Geochemistry Fellows

About the Geochemistry Fellow Honor

In 1996, the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry established the honorary title of Geochemistry Fellow, to be bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Recipients of the Goldschmidt, Patterson, EAG Science Innovation, Treibs, and Urey Awards become Fellows automatically.

Scientific excellence is a core value of both the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry, and it is our privilege, by rewarding it, to take a leading role in its definition. In awarding Geochemistry Fellows, our societies believe it is important to recognize the broad spectrum of scientific achievements that advance geochemistry. Excellence should not be limited to major discoveries and ideas that change paradigms, and not solely evaluated on the basis of the number of papers published in high-impact journals; the nominee's h-index and previously obtained distinctions; nor the amount of funding acquired. Instead, we recognize that scientific eminence, achievement, and impact also includes contributions that create a dynamic environment essential for scientific progress. Examples of these include: improvements to infrastructure and techniques; capacity building-especially in developing countries or emerging disciplines; curation of sample collections and databases; exceptional editorial contributions; communication of the intrinsic excitement of our field to the general public; work with policy makers to ensure that their decisions are grounded in rigorous science; training the next generation of geochemists; and advancing ethics, inclusiveness, and social justice in science. By recognizing the full diversity of the geochemical community and its many varied contributions we hope to provide a wide range of examples that young scientists can strive to emulate.

Go to Make a Nomination for eligibility requirements. The deadline is Oct. 31 every year.

The Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry are pleased to announce the 2020 Geochemistry Fellows

Edouard Bard

Collège de France and CEREGE of Aix-en-Provence

Edouard Bard, for his wide-ranging contributions to geochronology, geochemistry, and paleoclimate, including radiocarbon calibration, the history of the carbon cycle, documenting sea surface temperature variability, measuring past sea level changes, establishing the history of solar activity contributions to climate change, and many activities in service to geochemistry.

Liane G. Benning

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Liane Benning, for long and varied contributions to our fundamental understanding of near surface geochemical processes including abiotic and biotic controls on mineral nucleation and growth, and the role of microbes on glacial melting and global climate. She has also played a major role in applying and developing novel nanoscale and spectroscopic tools to quantifying natural processes.

J. Kirk Cochran

Stony Brook University

Kirk Cochran, for his studies of natural radioactive and radiogenic isotopes. Using a very diverse set of isotopes to look at an extremely wide variety of environments, he has made major contributions to our knowledge of rates and processes in the open ocean from Antarctica to the tropics (sedimentation, particle scavenging, export fluxes), coastal bay and lagoon sediments (sedimentation, particle scavenging), groundwater (especially submarine discharge to the ocean), and biogeography (ammonite and nautilus growth rates, lifespans and habitats). He has tackled basic science questions and also environmental problems (metal and radionuclide contamination), and brought his scientific rigor to both areas. His clarity of thinking and ability to explain how the world works through his writing and lecturing is remarkable.

Christian France-Lanord

CRPG - CNRS-Université de Lorraine

Christian France-Lanord, for his work on the evolution of the Earth's climate through geological time and in particular the mechanisms by which mountain ranges consume CO2 from the atmosphere and cool down the planet. He managed to study both the current day erosion of the Himalayan Tibetan plateau and the sediments accumulated in the Bengal fan by developing of new isotopic tools. He trained a large number of students and formed some of the most talented geochemists of the youngest generation.

Baohua Gu

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Baohua Gu, for his seminal work on elucidating key molecular-scale mechanisms that govern biogeochemical cycling of contaminants, trace metals, and natural organic matter in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Sidney Hemming

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Sidney Hemming, for her groundbreaking, broad and continued scientific contributions to the fields of sedimentary geochemistry, geochronology, and palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate. She is one of the smartest (isotope) geochemists out there, an awesome mentor, and an inspiration to the many young scientists who have passed through her lab.

Trevor R. Ireland

Australian National University

Trevor Ireland, for highly significant contributions to isotopic chronology, utilizing both terrestrial and extraterrestrial zircons, to trace element geochemistry through microanalysis of zircon and meteoritic hibonite, and to cosmochemistry by revealing primordial isotopic heterogeneities in some of the solar system's first rocks and even in presolar stardust.

Andreas Kappler

University of Tübingen

Andreas Kappler, for being a prominent leader in understanding the biological iron cycle, in both modern and ancient environments. His skill set also extends to using novel technologies to advance our knowledge of the mechanisms underpinning metal-mineral-microbe interactions, specifically with regards to contamination and amelioration.

