Latest IAGC News and Announcements

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  • 1 May 2024 12:38 PM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    The IAGC is excited announce the 2024 PhD Student Research Grant Awardees!

    Every year the IAGC provides research funding for 6 students with the generous support of Elsevier.

    We had a large volume of applicants this year and would like to extend congratulations to the following recipients:

    Alpa Rajput, Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA

    Bárbara Zambelli Azevedo, University of Pisa, ITALY

    Dionysios Stamatis, University of Iowa, USA

    Jaydee Edwards, University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Jessica Rush, University of Colorado, USA

    Victoria Nogués, National University of Cordoba, ARGENTINA

    These awardees will be featured in the upcoming IAGC Newsletter and in Elements Magazine.

  • 11 Apr 2024 12:52 PM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    Elements v20n2 has been published online!

    Check out the Website to read the most recent issue titled  “Metamorphic Duality in SW Japan—The Sanbagawa-Ryoke Classic Example of Paired Metamorphism”

  • 21 Mar 2024 10:25 AM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    A tribute to friend, colleague, GES Chair, and IAGC Council Member Steve Banwart was published today in Applied Geochemistry.

    A remembrance of Steve Banwart (1959–2023)

  • 4 Mar 2024 9:05 AM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    We are happy to announce the IAGC 2024 Award Winners! We are excited to honors these individuals for their contribution to the field of geochemistry and to the IAGC. Congratulations!

    Harmon Distinguished Service: Dr. W. Berry Lyons

    Vernadsky Medal: Dr. Ramon Aravena

    IAGC Fellow: Dr. Rosa Cidu

    IAGC Fellow: Dr. Carol Ptacek

    Jin Jingfu Lecturer Award: Dr. Meret Aeppli

    Ebelmen Award: Dr. Yao Du

    Kharaka Award: Dr. Kamel Zouari

  • 14 Feb 2024 10:58 AM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    The first Elements issue of 2024, “Extraterrestrial Organic Matter” (vol. 20, no. 1), is now available online on the Elements website ( and GeoScienceWorld ( Hard copies have been printed, shipped, and will arrive soon!

  • 31 Jan 2024 12:29 PM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Dr. Shohei Hattori for receiving the IAGC-Applied Geochemistry Emerging Investigator Award! Dr. Hattori is a Tenured Associate Professor at the International Center for Isotope Effects Research Center (ICIER), Nanjing University, China. Navigate to the Emerging Investigator Series page to read his interview!

  • 16 Jan 2024 11:51 AM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Dr. Mang Lin for receiving the IAGC-Applied Geochemistry Emerging Investigator Award! Dr. Lin is a  Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry at Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIGCAS). Navigate to the Emerging Investigator Series page to read his interview!

  • 9 Jan 2024 9:38 AM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    In Loving Memory of Steven Banwart

    Today, our hearts are heavy as we come together to honor the memory of our cherished friend and colleague, Steven Banwart, affectionately known as "Barney" to many of us. It is with deep sorrow that we share the heartbreaking news of his passing on December 30th due to a massive cerebral hemorrhage stroke. Steve's departure has left an irreplaceable void in our lives, but as we gather to celebrate his extraordinary life, let us also reflect on the enduring legacy he leaves behind.

    Steve was not just a scientist; he was a beacon of inspiration in the world of scientific discovery. He dedicated nearly three decades of his life to the development of the "critical zone" concept, leaving an indelible mark on the British, European, and global critical zone communities. His roles as Dean for Global Development, Director of the Global Food and Environment Institute, and Leadership Chair in Integrating Soil/Agriculture/Water Research at the University of Leeds underscore his commitment to groundbreaking research.

    Among his many accomplishments, Steve's leadership as the Principal Investigator of the European SoilTrec project from 2009 to 2014 stands as a testament to his visionary spirit. This project played a pivotal role in uniting the European critical zone community and set the stage for similar initiatives worldwide. Steve's unwavering dedication and passionate advocacy for an integrative scientific vision enriched our understanding of the critical zone.

    Yet, Steve's greatness extended far beyond his scientific achievements. He was a compassionate and empathetic human being, always lending a listening ear to his colleagues. His authentic concern for others, coupled with his unwavering belief in the significance of critical zone research, made him a beloved figure in our scientific community.

    Steve's commitment transcended the confines of the laboratory. He actively contributed to the IAGC community as the Chair of the GES working group and served on the council since 2012. His tireless efforts in promoting our association's mission exemplified his dedication to advancing our shared goals.

    For many of us, our connection with Steve extended beyond the boundaries of science. His infectious spirit and camaraderie endeared him to us as not just a colleague but a cherished friend. Steven was not only a friend but a guiding light who helped us navigate the complexities of life and science. Though his absence leaves a void that cannot be filled, his legacy will forever inspire us. In his memory, we pledge to carry forward his important research and uphold the values he cherished. While we mourn his passing, we find solace in knowing that his spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

    As we grieve the loss of this exceptional individual, our hearts reach out to his family during this difficult time. We share in their sorrow and offer our deepest sympathies.

    To Steve's family, we extend our heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Tributes may be posted to Steven at the following link:

  • 27 Dec 2023 3:06 PM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    The Final issue of Elements in 2023, titled Geometallurgy, is available online! Print copies will arrive soon. Happy New Year to all!

  • 18 Dec 2023 9:52 AM | Devin Smith (Administrator)

    The IAGC 2023 December Newsletter has been published! Click HERE to read a summary of the IAGC-2 (WRI-17 and AIG-14) Meeting, learn about the IAGC-3 meeting in 2025, and more!

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