Committees


Leonard Medal Committee
This Committee recommends to the Council candidates for the Leonard Medal, the Nier Prize and in even-numbered years for Society Fellowships. Five members serve staggered five-year terms; each year the President appoints one new member. The President also appoints the chair; starting in 2012 the chair will be the member who is serving in his/her fourth year.

    Roger Hewins 2021
    
Richard Binzel 2019
    
Maria Schönbächler 2021
    Phil Bland 2018
    Sara Russell (Chair) 2018

Prior members: 
Christine Floss 2017, Noriko Kita 2015, Herbert Palme 2014, François Robert 13, Conel Alexander 2013, T. McCoy, 2012, M. Gaffey 11, M. Grady 10, C. Koeberl 09, F. Podosek 08, T. Swindle 07, H. Nagahara M. 05, Chaussidon 04, G. Herzog 04, K. Keil 03, U. Krähenbühl 02, E. Jessberger 01, 06, J. Wasson 00, G. Crozaz 00, J. Papike 99, J. Wood 98, O. Eugster 97, P. Pellas 96, D. Bogard 95, R. Brett 94, J. Arnold 93, R. N. Clayton 92, G. Kurat 91, A. El Goresy 90, J. Veverka 89, S. Chang 88, R. Pepin 87.

Rules governing the operation of the Leonard Medal Committee and nominations for the Leonard Medal and Nier Prize are here.


Barringer Award Committee
This Committee has four members appointed by the President. One member (whose term expires in a year preceding an even year divisible by four) is nominated by the Barringer Crater Company and appointed by the President. All members serve staggered, 4-year terms. The Chair is normally the senior member and is appointed by the President for a one-year term.

    Akiko Nakamura 2019
    
Alex Deutsch (chair) 2017
    John G. Spray 2018
    Michael Poelchau 2020
    

Prior members: 
Mark Burchell 16, A. Crosta 15, B. Cohen 14, J. Plescia, 13, J. Morgan 12, C. Koeberl 11, E. Pierazzo 11, N. Barlow 10, N. Artemieva 09, B. Milkereit 08, D. Stöffler 07, J. Melosh 06, U. Reimold 05, B. Ivanov 04, D. Kring 03, F. Hörz 02, T. Ahrens 01, A. Deutsch 00, R. Grieve 99, B. French 98, B. Glass 97, M. Dence 96, E. Shoemaker 95, B. Dietz 94, R. Grieve 93, P. Barringer 89, F. Hörz 89.

Rules governing the operation of the Barringer Award Committee and nominations for the Barringer Award are here.


Publications Committee      
This Committee was established to oversee  Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Six appointed members serve staggered three-year terms. One of the appointed members serves as chair for a two-year term.  
   
     
      Alan Rubin 2018
      Tomoki Nakamura 2019
      Ian Lyon 2017
      Akira Tsuchiyama 2017
      Cecile Engrand (chair) 2017

      Martin Bizzarro 2019


There is also one ex officio member: the Society Treasurer.


Prior members:     Keiko Nakamura-Messenger 2016, Denton Ebel 2016, George Flynn 2015,  H. Nekvasil 14, S. Desch 14, T. Makouchi 14, R. Wieler 13, A. Pack 13, L. Nittler 12, N. Dauphas 12, C. Goodrich 12, B. Zanda 11, D. Mittlefehldt 11, D. Lauretta 10, R. Wieler 10, S. Russell 08, H. Connolly 06, D. Stöffler 06, A. Davis 05, G. Herzog 05, H. McSween 04, C. Koeberl 04, U. Ott 03, M. Norman 03, R. Taylor 02, G. Huss 02.


Rules governing the operation of the Publications Committee are here.



Joint Publications Committee
This Committee is constituted jointly by the Meteoritical Society and the Geochemical Society to oversee Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Six members are appointed to 3-year terms by the Presidents of the Meteoritical and Geochemical Societies in consultation with the Editors and the Committee chair. At least two members are nominated by each Society.