Syed Wajih A. Naqvi

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi

Syed Wajih A. Naqvi, for his great contributions to aquatic biogeochemistry and for his extensive services to the scientific community. His work has been critical for our present understanding of the biogeochemistry of both oceanic oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) and Indian freshwater systems, and for the roles of these aquatic systems as sources of greenhouse gasses.

Kevin Rosso

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kevin Rosso, for his genius in recognizing the behavior and function of the electronic band structure, band bending, and the potential charge gradient buildup in semiconducting minerals, and using these highly complex constructs to understand the growth/dissolution, adsorption/desorption, aggregation/disaggregation, and catalytic activity characteristics of these critical minerals in the presence of surrounding fluids and microorganisms.

Caroline Slomp

Utrecht University

Caroline Slomp, for her fundamental and lasting contributions to the integrated understanding of the marine biogeochemical phosphorus cycle in modern and ancient marine sediments, as a harbinger for an unusual number of big advances in marine biogeochemistry, and her extraordinary mentorship role in the community.

Naohiro Yoshida

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Naohiro Yoshida, for opening new avenues of research on the isotope biogeochemistry of light elements by introducing isotopomers and isotopologues with special reference to position specific isotope analysis, mass independent fractionation, and multiple isotope substitution. He also contributed toward establishing a cooperative framework between the Geochemical Society of Japan, GS, and EAG.

