It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Sue Brantley, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University, has been awarded the 2017 Geochemistry Division Medal. Sue is recognized for her outstanding scientific accomplishments and impact in the fields of geochemistry and Earth surface processes, leadership, mentorship of students and junior scientists, and service to the geochemistry community. Her highly influential work on the kinetics of mineral-fluid interactions and weathering rates of natural systems, for example, has truly and profoundly changed our understanding of geochemical systems. Please join us in congratulating Sue!
The 2017 Geochemistry Division Medal Symposium took place at the Spring ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA in April. At the Medal Symposium, the Division Medal was presented to Sue by Dr. James Kubicki and invited lectures were given by Profs. Peter Heaney (Penn State University), Jon Chorover (University of Arizona), Alexis Navarre-Sitchler (Colorado School of Mines), Radisav Vidic (University of Pittsburgh), and Sue herself. A two-day symposium in honor of Sue was also held at the San Francisco meeting. This symposium was organized by Prof. Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, who nominated Sue for this award, was open to all to contribute, and featured researchers who have worked with Sue or who have been inspired by her work.
With this opportunity, we would like to thank the medal nominators, the Geochemistry Division Medal Review Committee, consisting of Drs. James Kubicki, Yoko Furukawa, Gregory Druschel, Young-Shin Jun, Sebastien Kerisit, Andrew Stack, and George Luther, and the Chair of the Review Committee, Dr. Kerisit, for their efforts during the review process.
The Geochemistry Division awards the Division Medal every two years so we are hoping to see you at the 2019 Geochemistry Division Medal Symposium in Orlando, FL! Watch out for the Call for Nominations in about a year from now. And again, congratulations to Dr. Brantley!