2019 BOD Election

All current GS members are eligible to vote in the Board of Directors election. Voting instructions were sent by email on Nov. 13. Please contact gsoffice@geochemsoc.org if you have any questions about how to vote or did not receive the ballot. The deadline to vote is December 4, 2018.

A brief biography of each candidate is presented below. Click on a candidate's name for more information.


Non-Officer Director

Non-Officer Directors participate in Board discussions and serve on the Board as voting members. This is a three-year term of service. In order for the Board membership to reflect the regional diversity of the Society membership, this year requires election of one officer from North America (Region 1) and one from Africa, Asia, Australia, or Central/South America (Region 3).


Director - Region 1

Elizabeth Cottrell is a Research Geologist in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USA) where she is also Curator-in-Charge of the National Rock and Ore Collection. As an experimental petrologist, Liz applies spectroscopy and other microanalytical techniques to natural and synthetic specimens to understand the origin and evolution of Earth's crust, mantle, and core. Her service to the Geochemical Society includes serving on and chairing the Program Committee, and serving as the Magma and Volcanoes Theme Chair for the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference. She is a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America.

Sidney Hemming is Professor and Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, USA. Her research focuses on understanding the provenance and processes recorded in the geochemistry of sediments and sedimentary rocks. She has a strong interest in tectonics and continental crust evolution questions on the longer time scale and has an active program of applying radiogenic isotopes for tracing the sources of sediments with the goal of understanding Quaternary climate changes and associated changes in winds, currents and glaciers. Geochronology is essential to her research and she is actively participating in projects to improve our ability to obtain reliable age estimates on events in Earth's history. She previously served on the Patterson Award Committee.


Director - Region 3

Naomi Harada is the deputy director of the Research and Development Center for Global change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and a professor at the National Institute of Polar Research. Her research began with paleoceanographic studies by using biomarkers (organic compounds) recorded in sediment cores to understand changes in the sea surface temperature, biological productivity, and intermediate-deep water ventilation over orbital and millennial time scales, mainly in the subarctic North Pacific including marginal seas (Okhotsk and Bering Seas). Her most recent work has focused on how climate change affects the biological and biogeochemical aspects of the eastern Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean. She contributed to the 2016 Goldschmidt Conference as a member of the Local Organizing Committee. She has served as co-chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic and Arctic Seas (ESSAS) Regional Programme of IMBeR, Scientific Steering Committee of the 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography (2019), and the Scientific Steering Committee of the 4th Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) International Workshop (2019).

Hisayoshi Yurimoto is a professor at the Department of Natural History, Hokkaido University (Japan) and is the current Head of the Astromaterials Science Research Group at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). His research develops novel instruments (SIMS and SNMS) to anatomize meteorites and extraterrestrial materials including returned samples by planetary exploration, and applies the isotopic approaches to understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system and planets. His past service to the Geochemical Society includes the Award Nomination Committee and chairing the Science Committee for the 2016 Goldschmidt Conference. He is a Geochemistry Fellow and a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society.