Fellows by Year

2020 Edouard Bard, Liane G. Benning, J. Kirk Cochran, Christian France-Lanord, Baohua Gu, Sidney Hemming, Trevor R. Ireland, Andreas Kappler, Syed Wajih A. Naqvi, Kevin Rossosi, Caroline Slomp, Naohiro Yoshida
2019 Nicolas Dauphas, Sylvie Derennet, Melinda Darby Dyar, Jean Jouzel, Cin-Ty A. Lee, Shuguang Li, Jack Middelburg, Eric Oelkersu, Daniela Rubatto, Yuji Sano, Barbara Sherwood Lollarp, William Shotyk, Mordechai Stein
2018 Jess Adkinssi, Michael A. Arthurg, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Robert J. Bodnar, Daniel Frost, Jérôme Gaillardet, Sigurður Reynir GíslasonP, George R. Helz, Janet G. Hering, Catherine Jeandel, Craig Manning, William S. Reeburgh, Niels Revsbech, Zachary Sharp, Susan Trumbore, Fu-Yuan Wu
2017 Thomas Bianchi, Catherine Chauvel, James Davis, Scott E. Fendorf, Steven L. Goldstein, Kai-Uwe Hinrichsp, Kimitaka Kawamura, Kurt O. Konhauser, Peter H. Santschi, Bo Thamdrupsi, Jon Woodhead, Yong-Fei Zheng
2016 Yemane Asmeron, Jon Blundysi, Bernard Bourdon, Elizabeth Canuel, Sun-Lin Chung, Carol Frost, Patrick Hatchert, Jochen Hoefs, Cong-Qiang Liu, Isabel Patricia Montañez, Jay Quade, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, Edward Young
2015 Ariel Anbar, Hai Cheng, Gert de Lange, Timothy Elliott, Monica M. Grady, Erik Hauri, Karen H. Johannessonp, Timothy W. Lyons, Kathryn L. Nagy, Eiji Ohtani, Holly Stein, Philippe Van Cappellensi
2014 Yuri Amelin, Robert AndersonP, Richard Arculus, Kenneth BrulandP, R. Lawrence EdwardsP, William F. FitzgeraldP, Shan Gao, Robert Hazen, Kei HiroseSI, Marc Hirschmann, Rebecca Lange, Stephen R. LarterT, George W. Luther IIIP, Bernard Marty, Hiroko Nagahara, Martin Palmer, Adina Paytan, Christopher ReddyP, Stefan SchoutenP, Daniel SigmanSI, Jeffrey P. SeveringhausP, William SundaP
2013 Vickie C. Bennett, Jérôme Chappellaz, John M. Eiler, Kenneth A. Farley, Yingwei Fei, Guillaume Fiquet, Kliti Grice, Peter B. Kelemen, Richard D. Pancost, Frank M. Richter, Hisayoshi Yurimoto
2012 Susan Brantley, James Farquhar, Andrew Gleadow, Timothy Grove, Bjørn Jamtveit, Hans Keppler, Lee Kump, Mark Kurz, Kevin McKeegan, Andrew Putnis
2011 Samuel Bowring, Zhenhao Duan, Steven Emerson, Katherine Freeman, J. Michael Moldowant, Terry Plank, David Rubie, Susan L. Svane Stipp, Dimitri Sverjensky, John W. Valley, and Dominique Weis
2010 Janne Blichert-Toft, Joel D. Blum, Daniele J. Cherniak, Patricia M. Dove, William F. McDonough, Scott M. McLennan, Rob Raiswell, F.J. Ryerson, William E. Seyfried, Jr., Steven B. Shirey, John Volkmant
2009 Georges Calas, Sumit Chakraborty, C. Page Chamberlain, Rod Ewing, Klaus Mezger, Kenneth E. Peterst, Sam Savin, Everett Shock, Jonathan Stebbins, Richard J. Walker
2008 Donald L. Sparks, Roberta L. Rudnick, William L. Griffin, Bjorn O. Mysen, James F. Kasting, Malcolm McCulloch, Martin Schoellt, Karen L. Von Damm
2007 Jill Banfield, Don Canfield, Marc Chaussidon, Jitendra Nath Goswami, T. Mark Harrison, Frank C. Hawthorne, Michael F. Hochella, Jr., Boaz Luz, Catherine McCammon, Judith A. McKenzie, Walter Michaelist, Hugh O'Neill, Robert O. Pepin, Mark Thiemens, David Vaughan, Arthur F. White
2006 William Casey, Bor-ming Jahn, Brian Popp, Jacques Schott, Bernd R.T. Simoneitt, Susan Solomong
2005 Nicholas T. Arndt, Stein B. Jacobsen, Jaap S. Sinninghe Damstet, Stuart G. Wakeham, Lynn M. Walter
2004 Cindy Lee, Stephen A. Macko, Bhamidipati L.K. Somayajulu
2003 Robert Aller, Richard Carlson, Marilyn Fogel, Seth Krishnaswami, John W. Morse, Herbert Palme, David Rickard, Roger E. Summonst
2002 David Des Marais, Archie Douglast, Michael Drake, Irving Friedman, Christopher Martens, Phil Meyers, Garrison Sposito, and John Wasson
2001 Alex Halliday, Chris Hawkesworth, Bill Jenkins, Bo Joergensen, John W. Smitht, Igor Tolstikhin, Rolland Wollast
2000 Harry Elderfield, Gunter Faure, Fred A. Frey, Gilbert Hanson, Frank J. Millero, Francois M. Morel, Minoru Ozima, Douglas Rumble II, Terry M. Seward, G. Alan Zindler
1999 Hubert L. Barnes, James L. Bischoffg, Gordon E. Brown, C. Wayne Burnham, William S. Fyfe, Nobumichi Shimizu
1998 Thomas J. Ahrens, Francis Albarède, Michael L. Bender, Edward A. Boyle, Eric M. Galimov, John I. Hedges, Miriam Kastner, Yehoshua Kolodny, Charles H. Langmuir, Antonio C. Lasaga, James R. O'Neil, George Parks, Jan Veizer, David Walker, E. Bruce Watson, Bernard J. Wood, Ernst Zinner
1997 Philip Abelson, Jan Bottinga, Ian Carmichael, Donald J. DePaolo, Bruno J. Giletti, Tom Krogh, Ikuo Kushiro, Devendra Lalg, Gunter W. Lugmair, Fred T. Mackenzie, Alexandra Navrotsky, Michael O'Hara, Keith O'Nions, Denis M. Shaw, Edward M. Stolper, James C. G. Walker, George W. Wetherill, Derek York
1996 William Compston, Willi Dansgaard, John Edmond, John M. Hayes, Albrecht W. Hofmanng, Marc Javoy, Ho-Kwang Mao, Stephen Moorbath, Patrick L. Parkert, John Reynolds, Jean-Guy Schilling, Nicholas Shackleton, Werner Stumm, Mitsunobu Tatsumoto, George Tilton, Grenville Turner, Heinrich Wänke, William White, Pierre Albrechtt, Claude Allegreg, Edward Andersg, Robert A. Bernerg, Wallace S. Broeckergu, Robert N. Claytongu, Harmon Craigg, Geoffrey Eglintont, Samuel Epsteingu, Hans P. Eugsterg, Robert M. Garrelsg, Paul W. Gastg, Samuel S. Goldichg, Stanley R. Hartg, Harold C. Helgesong, T.C. Hoeringt, Heinrich D. Hollandg, John M. Huntt, Isaac (Ian) R. Kaplant, Konrad B. Krauskopfg, Keith A. Kvenvoldent, Jan W. de Leeuwt, James R. Maxwellt, Alfred O.C. Nierg, Hans Oeschgeru, Clair C. Pattersong, G.T. (Ted) Philippit, A.E. (Ted) Ringwoodg, Wolfgang K. Seifertt, Hans E. Suessg, Hugh P. Taylor, Jr.u, S. Ross Taylorg, James B. Thompson, Jr.g, Bernard Tissott, Karl K. Turekiang, Harold C. Ureyg, Gerald J. Wasserburgg, Dietrich H. Weltet

