Awards given to EPSS Faculty



Vassilis Angelopoulos

Fullbright Fellow, 1986-1992
American Geophysical Union Fred Scarf Award, 1993
COSPAR Zeldovich Medal, 2000
American Geophysical Union Macelwane Medal, 2001
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2001
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group Achievement Award, 2008

Caroline Beghein

European Geophysical Union Outstanding Young Scientist Medal, 2005
UCLA Assistant Professor Career Development Award, 2009
IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecturer, 2016

Peter Bird

Geological Society of America Fellow, 1989
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1990

Friedrich Busse

American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1982

Hao Cao

NASA Group Achievement Award, Cassini MAG Team, NASA, 2018

Paul Davis

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellow, 1995
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1998

Mackenzie Day

Howard Reynolds Prize for excellence in geology: California Institute of Technology, 2011
National Science Foundation Gradate Research Fellowship: National Science Foundation, 2012
Vargas Endowed Presidential Scholarship: University of Texas at Austin, Office of the President, 2013
NASA group achievement award, Mars Science Laboratory Team: NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, 2013
David Bruton Jr. Graduate Fellowship Award: University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Graduate Dean, 2013
Vada and Walter Boyle Graduate Fellowship in Petroleum Geology: University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences,, 2015
NASA group achievement award, Mars Science Laboratory Team: NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate, 2015
Laura Thomson Barrow Graduate Fellowship: University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2016

Clarence Hall

Geological Society of America Fellow,
UCLA Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award, 2008

Mark Harrison

First Prize, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Thesis Competition, 1977
Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1985

Raymond Ingersoll

Geological Society of America Fellow, 1980
Excellence of Oral Presentation Award, 1991
AAPG Bulletin Citation of Excellence, 2001
Distinguished Educator Award, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section, 2004
Laurence L. Sloss Award for Sedimentary Geology, Geological Society of America, Sedimentary Geology Division, 2009
Lifetime Honorary Membership, Pacific Section, 2011
A. Eugene Fritsche Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology, 2017

David Jackson

American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1993

David Jewitt

International Astronomical Union Asteroid (6434) Jewitt,
Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research, University of Hawaii, 1994
Scientist of the Year, ARCS, 1996
Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award, NASA, 1996
Fellow of University College London, 1998
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005
Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2005
Honorary Professor, National Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006
Adjunct Professor, National Central University, 2007
Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Foreign Member, 2012
Shaw Prize in Astronomy, 2012
Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, 2012

Ian Kaplan

American Institute of Chemists Fellow, 1971
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1986
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1986
American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Environmental Geosciences Division President’s Award, 2002

Abby Kavner

COMPRES Lecturer, 2011

Margaret Kivelson

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1992
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1992
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 1998
Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1999
American Physical Society Fellow, 2001
American Philosophical Society, 2005
Fleming Medal of the American Geophysical Union, 2005
Alfven Medal of the European Geophysical Union, 2005
Kuiper Prize of the American Astronomical Society, 2017
Jean-Dominique Cassini Medal of the European Geosciences Union, 2019
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2019

Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1995-1997
Carnegie Institution of Washington, Research Fellowship, 1997-1998
David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering, 2000-2005
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics, 2001-2003
Who's Who in Science Higher Education, 2004
Elizabeth Crosby Research Award, 2004
American Geophysical Union Francis Birch Lecturer, 2018

Craig Manning

Mineralogical Society of America Fellow, 2002
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, 2007
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2011
Helmholtz International Fellow, 2013
Fellow of the European Association of Geochemistry, 2017
Fellow of the Geochemical Society, 2017
Norman L. Bowen Award of the American Geophysical Union, 2017

Jean-Luc Margot

O.K. Earl Prize Fellow in Planetary Science, Caltech, 2001
International Astronomical Union Asteroid (9531), 2001
Urey Prize of the American Astronomical Society, 2004
William E. and Elva F. Gordon Distinguished Lectureship, 2013
Knight of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), 2018
NASA Group Achievement Award, 2018
Stanton J. Peale Lectureship, 2019

Kevin McKeegan

Roger Chaffee Astronaut Fellow, Washington University, 1980-1983
Cosslett Award for Best Invited Paper, Microbeam Analysis Society, 1991
Fellow of Meteoritical Society, 2002
Asteroid 5663 named McKeegan, International Astronomical Union, 2002
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2010
Fellow of Geochemical Society, 2012
J. Lawrence Smith Medal of the US National Academy of Sciences, 2018

