Donald B. Dingwell#


Donald B. Dingwell
Email:dingwell 'at' lmu.de
Membership Number:2449
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:ddingwell
Elected:2007
Homepage:http://www.en.mineralogie.geowissenschaften.uni-muenchen.de/personen/chair/dingwell/index.html


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011-2013 3rd Secretary General - European Research Council
  • 2008-2011 Appointed Research Professor for Experimental Volcanology (LMUExcellent program of the Bundesexzellentinitiative)
  • 2004-2005 Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences, LMU Munich
  • 2002-present founding Director - Department for Earth and Enviromental Sciences - University of Munich
  • 2000-present Chair of Mineralogy and Petrology and Head of the Institute of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Munich
  • 1992 Dr. rer.nat.habil. Geochemistry, University of Bayreuth
  • 1991-2000 Scientific Manager (geschäftsführender Mitarbeiter), Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für Experimentelle Geochemie und Geophysik (Bayerisches Geoinstitut), Uni Bayreuth
  • 1987-1991 Deputy Director (wiss. Assistent) - Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für Experimentelle Geochemie und Geophysik (Bayerisches Geoinstitut), Universität Bayreuth
  • 1986-1987 Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) - Earth and Planetary Sciences - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • 1984-1986 Carnegie Postdoctoral fellow - Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C., USA
  • 1980-1984 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 1967 Science Scholar - The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 1980 Senior Field Assistant - Department of Mines and Energy, Newfoundland
  • 1979 Explorationist - Esso Resources Offshore Drilling Office, St. John's, Newfoundland
  • 1978 Explorationist - Esso Resources Frontier Office, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1977 Operator/Technician, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Corner Brook, Newfoundland
  • 1976 Announcer/Operator, CBC, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental geosciences
  • Volcanic propcesses
  • Mineralogy, petrology
  • Geochemistry

Honours and Awards
  • Elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences - LEOPOLDINA (2017)
  • GUTENBERG Research Fellow (2017-2021) University of Mainz
  • Arthur DAY Medal – Geological Society of America (2016)
  • elected President of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earths Interior (IAVCEI)(2015-2019)
  • American Geophysical Union Development Board (2015-)
  • Canada First Research Excellence Fund Selection Board (2015-2016)
  • PEACOCK Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada (2015)
  • Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Deep Carbon Observatory (2014)
  • Appointed to the Board of the Academia Europaea (2014-2016)
  • Capital Science Evening Lecture (Washington D.C.) (2014)
  • Otto SCHOTT Research Award – Ernst-Abbe-Fonds (2014)
  • Elected to the German National Academy of Science and Engineering – ACATECH (2013)
  • Norman Levi BOWEN Award of the American Geophysical Union (2013)
  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany - Bundesverdienstkreuz (2013)
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) – bestowed by University College London (2012)
  • D.Sc. (honoris causa) – bestowed by the University of Alberta, CA (2012)
  • AAAS Topical Lecturer – Vancouver, CA (2012)
  • Named 3rd Secretary General of the European Research Council (2011)
  • Elected to the Royal Society of Canada (2010)
  • Elected President of the European Geosciences Union (2011-2013)
  • Senior Associate – Rachel Carson Center – LMU (2010-)
  • European Research Council Advanced Researcher Award (2010-2011, 2014-2017*) (*suspended 9/2011-12/2013 for term as Secretary General of the ERC)
  • Elected as Union Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2009)
  • Named as founding member of the Center for Advanced Studies – LMU (2008-)
  • Chair of the Earth and Cosmic Sciences section of the Academia Europaea (2008-)
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the Mineralogical Society of America (2008/09)
  • Bunsen Medal of the European Geoscience Union (2008)
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher (world´s most cited authors, 2004)
  • Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada (1998)
  • Lansdowne Lecturer of the University of Victoria (1997)
  • MSA Award - Mineralogical Society of America (1996)
  • Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (1995)
  • NSG Distinguished Scholar - Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (1994)
  • Gerhard-Hess-Research Prize of the German Science Foundation (DFG) (1993-98)
  • Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt-Prize of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) (1991)
  • AGU Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing - Journal of Geophysical Research (1989)
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington Fellowship (1984-1986)
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship (1984-86)
  • NSERC 1967 Science Scholarship (1980)
  • University Medal for Academic Excellence (1980)


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