“For her innovative applications of compound specific stable isotope analysis which have revolutionized geochemistry, notably by establishing the source and fate of anthropogenic organic contaminants in groundwater, and also the presence of abiogenic methane and hydrogen trapped, for more than 1 billion years, in crystalline rocks that are more than 2 km below the surface of the Canadian Shield.”
Massey College would like to congratulate Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar on being presented with the Geological Association of Canada’s highest honour. The Logan Medal is presented to an individual who has displayed distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science.
A Canada Research Chair in Isotopes of the Earth and Environment and the director of the Stable Isotope Laboratory at U of T, Sherwood Lollar has spent her career researching earth and environmental geoscience and isotope geochemistry in Canada and abroad.
Sherwood Lollar is one of only 165 Companions of the Order of Canada. She is a recipient of the Royal Society of Canada’s Bancroft Medal, an NSERC John C. Polanyi Award recipient, a Helmholtz International Fellow Award recipient for research excellence, and holds the Eni Award for Protecton of the Environment.