    Steve Shirey (GS) 2018
    George Flynn (MS) 2018
    Liz Canuel (GS, Chair) 2017

    Mark Rehkamper (GS) 2019

    Thorsten Kleine (MS) 2019

    Jisun Park (MS) 2019


There are also five ex officio members: Editor of GCA, Editor of Meteoritics and Planetary Science, Editor of Special Publications Series of Geochemical Society, and the Presidents of the Meteoritical Society and Geochemical Society.

Prior members: Chris Koeberl (MS) 2016, Andy Davis (MS) 2016, Jeremy Fein (GS) 2016, David Hilton (GS) 2015, Tracy Rushmer (MS) 2015, K. Freeman 14, M. Humayun 13, M. Bar-Matthews 13, J. Grossman, 13,  B. Zanda 12, V. Salters 12, D. Wesolowski 12, B. Casey 11, D. Mittlefehldt 10, B. Marty 10, R. Byrne 09, C. Koeberl 07, N. Ostrom 07, U. Ott 06, J. Matsuda 05, S. McLennan 05, S. Brantley 03, G. McKay 03, L. Leshin 02, A. Manceau 02, S. Sandford 01, G. Sposito 01, E. Shock 00, G. Turner 00, L. Grossman 99, R. M. Mitterer 99, F. Podosek 98, H. Palme 97, P. Deines 97, D. Sverjensky 95, D. Woolum 94, A. Levinson 92, R. Taylor 88, M. Drake 88, E. Anders 85.


Rules governing the operation of the Joint Publications Committee are here.



Endowment Committee
The Committee consists of five members, at least four of whom must be Meteoritical Society members, and one ex officio member, the Society Treasurer. Members are appointed by the President for three-year terms, and may be re-appointed without limit. The President shall designate one of the members to serve as Chair.

    Drew Barringer (Co-chair, 2nd term) 2017
    Rhian Jones 2019
    Gary Huss 2017
    Uwe Reimold (Co-chair, 2nd term) 2017
    Allan Treiman (2nd term) 2019

Ex officio member: Treasurer of the Meteoritical Society


Prior members: Paul Warren 2017, J. Goldstein 14, M. Caffee 13, T Swindle, 11, C. Kohl 10, F. Kyte 09, G. Herzog 09, J. Goldstein 06, C. Hohenberg 04, K. Keil 03, T. Dickinson 02, H. McSween 01, M. Lipschutz 01, E. Anders 98.


Rules governing the operation of the Endowment Committee are here.



Audit Committee
The Audit Committee consists of three Society members who are not on the Council and are not affiliated with the institution of any Treasurer who served during that fiscal year. Members serve staggered, three-year, renewable terms, with one member acting as Chair. Appointment of new members and selection of the Chair will be made by the President who is in office at the end of the fiscal year, at least one month before the end of the fiscal year.

    Beda Hofmann (chair) 2017
    Jutta Zipfel 2019
    Harold Connolly (2nd term) 2018

Prior members:   Susan Taylor 2016, B. Marty 14, Mini Wadhwa 13, Andrew Davis 12, N. Chabot 10, J. Jones 10, D. Ebel 09


Rules governing the operation of the Audit Committee are here.



Nomenclature Committee
This committee is responsible for establishing guidelines for the naming of new meteorites and for overseeing the publication of the Meteoritical Bulletin in Meteoritics and Planetary Science. Twelve members are appointed to 3-year terms by the President for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

    Francis McCubbin (1st term) 2018
    Laurence Garvie (chair) (1st term) 2018
    Mutsumi Komatsu 2019
    Hasnaa Chennaoui-Aoudjehane 2017
    Vinciane Debaille (1st term) 2017
    Emma Bullock (1st term) 2017
    Knut Metzler (2nd term) 2018
    Jerome Gattacceca (1st term) 2016
    Tasha Dunn (2nd term)  2016


Ex officio members: Vice-President of the Society (Trevor Ireland) and the Editors of the Meteoritical Bulletin (Audrey Bouvier) and the Meteoritical Bulletin Database (Jeff Grossman).

