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Department of Earth Sciences

Awards and honours

Some of the awards and honours received by staff of the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University.

Professor Mark Allen AAPG Jules Braunstein Award 2004
Professor Andy Aplin Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for Best Paper in AAPG Bulletin 2007, American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2007
Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award for Best Paper in AAPG Bulletin 2011, American Association of Petroleum Geologists 2013
Dr Nicola De Paola RAMSAY MEDAL, UK Tectonic Studies Group 2005
FEARNSIDES PRIZE, Yorkshire Geological Society 2005
Professor Gillian Foulger University of Durham Sir James Knott Research Fellowship 2001
Professorial Fellow, St Chad's College, Durham 2004
Fellowship, Icelandic National Academy of Sciences 2005
Price Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 2005
Professor Jon Gluyas GSL Aberconway Medal - The Geological Society of London 2000
Professor Chris Greenwell Mineralogical Society – Nominated for Max Heyes medal 2013
Professor Robert Holdsworth Lyell Fund, Geological Society of London 2000
University of Durham ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award 2002
GSA Fellow 2004
Aberconway Medal, Geological Society of London 2006
Durham University Excellence in Doctoral Supervision 2007
Coke Medal, Geological Society of London 2018
Clough Medal, Edinburgh Geological Society 2018
Dr. Claire Horwell NERC Fellowship 2005
Durham University Impact and Engagement Award 2018
Dr Stuart Jones University of Durham ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award 2003
University of Durham ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award 2006
STEMNET Science Ambassador of the Year 2006
Dr Ed Llewellin Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Most Cited Author 203-07
British Society of Rheology Annual Award 2016
Professor Colin Macpherson University of Durham ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award 2004
Wollaston Fund Geological Society of London 2007
Professor Ken McCaffrey University of Durham ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award 2001
Murchison Fund Geological Society of London 2005
Royal Society Industry Fellow 2006
Professor Yaoling Niu Outstanding Overseas Chinese Scientist (NSFC) 2003
Northwest University Guest Professorship (China) 2004
Peking University Guest Professorship 2005
Nanjing University Concurrent Professorship 2005
China University of Geosciences Special Professorship 2005
GSA Fellow 2006
Leverhulme Research Fellowship 2009/10
Lanzhou University Honorary Professorship 2009
Christopherson/Knott Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University 2010
Qianren Professor, Lanzhou University & Institute of Ocenology of Chinese Academy of Sciences 2010
Professor Christine Peirce Coke Medal 2014
University of Durham Sir James Knott Research Fellowship 2006
Professor Roger Searle Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship 2003
Senior visiting scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachussetts 2003
Price Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society 2011
Elected AGU Fellow 2012
Professor David Selby Best Paper - Honourable Mention from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists 2003
William Smith Fund, Geological Society of London 2009
Durham University award for excellence in doctoral supervision. 2014
Dr Richard Walters William Smith Fund, Geological Society of London 2017