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Francis McCubbin (Postdoctoral Associate, Carnegie Fellow, 2009-10) Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Francis M. McCubbin, a former Postdoctoral Associate and Carnegie Fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory (2009-2010), was named by President Obama as one of 96 researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. 

This award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. McCubbin received the award for his research supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  

Since 2010, McCubbin has been Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Research Scientist III at the Institute of Meteoritics in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico.  His current research has primarily focused on determining the abundances and roles of volatiles (H2O, F, Cl, S, C) in magmatic systems within terrestrial planetary bodies, including Earth, Moon, Mars, and asteroids. For further information about his research, visit