Donald B. Dingwell#


Donald B. Dingwell
Membership Number:2449
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
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
  • 2020 Harry H. HESS Medal of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2020 Officer of the Order of Canada
  • 2020 Arthur HOLMES Medal and Honorary Membership of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • 2019 Honorary doctorate of the National University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM)
  • 2019 Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medal of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG)
  • 2019 VIP Career Achievement Award from the Geological Association of Canada (CAC)
  • 2017 Elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences - LEOPOLDINA
  • 2017 - 2021 GUTENBERG Research Fellow, University of Mainz
  • 2016 Arthur DAY Medal – Geological Society of America
  • 2015 - 2019 President of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earths Interior (IAVCEI)
  • 2015 - present American Geophysical Union Development Board
  • 2015 - 2016 Canada First Research Excellence Fund Selection Board
  • 2015 PEACOCK Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada
  • 2014 Appointed to the Executive Committee of the Deep Carbon Observatory
  • 2014 Appointed to the Board of the Academia Europaea
  • 2014 Capital Science Evening Lecture (Washington D.C.)
  • 2014 Otto SCHOTT Research Award – Ernst-Abbe-Fonds
  • 2013 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
  • 2012 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
  • 2011 Named 3rd Secretary General of the European Research Council
  • 2010 Elected to the Royal Society of Canada
  • 2011 - 2013 Elected President of the European Geosciences Union
  • 2010 Senior Associate – Rachel Carson Center – LMU
  • European Research Council Advanced Researcher Award (2010-2011, 2014-2017*) (*suspended 9/2011-12/2013 for term as Secretary General of the ERC)
  • 2009 Elected as Union Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2008 Named as founding member of the Center for Advanced Studies – LMU
  • 2008 Chair of the Earth and Cosmic Sciences section of the Academia Europaea
  • 2008/09 Distinguished Lecturer of the Mineralogical Society of America
  • 2008 Bunsen Medal of the European Geoscience Union
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher (world´s most cited authors, 2004)
  • 1998 Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada
  • 1997 Lansdowne Lecturer of the University of Victoria
  • 1996 MSA Award - Mineralogical Society of America
  • 1995 Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America
  • 1994 NSG Distinguished Scholar - Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • 1993 - 1998 Gerhard-Hess-Research Prize of the German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 1991 Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt-Prize of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG)
  • 1989 AGU Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing - Journal of Geophysical Research
  • 1984 - 1986 Carnegie Institution of Washington Fellowship
  • 1984 - 1986 NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1980 NSERC 1967 Science Scholarship
  • 1980 University Medal for Academic Excellence


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