Robert McPherron

American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1995

Jonathan Mitchell

Keck Foundation Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2002-2009
Hellman Fellow, 2012-2013

Seulgi Moon

High Academic Achievement Award, Seoul National University, 2003-2004
Gabilan Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2008-2011
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers (declined), 2013
UCLA Faculty Career Development Award, 2018
Postdoctoral Scholars Mentoring Awards Nominee, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award, 2019
Sloan Research Fellow, 2022
Sloan Research Fellow 2022
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

William Newman

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellow, 1988
Yuval Ne’eman Distinguished Lectureship at Tel Aviv University, 2012

David Paige

NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, 2013

Gilles Peltzer

NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 1997
American Geophysical Union Bowie Lecturer, 2002
NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, 2002
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2009

John Rosenfeld

Guggenheim Fellow,
Geological Society of America Fellow,

Bruce Runnegar

SEPM Award for the Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Paleontology 1974
Title: Evolutionary History of the Bivalve Subclass Anomalodesmata Issue: 48:5
Inaugural Mawson Lecture and Medal, Australian Academy of Science, 1981
Australian Academy of Sciences Mawson Lecturer, 1981
Personal Chair in Geology, University of England, 1985
Groupe Francais d’Etude du Gondwana Membre d’Honneur, 1986
Australian Academy of Science Fellow, 1987
Honorary Research Professor of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, 1993
Sloan Fellow in Molecular Evolution, 1994
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1998
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1999
California Academy of Sciences Fellow, 2004
Paleontological Association Lapworth Medal, 2009
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Group Achievement Award, 2009
Paleontological Society Fellow, 2010
Paleontological Society Medal, 2010

Christopher Russell

American Geophysical Union Macelwane Award, 1977
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1977
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1981
Royal Astronomical Society Harold Jeffreys Lecturer, 1987
Royal Astronomical Society Associate, 1992
International Academy of Astronautics Full Member, 2000
Highly Cited Researcher, Institute for Scientific Information, 2002
Space Science Award from COSPAR, 2002
National Academy of Sciences National Associate, 2002
Committee on Space Research Space Science Award, 2002
International Astronomical Union Asteroid (21459), 2008
NASA Exceptional Scientific Service Award, 2013
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 2017

Edwin Schauble

University of Chicago National Merit Scholarship, 1990-1994
University of Chicago Geophysical Sciences Department Honors, 1994
Caltech Special Institute Fellowship, 1995-1996
American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Paper Award in Biogeochemistry, 2000
Sam and Diane Epstein Fellowship in Geochemistry, 2001-2002
Richard H. Jahns Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2001-2002
Chemical Geology Member of the Editorial Board, 2008-2010
American Geophysical Union Hisashi Kuno Award, 2008-2010
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Associate Editor, 2009
Geochemical Society Member of the Board of Directors, 2011

Hilke Schlichting

Hubble Fellowship, NASA, 2010
Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Accomplishments in Postdoctoral Research, UCLA, 2012
International Astronomical Union Asteroid (9522) Schlichting, 2014
Elected Member of the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg, Max Planck Society, 2014
Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2015

William Schopf

Member of the American Philosophical Society,
American Academy of Achievement, Gold Plate Award,
Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology,
Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists: Outstanding Paper Award Journal of Paleontology, 1968
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Group Achievement Award, 1969
Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists: Outstanding Paper Award, Journal of Paleontology, 1971
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1973
Guggenheim Fellow, 1973, 1989
The Paleotological Society Charles Schuchert Award, 1974
National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award and Medal, 1977
UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, 1977
NASA Special Recognition Award, 1979
American Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award and Medal, 1980
Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Excellence; Scholarly Publishing Award, 1983
UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer, 1984
American Philosophical Society Member, 1985
National Academy of Sciences Mary Clark Thompson Medal, 1986
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1988
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellow, 1989
International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, Fellow, Oparin Medal, 1989
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 1990
Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Excellence; Scholarly Publishing Award, 1992
UCLA Academic Senate Gold Shield Faculty Prize for Academic, 1992
Russian Academy of Sciences Honorary Foreign Member, 1995
Botanical Society of America: New York Botanical Garden Award, 1996
International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life Fellow, 1996
NASA, Group Achievement Award, 1997
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Humboldt Fellowship, 1997
Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1998
Linnean Society of London, Foreign, 1999
Phi Beta Kappa Society Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, 1999
Geobio-Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen: Member of the Scientific Curatorium, 2003
The Paleontological Society: Fellow, 2004
Horiba Jobin Yvon S.A.S.: Raman Imaging Competition Prize, 2006
Botanical Society of America: Centennial Botanist Award, 2006
Paleontological Society: Outstanding Paper Award: Journal of Paleontology, 2011
University of Pretoria, South Africa Honorary Doctorate, 2011
Brazilian Center for Astrobiology: Member of International Scientific Steering Committee, 2011
Paleontological Society Medal, Geological Society of America, 2012
National Academy of Sciences, Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal, 2013
Columbus Ohio North High School Hall of Fame, 2014

