Frank Hawthorne#


Frank Hawthorne
Membership Number:5296
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CANADA
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0001-6405-9931
Homepage: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/departments/geo_sciences/research_facilities/FrankHawthorne.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • Sep 2018 - present Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
  • May 1997 - Sept 2018 Distinguished Professor, Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Jan 2001 - Dec 2014 Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Crystallography & Mineralogy, University of Manitoba
  • July 1994 - Jun 1995 Visiting Professor, Institute of Crystallography, Univ. of Pavia, Italy
  • July 1985 - Apr 1997 Professor, Geological Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Sept 1984 - Jun 1985 Associate Professor, Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Sept 1980 - Aug 1984 University Research Fellow, Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Sept 1975 - Aug 1980 Research Associate, Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • Sept 1973 - Aug 1975 Post Doctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba

Fields of Scholarship
  • Applications of graph theory and combinatorial topology to crystallography and the solid state
  • Control of chemical reactions in minerals by bond topology
  • Connection of thermodynamic properties of minerals by bond topology and crystal-structure connectivity
  • Theories of the chemical bond, and topological aspects of bonding in solids
  • Crystal chemistry of complex minerals (amphiboles, staurolite, tourmaline, sapphirine, kornerupine)
  • Short-Range Order/Disorder in Rock-forming Minerals through a multitechnique approach
  • Structural classification of minerals and the effect of bonding topology on properties and behaviour
  • Crystal structure analysis of minerals and inorganic materials of unknown structure
  • Crystallization of salt minerals in natural saline lakes and synthetic aqueous brines

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Appointed Companion of the Order of Canada
  • 2018 Buerger Medal, American Crystallographic Association
  • 2017 Fersman Medal, Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 Elected Honorary Fellow, Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia
  • 2015 Elected Life Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
  • 2015 Elected Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 2013 Roebling Medal, Mineralogical Society of America
  • 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Government of Canada
  • 2010 IMA Medal, International Mineralogical Association
  • 2008 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences, Canada Council
  • 2007 Elected Geochemistry Fellow by Geochemical Society & European Assoc. for Geochemistry
  • 2006 Elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 Hawley Medal, Mineralogical Association of Canada
  • 1995 Schlumberger Medal, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain
  • 1993 Willet G. Miller Medal, Royal Society of Canada
  • 1991 Killam Fellowship, Canada Council
  • 1990 Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
  • 1985 Elected Fellow, Geological Association of Canada
  • 1984 Hawley Medal, Mineralogical Association of Canada
  • 1978 Elected Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

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