g Fellow by Goldschmidt Medal
p Fellow by Patterson Medal
si Fellow by Science Innovation Medal
t Fellow by Treibs Medal
u Fellow by Urey Medal

Fellows by Last Name


Philip Abelson
Jess Adkins
Thomas Ahrens
Francis Albarede
Pierre Albrecht
Claude Allegre
Robert Aller
Yuri Amelin
Ariel Anbar
Edward Anders
Robert F. Anderson
Richard Arculus
Nicholas Arndt
Michael A. Arthur
Yemane Asmeron

Jill Banfield
Edouard Bard

Hubert Barnes
Miryam Bar-Matthews
Michael Bender
Victoria Bennett
Liane G. Benning

Robert Berner
Thomas Bianchi
James Bischoff
Janne Blichert-Toft
Joel Blum
Jon Blundy
Robert J. Bodnar

Jan Bottinga
Bernard Bourdon
Samuel Bowring
Edward Boyle
Susan Brantley
Wallace S. Broecker
Gordon Brown
Kenneth Bruland
C. Wayne Burnham

Georges Calas
Don Canfield
Elizabeth Canuel
Richard Carlson
Ian Carmichael
William Casey
Sumit Chakraborty
C. Page Chamberlain
Jérôme Chappellaz
Marc Chaussidon
Catherine Chauvel
Hai Cheng
Daniele J. Cherniak
Sun-Lin Chung
Robert Clayton
J. Kirk Cochran

William Compston
Harmon Craig
Willi Dansgaard
James Davis
Nicolas Dauphas
Gert de Lange
Jan W. de Leeuw
Sylvie Derenne
Donald DePaolo

David Des Marais
Archie Douglas
Patricia M. Dove
Michael Drake
Zhenhao Duan
Melinda Darby Dyar
John Edmond
R. Lawrence Edwards
Geoffrey Eglinton
John M. Eiler
Harry Elderfield
Timothy Elliott
Steven Emerson
Samuel Epstein
Hans P. Eugster
Rod Ewing
Kenneth A. Farley
James Farquhar
Gunter Faure
Yingwei Fei
Scott E. Fendorf
Guillaume Fiquet
William F. Fitzgerald
Marilyn Fogel
Christian France-Lanord
Katherine Freeman
Fred Frey
Irving Friedman
Carol Frost
Daniel Frost
William S. Fyfe
Jérôme Gaillardet
Eric M. Galimov
Shan Gao
Robert M. Garrels
Paul W. Gast
Bruno J. Giletti
Sigurður Reynir Gíslason
Andrew Gleadow
Samuel Goldich
Steven L. Goldstein
Jitendra Nath Goswami
Monica M. Grady
Kliti Grice
William L. Griffin
Timothy L. Grove
Baohua Gu
Alex Halliday
Gilbert Hanson
T. Mark Harrison
Stanley R. Hart
Patrick Hatchert
Erik Hauri
Chris Hawkesworth
Frank C. Hawthorne
John M. Hayes
Robert Hazen
John I. Hedges
Harold C. Helgeson
George R. Helz
Sidney Hemming

Janet G. Hering
Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
Kei Hirose
Marc Hirschmann
Michael F. Hochella, Jr.
Jochen Hoefs
T. C. Hoering
Albrecth W. Hofmann
Heinrich D. Holland
John M. Hunt
Trevor R. Ireland
Stein B. Jacobsen

Bor-ming Jahn
Bjørn Jamtveit
Marc Javoy
Catherine Jeandel
Bill Jenkins
Bo Joergensen
Karen H. Johannesson
Jean Jouzel
Isaac (Ian) R. Kaplan
Andreas Kappler
James F. Kasting

