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Other Awards and Honors

In 1996, The Geochemical Society and The European Association for 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. Existing and new Urey, Goldschmidt and Treibs Medal winners become Fellows automatically.

Between 2009 and 1996 and earlier, there have been 19 staff scientists and postoctoral researchers named Fellows by the Geochemical Society of America.  They are C. Page Chamberlain, Donald L. Sparks, Bjorn O. Mysen, Steven A. Macko, Marilyn Fogel, Douglas Rumble II, Nobumichi Shimizu, John I. Hedges, E. Bruce Watson, Bernard J. Wood, Philip Abelson, Tom Krogh, Ikuo Kushiro, Michael O'Hara, Keith O'Nions, Ho-Kwang Mao, Tom C. Hoering, A.E. (Ted) Ringwood. Marilyn Fogel, Ho-Kwang Mao, Bjorn O. Mysen, and Douglas Rumble II, are staff members.

Another GSA award, the F. W. Clarke Award normally be made annually at the V. M. Goldschmidt Conference is given to an "early-career scientist for a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry, published either as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic." Recipients include James A. van Orman, James Farquhar, Eiichi Takahashi, E. Bruce Watson, and Bjorn O. Mysen, who were postdocs at the Lab; the latter is now a staff scientist.

The third is the V. M. Goldschmidt Award. Between 1972 and 2009, four (37 total) received this award: Bernard J. Wood, Ikuo Kushiro, A.E. (Ted) Ringwood. and Hans P. Eugster. Ikuo Kushiro and Hans Eugster were staff scientists.

The Alfred Treibs Award presented by the Geochemical Society's Organic Geochemistry Division for major achievements, over a period of years, in organic geochemistry were given to John I. Hedges in 2000 and to Tom C. Hoering in 1986; the latter was a staff scientist.

European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) awards the Urey Medal every year to outstanding senior scientists for their life-long contribution to geochemistry. The Urey medal is now given every year during the Goldschmidt conference. Past recipients of the Urey medal in 2008 is Pascal Richet, IPGP, Paris, and 2001, Keith O'Nions, Oxford, were postdocs at the Lab.

The Harold C. Urey Prize in Planetary Science 2009 was awarded to Sarah T. Stewart-Mukhopadhyay, Gilbert Fellow and NAI Associate 2001-2003.

The American Geophysical Union named the following AGU 2009 Fellows: Donald DingwellFellow 1984-1986, University of Munich, Munich, Germany; Kei HiroseSenior Fellow and Associate 1996-1998, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; and Frederick J. Ryerson, DTM Postdoc Assoc 1981, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, worked also with Bjorn Mysen and David Virgo at the Lab.