Lundstrom, Hu and Bass Honored

Posted on 08.23.2015

Craig Lundstrom, assistant professor of geology, has won the F.W. Clarke Medal of the Geochemical Society. The Clarke Award is a major award made annually at the V. M. Goldschmidt Conference to an early-career scientist for a single outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry, published either as a single paper or a series of papers on a single topic. Lundstrom has won this major award for his groundbreaking work in the understanding of magmatic processes at mid-ocean ridges.

Feng Sheng Hu, assistant professor of plant biology and an adjunct professor of geology, received the prestigious Packard Fellowship. The $625,000, five-year award will support his work on global climate change. Hu studies how ecosystems and biogeochemical processes are affected by global change over a long-term, geologic time-scale. In addition to studying such indicators as pollen and the chemical composition of sediments, Hu is helping to develop a new area of study, called molecular paleoecology. This technique uses molecular genetics to help identify plant species represented by the pollen grains found in sediments. Hu was among 24 U.S. researchers named 2000 Packard Fellows in science and engineering. Packard grants are given by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Professor Jay Bass has been inducted as a "Fellow" of the Mineralogical Society of America in recognition of his achievements in mineral physics.