ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In collaboration with the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), the International Raw Materials Observatory, and additional partners, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites educators, students, and geoscience enthusiasts of all stripes to participate in the "Earth Materials Frontiers" Webinar Series during Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020) and beyond.
Dr. Gordon E. Brown Jr. is the D.W. Kirby Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Stanford University and Professor Emeritus of Photon Science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The recipient of AGI's Ian Campbell Medal for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, Dr. Brown has served the geosciences in a variety of professional capacities including multiple leadership roles at Stanford University as well as significant advisory committee work for the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, Los Alamos National Lab, Argonne National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Pacific Northwest National Lab, the National Research Council, the Gemological Institute of America, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and various geoscience societies including the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, the Geochemical Society, and the Mineralogical Society of America. Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Crystallography from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1970.
Rod Ewing is the Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security and Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. He has written extensively on issues related to nuclear waste and is a co-editor of Radioactive Waste Forms for the Future (1988) and Uncertainty Underground – Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste (2006). From 2012 to 2017, he was Chair of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Founding Editor of the magazine Elements, and a past president of the Mineralogical Society of America and the International Union of Materials Research Societies.