Awards & Honors

Section Awards


John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award

Established in 2015, the John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award is given annually to one or more AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Section student members and promotes the memory of John Calhoun Jamieson, formerly Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, and the contributions that he’s made to the field of mineral physics research.

This award is granted to a student from the Mineral and Rock Physics Section community who has published the most outstanding paper in the field of high-pressure and high-temperature research in the previous year.

In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by before April 15. As this award specifically recognizes scientific achievements during student research, eligibility is restricted to current undergraduate and Ph.D. students.

Nominations should include a letter of support from an advisor, the research paper, a curriculum vitae, and a 500-word blog post.

*Submit nominations online*

Early Career Award

The Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award is given annually to one early career scientist (no more than ten years post-terminal degree) in recognition of outstanding contributions in the broadly defined area of Mineral and Rock Physics. The award includes a $500 monetary prize, an award certificate, an announcement in Eos, and recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting. In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by April 15.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, two supporting letters, and up to three reprints or preprints of the nominee’s work.

Submit nominations online via AGU Honors.

Graduate Research Award

This award recognizes one or more promising young scientists for outstanding contributions achieved during their Ph.D. research. Nominees may be members of any AGU section. They should be engaged in experimental and/or theoretical studies of Earth and planetary materials with the purpose of unraveling the physics and chemistry that govern their origin and physical properties. The award consists of $500 for support of travel or other professional expenses, a certificate and public recognition at the annual Mineral and Rock Physics Reception at the AGU Fall Meeting. Contributions by AGU members in the Mineral and Rock Physics community finance the award.

In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by before April 15. As this award specifically recognizes scientific achievements during Ph.D. research, eligibility is restricted to current Ph.D. students and those who have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. degree up to 12 months prior to the nomination deadline.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a curriculum vitae, two supporting letters, and up to three reprints or preprints of the nominee’s work.

Submit nominations online via AGU Honors.


AGU fellows with MRP affiliation


  • Wendy Mao, Class of 2021
  • Denis Andrault, Class of 2020
  • Jay D Bass, Class of 2009
  • Peter M Bell, Class of 1969
  • J Michael Brown, Class of 2000
  • Gordon E. Brown, Class of 2020
  • Ronald E Cohen, Class of 2002
  • Reid F Cooper, Class of 2005
  • Patrick Cordier, Class of 2019
  • Alfred G Duba, Class of 1997
  • Thomas S. Duffy, Class of 2013
  • William B Durham, Class of 2003
  • J Brian Evans, Class of 2004
  • Yingwei Fei, Class of 2010
  • Kei Hirose, Class of 2009
  • Raymond Jeanloz, Class of 1984
  • Paul A Johnson, Class of 2011
  • Tomoo Katsura, Class of 2018
  • Shun-ichiro Karato, Class of 2000
  • David L Kohlstedt, Class of 1989
  • Robert C Liebermann, Class of 1996
  • Murli H. Manghnani, Class of 2017
  • Hokwang Mao, Class of 1986
  • Chris Marone, Class of 2014
  • Motohiko Murakami, Class of 2013
  • Alexandra Navrotsky, Class of 1988
  • Eiji Ohtani, Class of 2006
  • Charles T Prewitt, Class of 1991
  • Geoffrey David Price, Class of 2005
  • Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte, Class ofd 2020
  • Thomas J Shankland, Class of 1994
  • Joseph R Smyth, Class of 2007
  • Lars P Stixrude, Class of 1998
  • Yanbin Wang, Class of 2015
  • Michael Walter, Class of 2019
  • Donald J Weidner, Class of 1981
  • Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Class of 2001
  • Teng-Fong Wong, Class of 2017
  • Takehiko Yagi, Class of 2011


Honorees

John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award

  • 2021 Mingda Lv
  • 2020 Raj, Dutta, Cara Vennari
  • 2019 Suyu Fu, Francesca Miozzi
  • 2018 Christopher J. Cline II
  • 2017 Christopher Langrand
  • 2016 Ting Chen, Xintong Qi, Xuebing Wang

Early Career Award

Graduate Research Award