Miriam Kastner
Kimitaka Kawamura
Peter B. Kelemen
Hans Keppler
Yehoshua Kolodny
Kurt O. Konhauser
Konrad B. Krauskopf
Seth Krishnaswami
Tom Krogh
Lee R. Kump
Mark D. Kurz
Ikuo Kushiro
Keith A. Kvenvolden
Devendra Lal
Rebecca Lange
Charles H. Langmuir
Stephen R. Larter
Antonio C. Lasaga
Cindy Lee
Cin-Ty A. Lee
Shuguang Li

Cong-Qiang Liu
Gunter W. Lugmair
George W. Luther, III
Boaz Luz
Timothy W. Lyons
Fred T. Mackenzie
Stephen A. Macko
Craig Manning
Ho-Kwang Mao
Chris Martens
Bernard Marty
James R. Mawell
Catherine McCammon
Malcolm McCullogh
Kevin McKeegan
Judith A. McKenzie
William F. McDonough
Scott M. McLennan
Phil Meyers
Klaus Mezger
Walter Michaelis
Jack Middelburg

Frank J. Millero
J.Michael Moldowan
Isabel Patricia Montañez
Stephen Moorbath
François M. Morel
John W. Morse
Bjorn O. Mysen
NOP - QRSa - SiSj - Sz
Hiroko Nagahara
Kathryn L. Nagy
Syed Wajih A. Naqvi

Alexandra Navrotsky
Alfred O.C. Nier
Michael O'Hara
James R. O'Neil
Hugh O'Neill
Keith O'Nions
Eric Oelkers

Hans Oeschger
Eiji Ohtani
Minoru Ozima
Herbert Palme
Martin Palmer
Richard D. Pancost
Patrick L. Parker
George Parks
Clair C. Patterson
Adina Paytan
Robert O. Pepin
Kenneth E. Peters
G.T. (Ted) Philippi
Terry Plank
Brian Popp
Andrew Putnis
Jay Quade
Rob Raiswell
Christopher Reddy
William S. Reeburgh
Niels Revsbech
John Reynolds
Pascal Richet
Frank M. Richter
David Rickard
A.E. (Ted) Ringwood
Kevin Rosso

Daniela Rubatto
David Rubie

Roberta L. Rudnick
Douglas Rumble II
F.J. (Rick) Ryerson 
Yuji Sano
Peter H. Santschi

Sam Savin
Jean-Guy Schilling
Martin Schoell
Jacques Schott
Stefan Schouten
Jeffrey P. Severinghaus
Terry M. Seward
Wolfgang K. Seifert
William E. Seyfried, Jr.
Nicolas Shackleton
Zachary Sharp
Denis M. Shaw
Barbara Sherwood Lollar
Nobumichi Shimizu

Steven B. Shirey
Everett Shock
William Shotyk

Daniel Sigman
Jaap S. Sinninghe Damste
Bernd R.T. Simoneit
Caroline Slomp
John W. Smith
Susan Solomon
Bhamidipati L.K. Somayajulu
Donald L. Sparks
Garrison Sposito
Jonathan Stebbins
Holly Stein
Mordechai Stein

Susan L.S. Stipp
Edward M. Stolper
Werner Stumm
Hans E. Suess
Roger E. Summons
William Sunda
Dimitri Sverjensky
Mitsunobu Tatsumoto
Hugh Taylor, Jr.
S. Ross Taylor
Bo Thamdrup
Mark Thiemens
James B. Thompson, Jr.
George Tilton
Bernard Tissot
Igor Tolstikhin
Susan Trumbore
Karl K. Turekian
Grenville Turner
Harold C. Urey John W. Valley
Philippe Van Cappellan
David Vaughan
Jan Veizer
John Volkman
Friedhelm von Blanckenburg
Karen L. Von Damm
Stuart G. Wakeham
David Walker
James C.G. Walker
Richard J. Walker
Lynn M. Walter
Heinrich Wanke
Gerald J. Wasserburg
John Wasson
E. Bruce Watson
Dominique Weis
Dietrich H. Welte
George W. Wetherill
Arthur F. White
William White
Rolland Wollast
Bernard J. Wood
Jon Woodhead
Fu-Yuan Wu
Derek York
Naohiro Yoshida

Edward Young
Hisayoshi Yurimoto
Yong-Fei Zheng
G. Alan Zindler
Ernst Zinner