EMU Research Excellence Medal

The EMU Medal Committee calls upon the member societies and all European mineralogists for nominations for the EMU Research Excellence Medal 2021.  The medal is presented to an early career scientist who has made significant contributions to research in mineralogy and whose professional and societal activities contribute to strengthening scientific links in Europe. Nominees will normally have completed their PhDs within 15 years (or equivalent once career breaks have been accounted for)  of the closing date for nominations.

The deadline for applications is 1st of June 2021 to the Chair of the Medal Committee, Dr. Encarnación Ruiz Agudo. Please submit the nomination cover page and all other documents directly to Dr. Encarnación Ruiz Agudo.

The award ceremony is held before the medal talk given during an international meeting of relevance to Mineralogical Sciences selected according to the winner’s expertise. EMU will provide partial support for the travel expenses.

As a new initiative (since 2019), the medallists will receive financial support from EMU to present their research at several European institutions (who will apply for such lectures).

Medallist Committee

Chair Encarnación Ruiz Agudo (Granada, Spain)
Members Anders Meibom (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Tiziana Boffa Ballaran (Bayreuth, Germany)


1995 Christian Chopin and Philippe Gillet
1996 Alan B. Woodland
1997 Simon A.T. Redfern
1998 Ross John Angel
1999 Alessandro Pavese and Mihály Pósfai
2000 Leonid Dubrovinsky and Björn Winkler
2001 Stefano Poli
2002 John P. Brodholt and Sergey V. Krivovichev
2003 Eugen Libowitzky
2004 Martin Kunz
2005 David Dobson
2006 Luca Bindi and Bruno Lanson
2007 Artem R. Oganov
2008 Anders Meibom
2009 Max Wilke
2010 Fabrizio Nestola
2011 Sébastien Merkel
2012 Richard Harrison
2013 Diego Gatta and Razvan Caracas
2014 Encarnación Ruiz-Agudo
2015 István Kovács
2016 Sylvie Demouchy
2017 Marc Blanchard
2018 Katharina Marquardt
2019 Nadège Hilairet
2020 Oliver Plümper