and the chronology of climate change and archaeological sites. He is a Fellow of the Geochemical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and he holds an honorary DSc from the University of Copenhagen.

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Anne Peslier
Jacobs Technology,
Anne Peslier is a scientist working for Jacobs Technology at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA. She obtained her BS and Masters from Universités de Paris VI and VII (France) and her PhD in 1999 from the Université de Montréal (Canada). After post-docs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC and at Northwestern University near Chicago, she became an electron microprobe manager first at the University of Houston (2000-2007) and now at NASA. She is an igneous petrologist/geochemist. A focus of her recent research has been water in the Earth's mantle with the aim to understand craton evolution and mantle geodynamics through time. She also works on the petrology (including volatile distribution) of Martian, Lunar and achondrite meteorites and rocks in order to constrain planetary differentiation and volcanism.


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Yuji Sano
University of Tokyo, Japan
Yuji Sano is a professor of marine geochemistry at Department of Chemical Oceanography, Division of Ocean-Earth Systems, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo in Japan. He received BS (1978), MS (1980) in chemistry, and doctorate degree (1983) in geophysics from the University of Tokyo. He studied the geochemistry of volatile element isotopes such as helium, carbon, and nitrogen in volcanic and environmental systems as a research associate in the Laboratory for Earthquake Chemistry, the University of Tokyo and as an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Hiroshima University. After promotion to full Professor at Hiroshima University, he introduced a large ion microprobe (SHRIMP) and invented the method for U-Pb dating of apatite. He moved to the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo in 2001 and established a noble gas laboratory for atmospheric and oceanic research and the NanoSIMS laboratory for paleoceanography and planetary sciences. He was editor-in-chief of Geochemical Journal from 2008 to 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and received the Seventh National Maritime Award by Prime Minister Abe in 2014.


2015 Organic Geochemistry Division Executive Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
01/2014 - 12/2015
Katherine Freeman Pennsylvania State University, USA
01/2014 - 12/2015
Elisabeth Sikes Rutgers University, USA
01/2014 - 12/2015
Stuart Wakeham Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, USA
01/2014 - 12/2015
Hilairy Hartnett Arizona State University, USA
01/2015 - 12/2017
Carme Huguet Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
01/2013 - 12/2017
Naohiko Ohkouchi JAMSTEC, Japan
01/2014 - 12/2016
Josef Werne University of Pittsburg, USA


2015 Award Nomination Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2014 - 06/2017
Ruth Blake Yale University, USA
07/2012 - 06/2015 Bridget Bergquist University of Toronto, Canada
aqueous and isotope biogeochemistry
07/2012 - 06/2015 Steve Shirey DTM Carnegie, USA
high-temperature geochemistry
07/2013 - 06/2016 Marc Chaussidon CRPG/CNRS, France
cosmochemicstry & meteoritics
07/2013 - 06/2016 Kliti Grice Curtin University, Australia
organic & isotope geochemistry
07/2014 - 06/2017 Alberto Saal Brown University, USA
mantle geochemistry, magmas

Geochemical News Editors

TermNameInstitution, Country, Interest
01/2014 - 12/2015 James Brenan University of Toronto, Canada
01/2014 - 12/2015 Li-Hung Lin National Taiwan University, Taiwan
01/2015 - 12/2016 Daniela Rubatto Australian National University, Australia
radiogenic & stable isotope geochemistry
01/2015 - 12/2016 Tina van de Flierdt Imperial College London, UK
low-temperature geochemistry
President Barbara Sherwood Lollar University of Toronto, Canada
stable isotope geochemistry
COO Kevin Johnson GS Business Office,
Carnegie Institution for Science, USA


2015 Nominations Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
01/2013 - 12/2015
Tracy Rushmer Macquarie University, Australia
experimental mineralogy
01/2013 - 12/2015 Adina Paytan University of California - Santa Cruz, USA
01/2014 - 12/2016 Erik Hauri Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
mantle petrology
01/2014 - 12/2016 Takeshi Kakegawa Tohoku University, Japan
petrology and geochemistry
01/2015 - 12/2017 Carla Koretsky Western Michigan University, USA
aqueous geochemistry
01/2015 - 12/2017 Monica Handler Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
magmas, siderophile elements, non-traditional stable isotopes


2015 Program Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
Matthew Jackson UC - Santa Barbara, USA
mantle geochemistry
GSA-MGVP Liaison
Bill Hart Miami University, USA
mantle geochemistry
MSA Liaison
Jim Hendry University of Saskatchewan, Canada
low-temperature geochemistry
Ken Takai JAMSTEC Yokohama, Japan
isotope geochemistry
GSA-MGVP Liaison
Brandy Toner University of Minnesota, USA
07/2014 - 06/2017 Bruno Dhuime University of Bristol, UK
isotope geochemistry
07/2014 - 06/2017
IAGC Liaison

Rich Wanty USGS, USA
environmental geochemistry

2015 C.C. Patterson Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2013 - 06/2016
Alexis Templeton University of Colorado, USA
07/2012 - 06/2015 Kliti Grice Curtin University, Australia
organic and isotope geochemistry
07/2012 - 06/2015 Fumio Inagaki JAMSTEC, Japan
geomicrobiology and oceanography
07/2014 - 06/2017 Antje Boetius Max-Planck-Inst fuer Marine Microbiology, Germany
07/2013 - 06/2016 Avner Vengosh Duke University, USA
isotope geochemistry & hydrogeology
07/2014 - 06/2017 Sunil Singh Physical Research Laboratory, India


2015 F.W. Clarke Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
Ros Rickaby Oxford University, UK
ocean biogeochemistry
07/2012-06/2015 Yuchiro Ueno Tokyo Tech, Japan
biogeochemistry of early earth
07/2013-06/2016 Magali Ader IPGP Paris, France
07/2013-06/2016 Shuhei Ono MIT, USA
07/2014 - 06/2017 Cornelia Class Columbia University, USA
mantle geochemistry
07/2014 - 06/2017 Andrea Marzoli University of Padova, Italy
radiogenic & stable isotope geochemistry
Houtermans Chair Chris Ballentine University of Manchester, UK
environmental geochemistry

2015 V.M. Goldschmidt Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2013 - 06/2016
Tim Eglinton ETH Zurich, Switzerland
organic isotope geochemistry
07/2012 - 06/2015 Terry Plank Columbia University, USA
magma genesis and plate tectonics
07/2012 - 06/2015 Weidong Sun Guangzhou Institution, China
economic geochemistry
07/2013 - 06/2016 Simon Apte CSIRO, Australia
07/2014 - 06/2017 Elizabeth Canuel Virginia Inst of Marine Science, USA
organic geochemistry
07/2014 - 06/2017 Isabelle Daniel Univ Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Urey Chair Liane G. Benning University of Leeds, UK

2015 Geochemistry Fellows Committee

TermNameInstitution, Country
07/2013 - 06/2016
Richard Pancost University of Bristol, UK
07/2012 - 06/2015 Kei Hirose Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
07/2012 - 06/2015 Trevor Ireland Australian National University, Australia
07/2013 - 06/2016 Dan Frost Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany
07/2014 - 06/2017 Cristina Facchini Italian National Research Council, Italy
07/2014 - 06/2017 Hilairy Hartnett Arizona State University, USA
GS President Barbara Sherwood Lollar University of Toronto, Canada
EAG President Chris Ballentine University of Oxford, UK