The 2013 Geochemistry Division Medal was awarded to Dr. George W. Luther III, Professor of Oceanography, University of Delaware, for his wide-ranging fundamental contributions to aqueous geochemistry. These contributions include application of physical inorganic chemistry to understanding electron transfer in natural waters; development of chemical sensors and the application of voltammetry to quantifying trace element speciation in natural waters; and elucidation of chemical and microbial processes in metal and sulfur cycling. After the presentation of the award, Dr. Luther’s contributions were celebrated with a series of invited lectures highlighting critical issues in aqueous biogeochemistry.
The ACS Geochemistry Division Medal was awarded at a special Geochemistry Division awards symposium, which was held at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA: 7-11 April 2013.
2013 Geochemistry Medal Awards Ceremony
Frank Millero presenting George Luther with the 2013 Geochemistry Medal.
Dave Rickard giving a talk on nucleation kinetics and iron sulfide formation during the Medal Symposium.
Alison Butler giving a talk on bio(geo)inorganic chemistry of marine environments at the Medal Symposium.
Brad Tebo giving a talk on the bioinorganic mechanisms of elemental manganese oxidation during the Medal Symposium.