The International Mineralogical Association is pleased to introduce the PhD Student Award, the main purpose of which is to recognize and support outstanding students by providing them the opportunity to present their research at an international level, forge new collaborations and ideas, and further develop their career. The award is intended to support participation in an international conference with a strong involvement of the IMA.
In 2016, the meeting of choice is the 2nd European Mineralogical Conference, which will be held in Rimini, Italy, from 11 to 15 September, 2016 . Each award will be 1,000 USD and is intended to be used for conference registration fees and some or all of the related travel expenses. Three young scientists will be awarded through this program biennially.
Anyone who is enrolled in, and is still within the first five years of, a full-time PhD program in mineralogy (or a closely related discipline) is eligible to apply. Each applicant should provide a CV (including a list of publications), a letter of support from their advisor, and a cover letter that details their PhD project and achievements, and explains how this award will benefit their research and professional development. Nominations from PhD research advisors (containing the same supporting documentation as above) are also welcome.
The applications and nominations for 2016-2017 should be submitted as a single PDF file to
Prof. Dr. Patrick Cordier no later than May 2, 2016.
The International Mineralogical Association is honored to present its 2015 Medal of Excellence in Mineralogical Sciences to Rodney C. Ewing, Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security in the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University.
No scientist has made a greater contribution to our understanding of mineralogical solutions to the safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste and none have been more influential in developing the theoretical and experimental methods for studying the interactions between ionizing radiation and prospective storage materials. His eminence in the field of nuclear materials led to his appointment by President Obama to head the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, the first mineralogist ever to head this Board.