Jon Blundy, University of Bristol, UK
Jon Blundy is Professor of Petrology in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, England. Jon came to Bristol in 1989 after completing a BA in Geology at University of Oxford (1983) and a PhD at University of Cambridge (1989), where he worked on the Adamello Batholith in the Italian Alps under the supervision of Steve Sparks. Read more
The 2016 EAG Science Innovation Award was named in honor of Ted Ringwood for his work in petrology and mineral physics.
About the EAG Science Innovation Award
The EAG Science Innovation Award recognizes 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 EAG Science Innovation Award is bestowed annually to a scientist within 30 years from the start of PhD, which must be completed. Eligibility is determined by the status of the candidate at the close of the year in which nominations are received and not the year the award is presented; hence, for the 2017 Science Innovation Award, candidates should have started their PhD in 1986 at the earliest.
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
- 2015 Philippe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo, Canada
- 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