F.W. Clarke Award (GS)

The F.W. Clarke Award recognizes 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. F.W. Clarke was a chemist who determined the composition of the Earth's crust. He has been called the Father of Geochemistry.

Laurence Yeung Awarded to: Laurence Yeung
Citationist: John Eiler
Abstract: The Diversity of Isotopic Ordering in Small Molecules
Medal lecture in:
Session 17b in 313+314 on Tuesday 28th June 13:45 - 14:30

Citation: My research focuses on Earth's atmospheric and biogeochemical cycles. Specifically, I use stable isotopes to understand processes ranging from stratospheric chemistry to carbon cycling in the oceans. My expertise also includes public engagement in science: I was a founding producer for PHD TV, an online-based science outreach venture led by Jorge Cham (creator of PHD Comics). My animated video, Teamwork in the Tropical Atlantic (a collaboration with Meg Rosenburg), was a finalist in the 2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival and won second place in the 2014 Ocean180 video contest. I received my B.A. in chemistry from Oberlin College and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.