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The EAG operates thanks to the volunteers who serve on the various committees. A list of past committee members can be found in the EAG Personnel Archive.

2024 Council Nominations Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Raúl Fonseca
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Sophie Opfergelt
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
University of Louvain, Belgium
Mihály Pósfai
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
University of Pannonia, Hungary
Zsófia Ruszkiczay-Rüdiger
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungary
Johanna Marin Carbonne
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Université de Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
Inês Pereira
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Role of the Nominations Committee:

Recommend candidates for all officer and non-officer positions envisioned to become vacant the following year.

2024 Training and Outreach Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Sebastiaan van de Velde
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Silvia Volante
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Benjamin Fosu
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
Geological Survey of Canada
Marion Louvel
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
ISTO, CNRS, Orleans, France
Dina Cabrita
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Paolo Sossi
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Zhen Wang
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Monash University, Australia
Role of the Training & Outreach Committee:
  • Student Sponsorship and Early Career Science Ambassador programs: review applications received for those programs and decide whether to grant sponsorship/ambassadorship.
  • Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program: review applications received for this program and decide which event(s) should be selected for sponsorship.
  • Distinguished Lecture Program and EAG-GS Outreach Program: recommend lecturers and assist the EAG Office where necessary.
  • Upcoming conferences: provide a regularly updated list of all future meetings of potential interest to geochemists for the EAG conference calendar webpage.

2024 Communications Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Ichiko Sugiyama
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Antonio Caracausi
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
Joana Cardoso Fernandes
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
University of Porto, Portugal
Thaïs Couasnon
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Silke Merchel
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
University of Vienna, Austria
Piyal Halder
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, India
Role of the Communications Committee:
  • Elements: provide or solicit contributions for EAG pages in Elements Magazine.
  • Blog and Social Media: solicit contributions for the EAG Blog and suggest geochemistry related news for social media.
  • Newsletter: provide geochemistry related articles highlighted by the media for the section ‘Geochemistry making the news’ in the EAG newsletter.
  • EAG Forum: contribute to developing content for the forum and promote it in the community.
  • Visibility: seek to promote EAG, its activities as well as the communication of geochemistry.

2024 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Name Affiliation
Co-Chair: Pallavi Anand
Term: 01/2021 – 12/2025
Open University, UK
Co-Chair: Pieter Bots
Term: 01/2021 – 12/2026
Concrete4Change, UK
Ernest Chi Fru
Term: 01/2021 – 12/2026
Cardiff University, UK
Mary Immaculate Neh Fru
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
University of Buea, Cameroon
Jonatan Romero Matos
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
University of Huelva, Spain
Carla Tiraboschi
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
University of Münster, Germany
Sri Budhi Utami
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
Université de Liège, Belgium
Qasid Ahmad
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
CRPG Nancy, France
Sudhir Bhadra
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Indian Institute of Science, India
Christophe Thomazo
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
University of Bourgogne, France
Role of the DEI Committee:

Working collaboratively, the EAG and Geochemical Society DEI committees discuss, formulate, and enact changes to enhance diversity, inclusivity, and equity across varied Society activities. For example, by providing guidance advocating for an inclusive and accessible annual Goldschmidt conference, and suggesting ways to improve Award procedures. Recommendations by the DEI committees are reviewed by the EAG Council and the GS Board.

Additionally, the EAG DEI committee supports a Twitter account (@EAG_DEI) and provides DEI-related contributions to the EAG Blog. The committee also led the first Global Geochemistry Community Survey, in 2022.

The EAG DEI Committee is composed of two Co-Chairs, one of which is a serving member of EAG Council, and further representatives from among EAG members. The Committee also has representatives on several other EAG Committees, including the Council Nominations Committee, Awards Nominations Committee, Ethics Committee, and EAG Strategy Working Group. This representation raises the profile of DEI concerns across the spectrum of EAG activities.

2024 Ethics Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Catherine Chauvel IPGP, France
Pallavi Anand Open University, UK
Daniel Frost University of Bayreuth, Germany
Derek Vance
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Role of the Ethics Committee:

The Ethics Committee is responsible for administrating matters arising that are related to the content of EAG’s Code of Ethics as well as handling any issues or incidents reported to the committee. An incident can be reported (anonymously or not) via this form, or you can contact the committee directly at ethics@eag.eu.com.

Goldschmidt2025 Organizing and Science Committees

Organizing Committee

Name and role Affiliation
Martin Whitehouse
Co-Convenor, Organizing & Science Committee co-Chair
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden
Karen Hudson-Edwards
Co-Convenor, Organizing & Science Committee co-Chair
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Dan Frost
Co-Convenor and EAG President (in 2025)
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Tomáš Magna
Local Organizing Committee Chair
Czech Geological Survey, Czech Republic
Marie-Aude Hulshoff
Chief Operating Officer
European Association of Geochemistry
Alice Williams
Science Program Manager
European Association of Geochemistry

Early Career Program 

Name and role Affiliation
Baptiste Debret
Early Career Program Coordinator
IPGP, France
David Neave
Early Career Program Coordinator
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Paolo Sossi
Early Career Program Coordinator
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Science Committee

