F. Earl Ingerson Lecture

About the Lecture

F. Earl Ingerson was a founder and the first president of the Geochemical Society. He also helped establish Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta and served on its first editorial board. The Ingerson Lecture is named in his honor, and is awarded annually.

Nominations for the 2024 Ingerson Lecture, which will be presented at the Goldschmidt Conference in Chicago, are open for any topic within geochemistry that will have broad appeal to Goldschmidt attendees. In addition to having a strong research profile and being an excellent speaker, it is desirable that the nominee have a history of service to the geochemistry community, following the example of Earl Ingerson. Special consideration will be given to nominees who have not previously received society recognition in the form of awards, medals, or named lectures. The lecturer will receive waived registration and abstract fees for the conference.

Nominations remain active for three years. Anyone, except members of the GS Board (which selects the lecturer), may submit a nomination.

Nomination requirements:

  • Nominee's CV (up to 4 pages)
  • List of recent presentations and link to webpage, if available
  • A recommendation letter from the nominator (up to 2 pages); the letter should address the nominee's capacity to deliver an engaging lecture.

The nomination deadline for the next lecture is January 10, 2024.

Past Ingerson Lectures

2024 Fang-Zhen Teng Potassium isotope geochemistry
2023 Maitrayee Bose Exploring Volatiles in Chondritic Materials
2022 Alan Brandon Neodymium in the Earth
2021 Gabriel Filippelli Applying Geochemistry to Improve Health and Fight Environmental Injustice
2020 Christian France-Lanord The Carbon Budget of the Himalayan Orogeny from Source to Sink
2019 Holly Stein Bend Me, Shape Me, Molybdenite: Spokes on the Crustal Re-Os Wheel
2018 Yuichiro Ueno Carbon Monoxide as a Key to Understand Early Mars and Earth
2017 Karim Benzerara Cyanobacterial Intracellular Carbonatogenesis: Phylogenetic Distribution, Mechanisms and Environmental Implications
2016 Tim Lyons A decade of progress in studies of trace metals in the early oceans
2015 Gregory J. Retallack Archean (3.35 GA) Life on Land in Western Australia
2014 Robert M. Hazen Chance and necessity in the mineral evolution of terrestrial planets (PDF)
2013 Rebecca Lange The origin of highly evolved, voluminous rhyolites by progressive, multiple episodes of partial melting: The resolution of some paradoxes (PDF)
2012 Isabel Montanez Modern soil system constraints on reconstructing deep-time atmospheric CO2: A new view of phanerozoic PCO(PDF)
2011 Not awarded  
2010 Patricia Dove Deciphering carbonates through the lens of multiple pathways to mineral formation
2009 W. Berry Lyons Riverine Geochemistry and Chemical Weathering and Carbon Fluxes Across Panama
2008 John Morse Nanoscale Insights into the Mechanisms Responsible for the Strange Kinetic and Solubility Behavior of Aragonite in Seawater
2007 Terry Plank Squeezing Water from a Stone (Water in Arc Magmas)
2006 Robert Aller Tropical deltaic systems as unsteady diagenetic reactors, global C incinerators, and reverse weathering centers
2005 Adina Paytan A New Look Into the Marine Phosphorus Cycle
2004 Roberta L. Rudnick Geochemical Probing of Continental Dynamics
2003 Emily M. Klein Geochemical Variability of Ocean Ridge Basalts and Constraints on Mantle and Crust Melt Distribution
2002 Susan L. Brantley Eating and Breathing at the Water-Rock Interface
2001 Miriam Kastner Methane Hydrates Characterization and Role in Past and Future Climate Change
2000 Lynn M. Walter Carbon Cycling in Earth's Surface Reservoirs; Perspectives from Field Scale Studies
1999 David Walker Core Participation in Mantle Geochemistry
1998 Susan W. Kieffer Geochemical Dependence of Physical Processes During the Impact at Chicxulub Yucatan
1997 Akimasa Masuda Progress Expected in REE Geochemistry
1996 Edward M. Stolper Adiabatic Melting of the Mantle
1994 John Hayes Process-oriented biogeochemical reconstructions made possible by molecular-isotopic studies
1992 H.C. Helgeson Organobiohydrothermal geochemistry: What is it, who needs it, and why?
1990 R.K. O'Nions Fluids in the formation and evolution of the continental crust
1988 A.E. Ringwood