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Harry Green, II Awarded 2012 MSA Roebling Medal

Harry W. Green, II has been awarded the 2012 Roebling Medal from the Mineralogical Society of America.  Harry is a distinguised professor of geology and geophysics for the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.  He specializes in earthquake physics, ultra-high-pressure metamorphism and mantle rheology.

The Roebling Medal is the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) for scientific eminence as represented primarily by scientific publication of outstanding original research in mineralogy.  The science of mineralogy is defined broadly for purposes of the Roebling Medal, and a candidate need not qualify as a mineralogist; rather his or her published research should be related to the mineralogical sciences and should make some outstanding contribution to them.

He recently gave a lecture in his honor at the annual Geological Society of America conference in Charlotte, NC titled "MSA Roebling Medal Lecture: Mineralogy in Action -- Critical Controls on Geological Phenomena and Rock Memory,"  and his abstract can be found here.  Director, Russell Hemley presided over the symposium in his honor.  

Harry was a visiting investigator at the Geophysical Laboratory from 2003-2007 and had a joint appointment with the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.