Personnel Archive - 2016


Title / TermName (email) / Institution, CountryBio
01/2016 - 12/2017
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.
Vice President
01/2016 - 12/2017
Roberta Rudnick
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Roberta Rudnick is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara (as of Jan. 1, 2016). Her research focuses on the origin and evolution of the continents, particularly the lower continental crust and the underlying mantle lithosphere. Emphasis is placed on integration of data from a wide diversity of sources, including petrography, petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and geophysics in order to determine the bulk composition of the crust, the processes that have influenced its composition through time, and why the Earth has continents.
Past President
01/2016 - 12/2017
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.
01/2011 - 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
01/2016 - 12/2017
Elisabeth L. Sikes

Rutgers University, USA
Elisabeth (Liz) Sikes is currently on the faculty of Rutgers University in the department of Marine and Coastal Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and has a Masters in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a PhD in Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The unifying theme in Liz's research is carbon cycling in marine and coastal systems. Current research interests include determining the Southern Ocean's influence on carbon cycling during climate driven circulation changes; investigating sources, transformation, pathways, and sinks of terrestrial and marine carbon in modern coastal environments; and improving paleo-sea surface temperature estimates using biomarkers.
OGD Secretary
01/2016 - 12/2017
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

TermName (email) / Institution, CountryBio
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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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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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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.
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Tim Eglinton
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Tim Eglinton is Professor of Biogeoscience and Chair of the Geological Institute at ETH Zürich. His research focuses on the application of molecular and isotopic (esp. radiocarbon) tracers to understand the origin, cycling and legacy of biospheric carbon over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Current research includes studies of organic matter production, transport and fate within river basins and on continental margins.
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Dominique Weis
University of British Columbia, Canada
Dominique Weis is Professor and Canadian Research Chair Tier I at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She is Director of the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, an integrated research facility that promotes innovative analytical developments and multidisciplinary research. Her research interests include the geochemistry of the Earth's mantle with a focus on the Hawaiian and Kerguelen mantle plumes, the isotopic evolution of the northern Cascades volcanoes, and low-temperature studies using new applications of transition metal geochemistry. Dr. Weis organized the 2008 Goldschmidt conference in Vancouver and was co-chair of the Science Committee for the 2014 conference in Sacramento.


2016 Organic Geochemistry Division Executive Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
01/2016 - 12/2017
Elisabeth Sikes Rutgers University, USA
01/2016 - 12/2017
Erdem Idiz Oxford University, UK
01/2016 - 12/2017
Katherine Freeman Pennsylvania State University, USA
01/2016 - 12/2017
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


2016 Award Nomination Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
7/2014 - 12/2017
Vickie Bennett Australian National University, Australia
high temperature geochemistry
7/2014 - 12/2017 Ruth Blake Yale University, USA
7/2014 - 12/2017 Michael Boettcher Leibniz Inst for Baltic Sea Research, Germany
biogeochemistry and stable isotope geochemistry
7/2013 - 12/2016 Marc Chaussidon CRPG/CNRS, France
cosmochemicstry & meteoritics
7/2013 - 12/2016 Kliti Grice Curtin University, Australia
organic & isotope geochemistry
7/2014 - 12/2017 Alberto Saal Brown University, USA
mantle geochemistry, magmas
7/2015 - 12/2018 Lesley Warren McMaster University, Canada
aqueous and microbial geochemistry
7/2015 - 12/2018 Yigang Xu Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, China
solid Earth geochemistry

Geochemical News Editors

TermNameInstitution, Country, Interest
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
01/2016 - 12/2017 Mary Horan Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
cosmochemistry, siderophile elements
01/2016 - 12/2017 Claire Rollion-Bard Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
biomineralization, low T stable isotope geochemistry
President Laurie Reisberg CRPG, France
radiogenic isotopes & highly siderophile element geochemistry
COO Kevin Johnson GS Business Office,
Carnegie Institution for Science, USA


2016 Joint Publication Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
01/2014 - 12/2016
Andrew Davis University of Chicago, USA
01/2014 - 12/2016 Christian Koeberl Universität Wien, Austria
01/2014 - 12/2016 Jeremy Fein University of Notre Dame, USA
01/2015 - 12/2017 Liz Canuel Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA
01/2015 - 12/2017 George Flynn SUNY Plattsburgh, USA
01/2016 - 12/2018 Steven Shirey Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

