Keiiti Aki Early Career Award

Established in 2008, the Keiiti Aki Early Career Award recognizes the scientific accomplishments of young scientists in the field of seismology. The award is for recent graduates with a Ph.D. degree awarded in the six year period prior to 1 January of the year of the award presentation*.

Aki Award Recipients

  • 2019 Zachary Ross
  • 2018 Lingling Ye
  • 2017 Lucia Gualtieri
  • 2016 Zhongwen Zhang
  • 2015 Sanne Cottaar
  • 2014 Gregory McLaskey
  • 2013 Brandon Schmandt
  • 2012 Victor Tsai
  • 2011 Andreas Fichtner
  • 2010 Germán Prieto
  • 2009 Florent Brenguier
  • 2008 David R. Shelly

2020 Nominations

Nominations are now open!

*Parental Leave: If provided by the nominee’s institution and taken by the nominee during this six-year period, parental leave can extend the eligibility period.

Please submit nominations by 15 April 2020 through the section awards nomination form on the main AGU website.

Nominations should include:

  • A nomination letter;
  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae;
  • Copies of published or in-press manuscripts that illustrate the candidate’s quality of work; and
  • Up to three letters of recommendation.

The nomination and supporting letters should describe the quality and originality of their research contributions.

Submit Nomination

2020 Aki Award Committee:
  • Colleen Dalton (Chair)
  • Fenglin Liu
  • Meghan Miller
  • David Shelley
  • Keith Koper
  • Lucia Gualtieri

The Aki Award will be presented at the AGU Fall Meeting just prior to the Gutenberg Lecture.