Philippe Van Cappellen wins the 2015 Science Innovation Award

Friday, December 12, 2014

Philippe Van Cappellen.Canada Excellence Research Chair Philippe Van Cappellan wins the 2015 Science Innovation Award, from the European Association of Geochemistry.

This award is given to an individual who has made a recent, significant contribution to geochemistry, helping to increase understanding of the natural processes of the Earth or planets. This year's award is a commemoration to Werner Stumm, Van Capellen’s postdoctoral advisor at the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology.

Van Cappellen, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has research in many geochemical domains including human pollutant effects on rivers and the exchange of water between surface and groundwater. He has published more than 280 research articles, and continues to remain highly involved in ecohydrology research at the University of Waterloo.

Van Cappellen will receive a medal and certificate at the annual Goldschmidt Conference, where he will give a keynote address in the area of “Iron Biogeochemistry in the Environment: From Nanoscale Processes to Macroscopic Observations.”

The conference takes place August 16-21, in Prague, Czech Republic.