Houtermans Award

Recipient of the 2015 Houtermans Award:

Caroline L. Peacock

Caroline L. Peacock is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, UK.

Caroline is originally from London, UK and holds a Bachelor of Science Honours and a PhD degree from the University of Bristol, UK. After graduating her PhD in 2005, Caroline did a short post-doc at the University of Bristol before becoming a lecturer in geochemistry in the School of Earth and Ocean Science at the University of Southampton, UK in 2006. In 2009 Caroline moved to the University of Leeds as a lecturer in biogeochemistry, and became an associate professor of biogeochemistry in 2013. Caroline’s research focuses on the biogeochemistry of metals in terrestrial and marine environments, with particular focus on the molecular-level processes that govern the distribution of metals between soils, sediments and natural waters. These processes ultimately control the abundance of metals in both modern and ancient environments, and are therefore key to understanding metal cycling on both a local and global scale. Caroline uses a combination of laboratory experiments, advanced synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques and geochemical modeling to achieve her research goals.

You can find additional information about Caroline and her research group on her website http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/~earclpe/

Make a nomination for the Houtermans Award 2016 before 15 November 2015.

About the Houtermans Award

The Houtermans award is bestowed annually to a scientist no more than 35 years of age or within 6 years of their PhD for a single exceptional contribution to geochemistry, published as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic. It is named in honor of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, a Dutch-Austrian-German physicist.

The award is presented annually at the Goldschmidt Conference. The award consists of an engraved medal, an honorarium (1000 Euros) and a certificate.

Former recipients of the Houtermans Award

Comments are closed.