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 encompass sustained and proven 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 of long-term scientific significance;
  • 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.

The societies will accept nominations for the 2022 Fellows from September 1-October 31, 2021.


The Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry are pleased to announce the 2021 Geochemistry Fellows

Sachiko Amari

Washington University in St. Louis (USA)

Sachiko Amari has made groundbreaking and fundamental contributions to cosmochemistry, especially to the study of carbonaceous presolar grains and noble gases in meteorites. Her work has provided key new insights into the stellar nuclear processes responsible for the synthesis of the chemical elements and into the still mysterious nature of the primary carrier of noble gases in the earliest building blocks of planets.

Wei-Jun Cai

University of Delaware (USA)

Wei-Jun Cai is recognized for his contributions to our understanding of marine biogeochemical processes. He has demonstrated how CO2 uptake from the atmosphere, coastal eutrophication, organic acids, and redox reactions in estuaries, as well as warming and sea-ice loss in the Arctic Ocean have altered marine carbonate chemistry and accelerated coastal and ocean acidification.

Thure E. Cerling

University of Utah (USA)

Thure E. Cerling is recognized for contributions in the field of isotope geochemistry and climatology, having created the sub-discipline of reconstructing past environments using stable isotopes of soil carbonates. He pioneered studies in the isotope physiology and diets of mammals, of novel metrics for shade and soil temperature, and he has developed quantitative models that have shaped the field for generations of scholars.

Fabrice Gaillard

Institute of Earth Sciences at Orléans (France)

Fabrice Gaillard is recognized for his pioneering achievements and contribution to shaping experimental physics of melt, as a prominent tool for describing and understanding the evolution of major Earth and planets reservoirs. More specifically, for his creative and impactful research on electrical conductivity, redox and volatile in magmas.

Janet M. Hergt

University of Melbourne (Australia)

Janet M. Hergt has developed and applied multi-system geochemical techniques to address longstanding problems relating to the origin of magmas in different geodynamic settings. She has also provided outstanding leadership in her discipline, is a highly respected mentor to early career researchers, and a powerful role model for women in science.

Fumio Inagaki

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (Japan)

Fumio Inagaki is recognized for his contributions to our understanding of the geobiology and geochemistry of the deep microbial biosphere and for his leadership and service, which have fostered rich, interdisciplinary collaborations and promoted substantial growth of the international deep-biosphere community.

Jan Kramers

University of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Jan Kramers is recognized for his fundamental contributions to high and low temperature isotope geochemistry that provided new insights into processes governing Earth's differentiation and chemical evolution. He developed and established analytical methods and facilities that enabled a deeper understanding of Earth's dynamical chemical differentiation in time and space, and educated a successful generation of geochemists.

Wendy Li-Wen Mao

Stanford University (USA)

Wendy Mao has made major contributions to our understanding of minerals under extreme lower mantle and core conditions, including the post-perovskite phase; physical properties of Earth's core and formation mechanism; and the geochemistry of carbon in Earth's mantle, including new structural forms of graphite and carbonate minerals.

Graham Pearson

University of Alberta (Canada)

Graham Pearson is recognized for outstanding contributions to geochemistry and petrology over decades as the leading expert on the age, origin and evolution of the continental upper mantle.

Simon Poulton

University of Leeds (UK)

Simon Poulton has made key contributions to refining the early history of the earth, especially that of the atmosphere and the oceans in deep time. He has notably used a carefully calibrated set of elemental and isotopic proxies that have been widely used by the geochemical community.

Alexander Sobolev

University Grenoble Alpes (France) and Russian Academy of Science

Alexander Sobolev has made ground-breaking studies of magmatic melt inclusions and phenocrysts to demonstrate the unexpectedly large range of primary compositions of mantle-derived melts and for revealing the lithologies and nature of their sources.

Marta E. Torres

Oregon State University (USA)

Marta E. Torres is recognized for her pioneering research and leadership in geochemistry of fluid-rock reactions in marine sediment which profoundly contributed to advancement of a broad range of topics that include carbon cycling, authigenic mineral formation, the deep biosphere and seismogenesis.

Aradhna Tripati


Aradhna Tripati is recognized for fundamental contributions to carbonate clumped isotope geochemistry including equilibrium and kinetic isotope fractionations, development as a paleoceanographic proxy through pioneering work on foraminifera, applications to paleoclimate, mentorship, and contributions to diversity including with the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science and service to the geochemistry and geosciences communities.

Simon Turner

Macquarie University (Australia)

Simon Turner has made key contributions to our understanding of magmatism using U-series combined with petrology and geochronology, to constrain the timescales and sources of arc volcanism.

Meenakshi Wadhwa

Arizona State University (USA)

Meenakshi Wadhwa has made major contributions in cosmochemistry and geochemistry, primarily in solar system chronology and trace element geochemistry to understand the evolutionary history of a variety of solar system bodies. Prof. Wadhwa has made ground-breaking technique advances that have changed the way that high-precision isotopic measurements of planetary materials are made.

Martin Whitehouse

Swedish Museum of Natural History

Martin Whitehouse is recognized for his leadership in secondary ion microscopy applied to a wide range of mineral geochemical questions and for his contributions to Earth history as well as to lunar chronology and Martian meteorites. Through his long-term vision and inexhaustible energy, he has kept the Stockholm SIMS facility at the technological forefront, selflessly supporting the work of numerous visiting scientists, as well as being an exemplary mentor of his own students and postdocs.

Fellows by Year

2021 Sachiko AmariU, Wei-Jun Cai, Thure Cerling, Fabrice GaillardSI, Janet Hergt, Fumio Inagaki, Jan Kramers, Wendy Li-Wen Mao, Graham Pearson, Simon Poulton, Alexander Sobolev, Marta E. Torres, Aradhna Tripati, Simon Turner, Meenakshi Wadhwa, Martin Whitehouse
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
Sachiko Amari
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

Wei-Jun Cai
Georges Calas

Don Canfield
Elizabeth Canuel
Richard Carlson
Ian Carmichael
William Casey
Thure E. Cerling

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
Fabrice Gaillard
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 Hatcher
Erik Hauri
Chris Hawkesworth
Frank C. Hawthorne
John M. Hayes
Robert Hazen
John I. Hedges
Harold C. Helgeson
George R. Helz
Sidney Hemming
Janet M. Hergt

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
Fumio Inagaki
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
Jan Kramers

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
Wendy Li-Wen Mao

Chris Martens
Bernard Marty
James R. Maxwell
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
Graham Pearson

Robert O. Pepin
Kenneth E. Peters
G.T. (Ted) Philippi
Terry Plank
Brian Popp
Simon Poulton

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
Alexander Sobolev

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
Marta E. Torres
Aradhna Tripati

Susan Trumbore
Karl K. Turekian
Grenville Turner
Simon Turner
Harold C. Urey John W. Valley
Philippe Van Cappellan
David Vaughan
Jan Veizer
John Volkman
Friedhelm von Blanckenburg
Karen L. Von Damm
Meenakshi Wadhwa
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
Martin Whitehouse

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