Philippe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Philippe Van Cappellen joined the University of Waterloo as Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology on June 1, 2011. He was previously the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Global Environmental Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, and a Professor of Geochemistry at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Van Cappellen obtained his undergraduate degree in earth sciences from the Free University of Brussels and his PhD in geochemistry from Yale University, where he worked under the supervision of Bob Berner.
Van Cappellen’s research covers a broad range of areas in geochemistry, from mineral-water interactions to global biogeochemical cycles. His current interests focus on nutrient dynamics in watersheds, anthropogenic modifications of river networks, groundwater-surface water exchanges, multi-scale reactive transport modeling, and the economic valuation of ecosystem services.
The 2015 EAG Science Innovation Award was named in honor of Werner Stumm for his work in low temperature and surface geochemistry.
About the EAG Science Innovation Award
The EAG Science Innovation Award is bestowed upon scientists who have recently made a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry. The geochemical research must be highly original and contribute in a significant fashion to our understanding of the natural behaviour of the Earth or planets. Such a contribution must be in the form of a widely recognized important piece of innovative scientific research published in a peer-reviewed journal. The recipient must be between 35 and 55 years old.
The award is presented annually at the Goldschmidt Conference. The award consists of an engraved medal, an honorarium (1000 Euros), a certificate and inclusion as a Geochemical Fellow.
The EAG Science Innovation Award is bestowed annually but the subject area differs from year to year, according to the following five-year cycle:
Medal honoring his work in climatology
|Samuel Epstein Medal honoring his work in isotope geochemistry||Werner Stumm Medal honoring his work in low temperature and surface geochemistry||Ted Ringwood Medal honoring his work in petrology and mineral physics||Heinz Lowenstam Medal honoring his work in biogeochemistry|
Former recipients of the Science Innovation Award
- 2014 James Farquhar, University of Maryland, USA
- 2013 Jérôme Chappellaz, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
- 2012 Katherine Freeman, PennState University, USA and Daniel Sigman, Princeton University, USA – Heinz Lowenstam Medal
- 2011 Kei Hirose, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan – Ted Ringwood Medal
- 2010 William H. Casey, UC Davis, USA – Werner Stumm Medal
- 2009 John M. Eiler, Caltech, USA – Samuel Epstein Medal
- 2008 R. Lawrence Edwards, University of Minnesota, USA – Shackleton Medal