Gerald Schubert

American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1975
American Geophysical Union Macelwane Award, 1975
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellow, 1989
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 2001
Fall meeting of the American Geophysical union, Birch Lecturer, 2002
American Geophysical Union Harry H. Hess Medal, 2002
National Academy of Sciences Member, 2002
ISI Highly cited Researcher, 2003
Kobe International School of Planetary Sciences Invited Lecturer, 2004
Institute of Physics Fellow, 2004
American Geophysical Union planetary Sciences Section President, 2004-2006
Geophysics Section of the National Academy of Sciences Chair, 2008
Academia Europaea Foreign Member, 2009
Tel Aviv University Sackler Lecturer, 2009-2010

Lars Stixrude

Achievement Rewards for California Scientists (A.R.C.S. Foundation) Award, 1989
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship, 1993
Sigma Xi Junior Faculty Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union, 1998
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1998
Mineralogical Society of America Fellow, 2002
Visiting Miller Professorship, Miller Institute, UC Berkeley, 2005
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 2006
Cozzarelli Prize, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2009
Academia Europaea Member, 2012

Aradhna E. Tripati

University Early Entrance Program, 1992-1994
UC Regents Fellowship, 1996-1997
Schlanger Ocean Drilling Program Graduate Fellowship, 2000
Gates Millennium Scholarship, 2000-2002
Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award from Geological Society of America, 2002
Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2003
Wolfson College Visiting Fellowship, Univ. Cambridge, 2002-2004
Comer Abrupt Climate Change Fellowship, 2003-2005
Thomas Nevile Fellowship in Natural Sciences, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 2006-2010
UK National Environmental Research Council (NERC) Fellowship, 2006-2010
NSF ADVANCE Award Lecture, University of Arizona, 2009
UCLA Career Development Award, 2012
Hellman Fellowship, 2012-2013
Center for Biological Diversity E. O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science, 2014
National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow, 2015
Visiting International Research Chair in Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Paleoceanography, University of Western Brittany, 2015-2018
Randolph W. "Bill" and Cecile T. Bromery Award for Minorities from the Geological Society of America, 2017
Geological Society of America Fellow, 2018
UCLA Academic Senate Award for Career Commitment to Diversity, 2020
American Geophysical Union, Ambassador Award, 2021
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2021
American Geophysical Union, Willi Dansgaard Award, 2021
Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, 2021
Fellow of the European Society of Geochemistry, 2021
Fellow of the Geochemical Society, 2021

Marco Velli

American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2014

Ray Walker

American Geophysical Union Edward A. Flinn III Award, 1996

John Wasson

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellow, 1971
Asteroid 4783 named Wasson by E. and C. Shoemaker, 1991
Corresponding Member of the Danish Academy of Sciences, 1993
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1994
Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Foreign Member, 1994
Japan Society Promotion Science Fellow, 2000
Geochemical Society Fellow, 2002
J. Lawrence Smith Medal, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2003
American Geophysical Union Whipple Award, 2005

An Yin

Geological Society of America Fellow, 1994
Geological Society of America Donath Medal, 1994
Guest Professor at the Institute of Geomechanics at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, 1996
Guest Professor at the School of Earth and Space Sciences in Beijing University China, 2005-2007
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2013

Edward Young

Fellow of the European Association of Geochemistry, 2016
Fellow of the Geochemical Society, 2016