Science Innovation Award

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The Science Innovation Award is an award bestowed annually by the European Association of Geochemistry on a scientist who has made "a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry", and consists of a medal and certificate. The specific subject area of the award varies according to a five-year cycle:

Medal cycle
Years Medal
2008, 2013 etc. the Nicholas Shackleton medal for work in climatology
2009, 2014 etc. the Samuel Epstein medal for work in isotope geochemistry
2010, 2015 etc. the Werner Stumm medal for work in low temperature and surface geochemistry
2011, 2016 etc. the Ted Ringwood medal for work in petrology and mineral physics
2012, 2017 etc. the Heinz A. Lowenstam medal for work in biogeochemistry

Former recipients of the Science Innovation Award are, in reverse chronological order:

Science Innovation Award winners
Year Name(s) Medal
2016 Jon Blundy, University of Bristol, United Kingdom Ted Ringwood Medal
2015 Philippe Van Cappellen, University of Waterloo, Canada Werner Stumm Medal
2014 James Farquhar, University of Maryland, United States Samuel Epstein Medal
2013 Jérôme Chappellaz, French National Center for Scientific Research and Joseph Fourier University, France Nicholas Shackleton Medal
2012 Katherine Freeman, Pennsylvania State University, United States and Daniel Sigman, Princeton University, United States Heinz A. Lowenstam medal
2011 Kei Hirose, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Ted Ringwood Medal
2010 William H. Casey, UC Davis, United States Werner Stumm Medal
2009 John M. Eiler, Caltech, United States Samuel Epstein Medal
2008 R. Lawrence Edwards, University of Minnesota, United States Nicholas Shackleton Medal