2019 nserc Gerhard herzberg gold medal
Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Companion of the Order of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society London and the Royal Society of Canada, is a University Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is a Canada Research Chair in Isotopes of the Earth and Environment, Norman Keevil Chair in Ore Deposit Geology, CIFAR Fellow and Co-Director of Earth 4D- Subsurface Science and Exploration, and Past-President of the Geochemical Society. In 2015 she was named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and in 2019 a Fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry. Sherwood Lollar has published on stable isotope geochemistry and hydrogeology, the fate of carbon-bearing fluids and gases such as CO2, CH4 and H2 in ancient fracture waters in the Earth’s crust, and deep subsurface microbiology. She has been a recipient of many academic awards (including the NGWA Darcy Lecturer, Canada Council Killam Fellowship and NSERC Accelerator, and Steacie Awards), the 2012 Eni Award for Protection of the Environment, 2012 Geological Society of America Geomicrobiology and Geobiology Prize, 2014 International Helmholtz Fellowship, 2016 NSERC John Polanyi Award, 2016 Bancroft Award for the Royal Society of Canada, 2018 Logan Medal of the Geological Association of Canada, 2019 C.C. Patterson Award in Environmental Geochemistry from the Geochemical Society, 2019 Fellow of the Royal Society London and most recently Canada's highest award for sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian science and engineering the 2019 NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal. Sherwood Lollar has served on many advisory boards including NSERC Council, the United States National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board, and is currently Director of the Earth, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Division of the Royal Society of Canada. She was Chair of the 2018 United States National Academy of Sciences Review for the Strategy for Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe.