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IMA Medal

Nikolay V. Sobolev

The International Mineralogical Association is honored to present its 2015 Medal of Excellence in Mineralogical Sciences to Rodney C. Ewing, Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security in the Center for International Security and Cooperation at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University.
No scientist has made a greater contribution to our understanding of mineralogical solutions to the safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste and none have been more influential in developing the theoretical and experimental methods for studying the interactions between ionizing radiation and prospective storage materials. His eminence in the field of nuclear materials led to his appointment by President Obama to head the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, the first mineralogist ever to head this Board.

Please visit for more information on Rodney Ewing, his research and other activities. A plenary lecture and presentation ceremony will be held at the 2nd European Mineralogical Conference in Rimini, Italy, on 11-15 September, 2016.                                                   more