Ex-Officio Members

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

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
GS President
(01/2016 - 12/2017)
Laurie Reisberg CRPG, France
MS President
(01/2015 - 12/2016)
Michael E. Zolensky NASA - Johnson Space Center, USA
Meteoritics Executive Editor
(01/2003 to date)
Timothy Jull University of Arizona, USA
GCA Executive Editor
(04/2012 to date)
Marc Norman Australian National University, Australia


2016 Nominations Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
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
01/2016 - 12/2018 Lihung Lin National Taiwan University
01/2016 - 12/2018 Peter Reiners University of Arizona, USA
thermochronology, geochemistry, tectonics


2016 Program Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2014 - 06/2017
Bruno Dhuime University of Bristol, UK
isotope geochemistry
07/2015 - 06/2018
GSA-MGVP Liaison
Matthew Brueseke Kansas State University, USA
igneous petrology, volcanology, and tectonics
MSA Liaison
Rajdeep Dasgupta Rice University, USA
experimental petrology
07/2013-06/2016 Matthew Jackson UC - Santa Barbara, USA
mantle geochemistry
Ken Takai JAMSTEC Yokohama, Japan
isotope geochemistry
GSA-MGVP Liaison
Brandy Toner University of Minnesota, USA
07/2014 - 06/2017
IAGC Liaison

Rich Wanty USGS, USA
environmental geochemistry

2016 C.C. Patterson Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2013 - 06/2016
Avner Vengosh Duke University, USA
isotope geochemistry & hydrogeology
07/2014 - 06/2017 Antje Boetius Max-Planck-Inst fuer Marine Microbiology, Germany
07/2015 - 06/2018 Myrna Simpson University of Toronto, Canada
environmental chemistry
07/2014 - 06/2017 Sunil Singh Physical Research Laboratory, India
07/2013 - 06/2016 Alexis Templeton University of Colorado, USA
07/2015 - 06/2018 Nathan Yee Rutgers University, USA


2016 F.W. Clarke Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
Shuhei Ono MIT, USA
07/2013-06/2016 Magali Ader IPGP Paris, France
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
07/2015 - 06/2018 Michael Bizimis University of South Carolina, USA
mantle geochemistry
07/2015 - 06/2018 Jing Zhang University of Toyama, Japan
chemical oceanography, environmental geochemistry
Houtermans Chair Liane Benning University of Leeds, UK and GFZ Potsdam, Germany

2016 V.M. Goldschmidt Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2013 - 06/2016
Simon Apte CSIRO, Australia
07/2014 - 06/2017 Elizabeth Canuel Virginia Inst of Marine Science, USA
organic geochemistry
07/2015 - 06/2018 Catherine Chauvel ISTerre, Unv. Joseph Fourier-CNRS, France
mantle geochemistry, crustal evolution
07/2014 - 06/2017 Isabelle Daniel Univ Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
07/2013 - 06/2016 Tim Eglinton ETH Zurich, Switzerland
organic isotope geochemistry
07/2015 - 06/2018 Graham Pearson University of Alberta, Canada
mantle lithosphere, radiogenic isotope geochemistry
Urey Chair Bernard Marty CNRS Nancy, France
rare gas geochemistry


2016 Alfred Treibs Award Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
07/2013 - 06/2017
Elizabeth Canuel Virginia Inst of Marine Science, USA
07/2015 - 06/2018 Ann Pearson Harvard University, USA
07/2015 - 06/2018 Mark Pagani Yale University, USA
07/2015 - 06/2018 Stephen R. Larter University of Calgary, Canada
07/2016 - 06/2019 Pim van Bergen Shell UK Limited, UK

2016 GS/EAG Geochemistry Fellows Committee

TermNameInstitution, Country
07/2013 - 06/2016
Richard Pancost University of Bristol, UK
07/2013 - 06/2016 Trevor Ireland Australian National University, Australia
07/2014 - 06/2017 Cristina Facchini Italian National Research Council, Italy
07/2013 - 06/2017 Dan Frost Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany
07/2014 - 06/2017 Hilairy Hartnett Arizona State University, USA
07/2015 – 06/2018 Hai Cheng Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
University of Minnesota, USA
GS President Laurie Reisberg CRPG Nancy, France
EAG President Liane G. Benning GFZ Potsdam, Germany
University of Leeds, UK