January 21, 2020
Naohiro Yoshida, Professor of Geochemistry and Principal Investigator of Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), has been named the 2020 recipient of the Clair C. Patterson Award. The Patterson Award recognizes an innovative breakthrough of fundamental significance in environmental geochemistry, particularly in service of society, consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a short series of papers published within the last decade. Prof. Yoshida is recognized for development and application of isotopomeric isotope measurements for biogeochemical studies of oceans, atmospheres, and bio-element cycling. He has developed many new techniques and has been a leader in developing global collaborations on environmental measurements. The award will be formally presented at the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference in Honolulu this June.