The Royal Society has announced that Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor, Donald Dingwell, has been elected to their Fellowship
On 6th May, the Royal Society announced that that more than 60 exceptional scientists have been elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. Donald Dingwell OC FRS MAE, Research Professor and Chair at LMU, Munich, was among those recognised for their achievements.
About Donald Dingwell
Professor Dingwell holds the Chair of Mineralogy and Petrology in the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Munich, served as European Research Council (ERC) Secretary-General from 2011 to 2013, and has been awarded with two ERC Advanced Investigator Grants. In 2019, he received the VIP Career Achievement Award from the Geological Association of Canada (CAC) for his career achievements, his intellectual abilities and his adaptability to explore widely contrasting questions in volcanology and igneous petrology. He is the first scientist working outside Canada to be so-honoured in the 25-year history of the award. Professor Dingwell, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Academia Director of the AE Munich Hub (soon to be launched), has been a valued member of the AE Cardiff Hub’s Steering Group since the Hub opened in 2016.
“It is wonderful news that Don Dingwell, one of our highly valued Steering Group Members, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. This is the greatest honour that can be bestowed by academic peers on a scientist from the UK or the Commonwealth. Fellows are elected for life through an extremely rigorous peer review process and purely on the basis of scientific excellence. It is a great pleasure to congratulate Don on his great achievement.”