Science Innovation Award 2015Awarded during plenary on Tuesday 18th August
The EAG Science Innovation Award takes the form of a medal plus certificate to be bestowed upon scientists who have recently made a particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry. The geochemical research must be highly original and contribute in a significant fashion to our understanding of the natural behaviour of the Earth or planets. Such a contribution must be in the form of a widely recognized important piece of innovative scientific research published in a peer-reviewed journal. The recipient must be between 35 and 55 years old. More info
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Citationist: Michael Krom
Abstract: Are Microbes Better at Thermodynamics Than Geochemists?
Medal lecture in:
Session 07e in Forum Hall on Wednesday 19th August 09:00 - 09:45
Citation: Philippe Van Cappellen is Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Philippe’s research covers a broad range of areas in geochemistry, from mineral-water interactions to global biogeochemical cycles. His current interests focus on nutrient dynamics in watersheds, anthropogenic modifications of river networks, groundwater-surface water exchanges, multi-scale reactive transport modeling, and the economic valuation of ecosystem services.