Helen Williams (Chair)The University of Cambridge
Derek Vance (Co-Chair)ETH Zürich
Joan Martí Molist (LOC Chair)CSIC
Sigurdur Gislason (EAG President)University of Iceland, EAG President
Sigurdur (Siggi) R. Gislason is a Research Professor in geochemistry at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. His research group has focused on field and laboratory experiments related to mineral storage of CO2 in basaltic rocks as well as the chemical and physical erosion rates of basaltic terrains and their role in the global carbon cycle. Siggi has also contributed to the understanding of the environmental impact of volcanic eruptions. He is currently the president of the European Association of Geochemistry and one of three directors of CarbFix, an international consortium on carbon capture and mineral storage. He is a Geochemical Fellow and a Fellow of the International Association of Geochemistry and he is a recipient of the Patterson Award of the Geochemical Society.
Bernard Marty (EAG Past President)CRPG Unversité de Lorraine
Bernard Marty is a Professor of geochemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Université de Lorraine, and researcher at the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques (CRPG, UMR 7358 CNRS-UL), Nancy, France. His is interested in the geochemistry and cosmochemistry of volatile elements, notably stable isotopes and noble gases. Topics include stable isotope variations in the solar system, processes of planet formation, the origin(s) of terrestrial water and other volatiles, the geodynamical cycle of these elements, and the evolution of the atmosphere from the Hadean eon to Present. Besides mantle geochemistry, Bernard is involved in space missions such as Stardust (return to Earth of cometary grains), Genesis (analysis of the isotope composition of the solar wind), Rosetta (in situ analysis of cometary volatiles), and others. Bernard gained a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Toulouse, France, and a Doctorat d’Etat in geochemistry at Université Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. Bernard was co-chair of the Meteoritical Society meeting in Nancy in 2009, and chair of the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague in 2011, serving as EAG Goldschmidt Officer from 2009 to 2014. He was EAG Vice-President in 2015-2016 and currently serves as EAG President for 2017-2018.
Rizlan Bernier-Latmani (Grant Program)EPFL
Sami Mikhail (Student Program)University of St. Andrews
Dr. Mikhail is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof) in Earth Sciences at the University of St Andrews. The motivation behind Dr. Mikhail’s research is to understand how the interior of a planet affects and controls the composition of its surface and to long-term habitability. Dr. Mikhail’s approach combines investigations of natural samples with high-pressure and -temperature experiments and theoretical models. To date, this approach has been applied to a diverse range of projects such as the source of Icelandic volcanism, diamond-formation in the deep Earth, and more recently, on linking mantle processes to atmospheric chemistry on Earth, Mars, Venus, and exoplanets.