Doornbos Memorial Prize


The Doornbos Memorial Prize is presented to a young scientist by the Committee on Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (SEDI), in association with their biennial meetings, for outstanding work on the Earth's deep interior. It is given in honor of the Dutch seismologist, Durk Doornbos.

Doornbos Memorial Prizewinners

Prizewinner
1994
R. E. Cohen
R. Hollerbach
J. Tromp
1996
R. van der Hilst
X. Song
S. Widiyantoro
1998
D. Andrault
A. Tilgner
L. Vocadlo
2000
M. Bergman
E. Dormy
I. Sumita
2002
D. Alfe
R. Holme
S. Labrosse
2004
A. Deuss
C. Farnetani
2006
J. Aubert
K.Koper
J. Mound
2008
N. Gillet
J. Hernlund
L. Li
Prizewinner Recognized for
2010
M. Le Bars pionnering laboratory models of planetary mantle and core fluid dynamics
D. Shim systematic studies of mineral phase transformations and thermoelastic properties at high temperatures and pressures, with an emphasis on elucidating the role of the post-perovskite transformation in the deep mantle
J. Wookey innovative analysis of seismic data to reveal seismic anisotropic structure, with a view to constraining physical mechanisms of deformation and fabric formation in the Earth's deep interior
2012
R. Deguen his particularly innovative contributions to understanding the dynamics and evolution of the inner core and its interactions with the surrounding fluid.
C. Finlay theoretical and applied contributions to understanding the nature and source of the geodynamo secular variation, and unselfish cooperation in research.
2014
N. Schmerr cross-disciplinary studies into the detailed natures of seismic discontinuities in the upper mantle, which give new views to mineralogical interpretation and their dynamical relationship with surface tectonic features of the Earth.
K. Ohta outstanding experimental studies on phase transitions, thermal and electrical conductivities of materials in the lowermost mantle at high temperatures and pressures, which constrain strongly the interpretation of the dynamics of the core-mantle boundary region.
B. Sreenivasan fundamental contributions to our understanding of vortex dynamics and magnetic field stability in dynamo system and applications to the Earth's core.
2016
C. Davies linking core dynamics to paleomagnetic observations and seminal work on the geophysical implications of deep earth diffusivities.
K. Hori novel studies of core physics, including the development of a new tool to give us an independent source of information about the geomagnetic field.
S. Tateno cutting edge experimental studies of the structure of deep Earth minerals made over the entire range of deep Earth conditions.
2018
P. Koelemeijer careful and broad analysis of body and normal mode seismic data, integrated with mineral physics to constrain the state and dynamics of the lowermost mantle.
M. Landeau innovative laboratory experiments on core formation and for numerical dynamo models that link past history of the geomagnetic field to the evolution of the core.
R. Nomura development and execution of high pressure experiments that improve our understanding of melting and deformation of Earth's mantle and core.