Name and role Affiliation
Martin Whitehouse
Co-Convenor, Organizing & Science Committee co-Chair
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden
Karen Hudson-Edwards
Co-Convenor, Organizing & Science Committee co-Chair
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Rizlan Bernier-Latmani
Science Committee Member
EPFL, Switzerland
Damien Daval
Science Committee Member
CNRS – Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Bruno Dhuime
Science Committee Member
University of Montpellier, France
Kathryn Goodenough
Science Committee Member
British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Karen Johannesson
Science Committee Member
University of Massachusetts, USA
Philip Pogge von Strandmann
Science Committee Member
University of Mainz, Germany
Chrystèle Sanloup
Science Committee Member
Sorbonne Université / UPMC / IMPMC, France
Meenakshi Wadhwa
Science Committee Member
Arizona State University, USA

 

2024 Award Nominations Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Kate Kiseeva
Term: 01/2019 – 12/2024
University College Cork, Ireland
Istvan Kovacs
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
Institute of Earth Physics and Space Science, Budapest, Hungary
Carlos Rocha
Term: 01/2022 – 12/2024
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Sæmundur Halldórsson
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
University of Iceland, Iceland
Ambre Luguet
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
University of Bonn, Germany
Raúl Fonseca
Term: 01/2023 – 12/2025
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Julie Prytulak
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Durham University, UK
Feifei Zhang
Term: 01/2024 – 12/2026
Nanjing University, China
About the Award Nominations Committee

The role of the Award Nominations Committee is to identify candidates and solicit nominations for all the EAG Awards and Geochemistry Fellows.

2024 H.C. Urey Award Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Daniel Frost
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2025
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Christian France-Lanord
Term: 07/2021 – 06/2024
CRPG Nancy, France
Sue Brantley
Term: 07/2021 – 06/2024
Penn State University, USA
Vanessa Hatje
Term: 07/2022 – 06/2025
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Tomohiro Usui
Term: 07/2022 – 06/2025
ISAS, JAXA, Japan
Marie Edmonds
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2026
University of Cambridge, UK
About the H.C. Urey Award

The H.C. Urey Award is presented annually, at the Goldschmidt conference, for outstanding contributions advancing geochemistry over a career.

It is named in honor of Harold Clayton Urey, an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 and later led him to theories of planetary evolution.

The H.C. Urey Award Committee is chaired by the EAG Vice-President.

2024 Science Innovation Award Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Bernard Marty
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2024
CRPG University of Lorraine, France
Francis Albarède
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2024
ENS Lyon, France
Catherine Jeandel
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2024
CNRS Toulouse University, France
Anat Shahar
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2024
Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
Holly Stein
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2024
AIRIE Program, USA and and University of Oslo, Norway
Richard Walker
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2024
University of Maryland, USA
About the Science Innnovation Award

The Science Innnovation 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 2024 Science Innovation Award, candidates should have started their PhD in 1993 at the earliest.

The subject area differs from year to year therefore the Science Innovation Award Committee is renewed every year.

2024 F.G. Houtermans Award Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Derek Vance
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2025
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Olivier Namur
Term: 07/2021 – 06/2024
University of Leuven, Belgium
Lenny Winkel
Term: 07/2021 – 06/2024
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Maud Boyet
Term: 07/2022 – 06/2025
University Clermont-Auvergne, France
Itay Halevy
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2026
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Julie Prytulak
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2026
Durham University, UK
F.G. Houtermans Award

The Houtermans award is bestowed annually to a scientist within 12 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.

It is named in honor of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, a Dutch-Austrian-German physicist.

The Houtermans Award Committee is chaired by the EAG Past President.

2024 Geochemistry Fellows Award Committee

Name Affiliation
Chair: Holly Stein
Term: 07/2021 – 06/2024
AIRIE Program, USA and and University of Oslo, Norway
Wendy Mao
Term: 07/2021 – 06/2024
University of Stanford, USA
Xiang-dong Li
Term: 07/2022 – 06/2025
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Wajih Naqvi
Term: 07/2022 – 06/2025
Indian Institute of Technology, India
Sachiko Amari
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2026
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
John Valley
Term: 07/2023 – 06/2026
University of Wisconsin, USA
Catherine Chauvel
EAG President
IPGP, France
Sumit Chakraborty
GS President
Ruhr Universität at Bochum, Germany
About the Geochemistry Fellows

In 1996, the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry established the honorary title of Geochemistry Fellow, to be bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Recipients of the Urey, Goldschmidt, Treibs, Patterson and Science Innovation Awards become Fellows automatically.

EAG Strategy Working Group

Name Affiliation
Chair: Dan Frost University of Bayreuth, Germany
Liane G. Benning German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ, Germany
Maud Boyet University of Clermont-Ferrand, France
Catherine Chauvel Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
Kate Kiseeva University College Cork, Ireland
Johanna Marin Carbonne University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Olivier Namur University of Leuven, Belgium
Derek Vance ETH Zürich, Switzerland
About the EAG Strategy Working Group

The role of this Working Group is to think of possible future initiatives for the society, evaluate ideas and proposals received from other groups or members, and assess which ones should be implemented.