Donald B. Dingwell

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Donald B. Dingwell
Born
Donald Bruce Dingwell

29 June 1958
CitizenshipCanada, Germany
Alma materMemorial University of Newfoundland, University of Alberta
AwardsOfficer of the Order of Canada (2020)
Scientific career
FieldsExperimental Geosciences
InstitutionsCarnegie Institution of Washington (1984-1986)
University of Toronto (1986-1987)
Bayerisches Geoinstitut (1987-2000)
Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (2000-present)
Doctoral advisorChristopher M. Scarfe

Donald Bruce Dingwell FRSC OC (born 1958 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada) is a geoscientist, the director of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences[1] and Ordinarius for Mineralogy and Petrology of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He is also currently vice-president of the Academia Europaea. From September 2011 to December 2013 he was the 3rd and last secretary general of the European Research Council (ERC)[2] where he embarked on a global participation campaign for the ERC.[3] He is also a past-President of the European Geosciences Union[4] and the current past-president of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), founded in 1919.

Career[edit]

Dingwell began his research career at the Carnegie Institution of Washington (now Carnegie Institution for Science) where he was a Carnegie Fellow from 1984 to 1986 working at the Geophysical Laboratory. His first permanent (tenure-track) appointment was to the University of Toronto as assistant professor. In 1987 he moved to the newly-founded Bavarian Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics (Bavarian Geo-institute) at the University of Bayreuth where he served as assistant to the founding Director Friedrich Seifert. Dingwell has been based at his present position as Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology in the Faculty of Geosciences of the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) since 2000. He has also served as the director of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,[5] since its founding in 2002.

Awards and honours[edit]

Dingwell has been awarded the Arthur L. Day Medal[6] of the Geological Society of America. In December 2019, the Governor General of Canada announced that Dingwell had been made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich". Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.
  2. ^ "LERU Statement September 2011". LERU.
  3. ^ "South African Times". South African Times.
  4. ^ "European Geosciences Union". European Geosciences Union.
  5. ^ "Chair of the Department - Faculty of Geosciences - LMU Munich". En.geo.uni-muenchen.de. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  6. ^ "Geological Society of America - 2016 Day Medal - Donald B. Dingwell". Geosociety.org. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  7. ^ "Order of Canada - The Governor General of Canada". www.gg.ca/en.