Personnel Archive - 2017


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.


2017 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
01/2017 - 12/2019
Brad Rosenheim  University of South Florida, USA


2017 Award Nomination Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
7/2014 - 12/2017
Alberto Saal Brown University, USA
mantle geochemistry, magmas
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
7/2015 - 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
7/2016 - 12/2019 John Moreau University of Melbourne, Australia
7/2016 - 12/2019 Qingzhu Yin University of California Davis, USA
radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry, meteoritics

Geochemical News Editors

TermNameInstitution, Country, Interest
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
01/2017 - 12/2018 Esteban Gazel Cornell University, USA
mantle geochemistry
01/2017 - 12/2018 Kate Hendry University of Bristol, UK
biogeochemistry (Si isotopes)
President Laurie Reisberg CRPG, France
radiogenic isotopes & highly siderophile element geochemistry
COO Kevin Johnson GS Business Office,
Carnegie Institution for Science, USA


2017 Joint Publication Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
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
01/2017 - 12/2019 Thorsten Kleine University of Muenster, Germany
01/2017 - 12/2019 Jisun Park CUNY Kingsborough, USA
01/2017 - 12/2019 Mark Rehkamper Imperial College London, UK

Ex-Officio Members

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
GS President
(01/2016 - 12/2017)
Laurie Reisberg CRPG, France
MS President
(01/2017 - 12/2018)
Trevor R. Ireland Australian National University, Australia
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


2017 Nominations Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
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
01/2017 - 12/2019 Tetsuya Yokoyama Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
cosmochemistry & meteoritics
01/2017 - 12/2019 Emi Ito University of Minnesota, USA
environmental geochemistry, paleoclimatology


2017 Program Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2014 - 06/2017
Bruno Dhuime University of Bristol, UK
environmental geochemistry
07/2014 - 06/2017 Rich Wanty USGS, USA
environmental geochemistry
MSA Liaison
Rajdeep Dasgupta Rice University, USA
experimental petrology
07/2015 - 06/2018
GSA-MGVP Liaison
Matthew Brueseke Kansas State University, USA
igneous petrology, volcanology, and tectonics
07/2016 - 06/2019
AGU-VGP Liaison
Katherine Kelley University of Rhode Island, USA
high temperature geochemistry (arcs)
07/2016 - 06/2019
GSJ & IAGC Liaison
Yoko Furukawa  Naval Research Laboratory, Japan
07/2016 - 06/2019
AAAS Liaison
Louis A. Derry Cornell University, USA
biogeochemical processes
07/2016 - 06/2019
GSA Geobiology &
Geomicrobiology Liaison
James Schiffbauer University of Missouri, USA
biogeochemistry & paleobiology

2017 C.C. Patterson Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2014 - 06/2017
Sunil Singh Physical Research Laboratory, India
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
07/2015 - 06/2018 Nathan Yee Rutgers University, USA
07/2016 - 06/2019 Joel Blum University of Michigan, USA
Hg isotope geochemistry
07/2016 - 06/2019 Gordon Brown Stanford University, USA
aqueous and surface geochemsitry


2017 F.W. Clarke Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
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
07/2016-06/2019 W. Berry Lyons Ohio State University, USA
biogeochemistry, chemical weathering and erosion
07/2016-06/2019 David Sherman University of Bristol, UK
aqueous geochemistry, molecular modeling
Houtermans Chair Liane Benning University of Leeds, UK and GFZ Potsdam, Germany

2017 V.M. Goldschmidt Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
07/2015 - 06/2018
Catherine Chauvel ISTerre, Unv. Joseph Fourier-CNRS, France
mantle geochemistry, crustal evolution
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
07/2015 - 06/2018 Graham Pearson University of Alberta, Canada
mantle lithosphere, radiogenic isotope geochemistry
07/2016 - 06/2019 Mark Theimens Scripps Inst. Oceanography, UCSD, USA
atmospheric chemistry, global climate
Urey Chair Bernard Marty CNRS Nancy, France
rare gas geochemistry


2017 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 Stephen R. Larter University of Calgary, Canada
07/2016 - 06/2019 Pim van Bergen Shell UK Limited, UK

2017 GS/EAG Geochemistry Fellows Committee

TermNameInstitution, Country
07/2013 - 06/2017
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
07/2015 – 06/2018 Hai Cheng Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
University of Minnesota, USA
07/2016 - 06/2019 Penny King Australian National University, Australia
07/2016 - 06/2019 Naohiro Yoshida Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
GS President Laurie Reisberg CRPG Nancy, France
EAG President Liane G. Benning GFZ Potsdam, Germany
University of Leeds, UK


2017 OGD Best Paper Award

TermName / EmailInstitution
01/2017 - 12/2017
Simon Brassell Indiana University, USA
01/2017 - 12/2018 Carol Arnosti University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
01/2017 - 12/2019 Julio Sepulveda University of Colorado, Boulder, USA