Personnel Archive - 2012

2012 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.
International Secretary to be appointed  
GCA Executive Editor Marc Norman  
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
University of Bristol, UK
Derek Vance, University of Bristol, UK. Derek Vance obtained a Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in isotope geochemistry 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, where he is currently Professor of Isotope Geochemistry. His career research interests have spanned most of the breadth of isotope geochemistry but currently focus 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.

2012 Joint Publications Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country
(01/2011 - 12/2012)*←
Munir Humayun Florida State University, USA
(01/2007 - 12/2012)**← Brigitte Zanda Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, France
(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

*W.Casey stepped down in 2011. M.Humayun was appointed to complete that term.
**B.Zanda's term was renewed in 2010.

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
(01/2010 - 12/2011)←
Richard Carlson

Carnegie Instutition, USA
MS President
(01/2011 - 12/2012)←
Edward R.D. Scott University of Hawai'i - Manoa, USA
Meteoritics Executive Editor
(01/2003 - 12/2011)←
Timothy Jull University of Arizona, USA
GCA Executive Editor
Special Publications Editor TBA  

2012 Nominations Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2009 - 06/2012)←
Mark Rehkamper Imperial College London, UK
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Karen Hudson-Edwards University of London, UK
environmental geochemistry
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Laurie Reisberg Nancy, France
mantle geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2012) Joel Blum University of Michigan, USA
environmental geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Simon Wilde Curtin University, Australia
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA
marine chemistry

2012 Program Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2011 - 06/2012)
David Borrok University of Texas - El Paso, USA
metals in the environment
(07/2011 - 06/2012) Joel Baker Victoria University, Australia
cosmochemistry, environmental chemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2013) Elizabeth Cottrell National Museum of Natural History, USA
igneous petrology
(07/2011 - 06/2013) 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

2012 Award Nominations Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2010 - 06/2012)←
Trevor Ireland Australian National University, Australia
cosmochemistry; high-t geochemistry
(07/2010 - 06/2012) Albrecht Hofmann Max Plank Institut fur Chemie, Germany
mantle 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
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Roberta Rudnick University of Maryland, USA
crustal geochemistry

2012 V.M. Goldschmidt Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2009 - 06/2012)←
Victoria Bennett Australian National University, Australia
crustal evolution
(07/2009 - 06/2012) Paul Asimow California Institute of Technology, USA
igneous petrology
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Francis Albarede Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
planetary geochemistry
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Barbara Sherwood Lollar University of Toronto, Canada
environmental geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Kathryn Nagy University of Illinois - Chicago, USA
surface geochemistry
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Zhenhao Duan Chinese Academy, China
fluid-phase thermodynamics
Urey Chair Bernard Bourdon Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

2012 F.W. Clarke Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2009 - 06/2012)←
Suzanne Golding University of Queensland, Australia
economic geology
(07/2009 - 06/2012)← Jiwchar Ganor Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
environmental geochemistry
(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
Houtermans Chair Eric Oelkers LMTG, France

2012 C.C. Patterson Award Committee

Title / TermNameInstitution, Country, research field
(07/2010 - 06/2013)←
Ruth Blake Yale University, USA
(07/2009 - 06/2012) Kenji Mibe University of Tokyo, Japan
experimental petrology
(07/2009 - 06/2012) Alakendra Roychoudhury University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
(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

2012 GS-EAG Geochemical Fellows Award Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
(07/2010 - 06/2012)←
Judith McKenzie ETH Zurich, Switzerland
(07/2009 - 06/2012) Seth Krishnaswami Physical Research Laboratory, India
(07/2010 - 06/2013) David Vaughan University of Manchester, UK
(07/2010 - 06/2013) Mark Norman Australian National University, Australia
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Katherine Freeman Penn State University, USA
(07/2011 - 06/2014) Janne Blichert-Toft Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
GS President
Sam Mukasa University of New Hampshire, USA
EAG President
Bernard Bourdon Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

2012 Organic Geochemistry Division Executive Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
(01/2012 - 12/2013)←
Stuart Wakeham Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
(01/2012 - 12/2013)←
Katherine Freeman Pennsylvania State University
(01/2012 - 12/2013)←
Elizabeth Canuel Virginia Institute of Marine Science
(04/2006 - 12/2011)←
Gesine Mollenhauer Alfred-Wegener-Institut
(01/2010 - 12/2012)←
Cliff Walters ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
(01/2011 - 12/2013)←
Silvio Pantoja Universidad de Concepción - Chile
(01/2012 - 12/2014)←
Helen Talbot Newcastle University

2012 OGD Alfred Treibs Award Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
(07/2009 - 06/2012)
Kenneth Peters Schlumberger Limited
(07/2009 - 06/2012)← Marilyn Fogel Carnegie Institution of Washington
(07/2010 - 06/2013)← James Maxwell University of Bristol
(07/2010 - 06/2013)← John Volkman CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
(07/2011 - 06/2014)← Cindy Lee Stonybrook University

2012 OGD Best Paper Award Committee

TermName / EmailInstitution
(01/2010 - 12/2012)
Simon Brassell Indiana University
(01/2011 - 12/2013)← Carol Arnosti University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
(01/2012 - 12/2014)← Alex Sessions Caltech

2012 AAAS Liaison

TermName / EmailInstitution
(04/2010- 12/2012) Neil Sturchio University of Illinois at Chicago