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ACS Geochemistry Medal Symposium honors rock weathering researcher

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April 04, 2017 Share This!

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SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have organized a variety of geochemistry symposia at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting.

As chair of the 2017 Geochemistry Division Medal Committee, Sebastien Kerisit has co-organized, with Alexis Navarre-Sitchler from the Colorado School of Mines, a symposium to honor the medal recipient, Susan Brantley. A professor from Pennsylvania State University, Brantley is a driving force in rock weathering, a series of intricate processes that shape our world.

At PNNL, Kerisit researches a wide range of geochemistry topics, including the chemistry of mineral-water interfaces, carbon capture and sequestration, the corrosion of glasses by water, the mechanisms of mineral nucleation and growth, and the redox chemistry properties of natural systems. Kerisit has organized and chaired eight symposia at ACS national meetings over the last five years.

The 2017 Geochemistry Division Medal: Symposium in Honor of Dr. Susan Brantley began Tuesday morning at 8:30 am.

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