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Geology & Geophysics professor named AGU Fellow

Newest geology faculty member honored for contributions to earth science.

Tonie van Dam, a professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, is among the 62 earth scientists named fellows of the American Geophysical Union.

Van Dam is the newest faculty member in the department, coming to the U from the University of Luxembourg. Her research is in geodesy, the science of the geometry of the Earth and its gravitational field.

According to the American Geophysical Union, fellows are recognized for exceptional contributions in the Earth and space sciences community through breakthrough, discovery, or innovation in their disciplines. Since 1962, AGU has elected fewer than 0.1% of members to join this prestigious group. The 2020 class of Fellows will be recognized at the all-virtual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December.

Van Dam is the fourth AGU Fellow at the U, joining professor Gabriel Bowen, department chair and distinguished professor Thure Cerling and associate vice president for research Diane Pataki.