The Jin Jingfu Memorial Lecture

Summary of Award

This memorial lecture is established to commemorate Professor Jin Jingfu’s intellectual legacy and encourage early-career scientists to pursue rigorous research in geochemistry. The lecturers selected must have received their PhD within about 10 years and have contributed on a single geochemical research topic through one or a series of publications resulting in a measurable impact in her or his discipline. The lecture is to be presented at an IAGC International Conference. A certificate will be presented to the lecturer by IAGC along with a small grant if the selected lecturer needs assistance for travel to the IAGC conference.


Professor Jin Jingfu (1932-2003)

Professor Jin Jingfu was a geochemist and economic geologist, and most of all a great teacher and mentor. He was born in Jinlin, China, and was an ethnic Korean. He graduated from Peking University. His research interests ranged from uranium ore deposits to the genesis of granites. For decades, Professor Jin taught at Chengdu University of Technology (formerly Chengdu College of Geology) and the China University of Geosciences, China. He was known for as a demanding teacher and a compassionate mentor for his students. Numerous students who have had the fortune to know him were influenced by his intellect and passion for geology. Part of his legacy is that many of his former students have become prominent geochemists working in China and other countries.

Nomination Procedure

Email a completed IAGC Award Nomination Form to the IAGC Business Manager at businessoffice@iagc-society.org. Nominations are usually due on 15-December, but check the Award Nomination form for the current year's due date.

A call for nominations from the IAGC Membership will appear 12 months before the IAGC international Conference at which the lecture would be presented. The nominees should be early-career scientists, who have received their PhD less than 10 years before the IAGC conference at which the lecture is presented. A nomination requires nominee's CV (up to 4 pages), a list of publications, a list of recent presentations, and a nomination letter from the nominator and a 1-page support letter from a an IAGC member. The nominator must present a compelling case of the nominee’s contribution on a single geochemical research topic through one or a series of publications, which have resulted in a measurable impact in her or his discipline.

Previous Recipients

The Jin Lecture was established in early 2020. The first lecture will be at the 2nd IAGC International Conference in Sendai, Japan.

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