Prior Members: Takashi Mikouchi 2016, Carl Agee (chair) 18, Alex Ruzicka 15, C. Herd (chair) 15, C. Smith 15, K. Welton 15, S. Mostefaoui 14, H. Haack 14, C. Agee 13, P. Rochette 13, M. Weisberg 13, R. Greenwood 12, S.V.S. Murty 12, W. Hsu 11, H. Chennaoui 10, A. Yamaguchi 10, R. Scorzelli 10, R. Ash 09, G. Benedix 09, M. Zolensky 09, K. Righter 09, J. Zipfel 08, R. Jones 08, L. Folco 08, H. Connolly 08, J. Grossman 07, M. Nazarov 07, S. Russell 06, J. Goswami 06, Y. Lin 05, R. Harvey 04, D. Kring 04, M. Kimura 04, T, McCoy 03, B. Zanda 02, A. Brearley 02, M. Wadhwa 01, D. Weber 01, M. Ivanova 00, M. Lindstrom 98, N. Nakamura 98, M. Prinz 97, A. Rubin 97, S. Wang 97, A. Bevan 96, E. Scott 95, M. Petaev 94, R. Khotinok 89, E. Olsen 89, L. Schultz 88, Ziyuan Ouyang 88.


The procedures of the Nomenclature Committee may be found here


Rules governing the operation of the Nomenclature Committee are here.



Paul Pellas - Graham Ryder (Best Student Paper) Award Committee
Committee members are appointed for three year terms: three are appointed by the President of the Meteoritical Society and three by the Chair of the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America.

   
    Randy Korotev (MS) 2017
    Katherine Joy (Chair, MS) 2019
    Jon Friedrich (MS) 2019
    Brad Thomsom (GSA) 2018

    Sharon Wilson Purdy (GSA) 2019

    Emily Martin (MS) 2019


Prior members of MS: Susan Schwenzer (MS) 2016, Debra Buczkowski (GSA) 2016, Danielle Wyrick (GSA) 2016, Phil Bland (MS) 2015, Devon Burr (GSA) 2015, H. Downes 14, M. Trieloff 13, D. Lauretta 12, C. Floss 11, L. Prockter 10, M. Weisberg 09, H. Frey 09, A. Meibom 08 (1 year), M. Wadhwa 08, I. Sanders 07, P. Hardersen 07, R. Anderson 06, H. Connolly 06, C. Hohenberg 05, U. Ott 04, J. Zimbelman 03, I. Gilmour 03, D. Britt 02, E. Jessberger 02, M. Lindstrom 01.


Prior members of GSA: B. Anderson 14, D. Burr 13, D. Kattenhorn 13, D. Williams 12, J. Aubele 11, L. Prockter 10, H. Frey 09, A. Yingst 08, P. Harderson 07, R. Anderson 06, M. Kelley 05, M. Chapman 04.


Rules governing the operation of the Paul Pellas - Graham Ryder (Best Student Paper) Award Committee and nominations for the Paul Pellas - Graham Ryder (Best Student Paper) Award are here.


Nominating Committee
The Committee consists of six members who are appointed in odd-numbered years and serve until the following election. Members of the 2017-2018 committee are:


Monica Grady (Chair)
Kevin McKeegan

Nancy Chabot

Shogo Tachibana

Guy Libourel

Barbara Cohen  


Prior members: 15-16: Hasnaa Chennaoui, Marina Ivanova, Takashi Mikouchi (chair), Rosa Scorzelli, Ed Scott, Yangting Lin; 13-14: H. Nagahara (chair), G. Benedix, W. Bottke, D. Ebel, M. Gounelle, D. Kring; 11-12: R. Wieler (chair), J. Goldstein, C. Kohl, G. Osinski, A. Yamaguchi, B. Zanda; 09-10: A. Brearley (chair), T. Burbine, C. Floss, T. Nakamura, S. Russell, D. Stoeffler; 07-08: G. Huss (chair), A. Bischoff, T. Ireland, M. Killgore, M. Kimura, I. Sanders, M. Wadhwa; 05-06: B. Zanda (chair), P. Bland, A. Davis, I. Hutcheon, Y. Lin, A. Pack; 03-04: D. Bogard (chair), A. Davis, M. Gaffey, M. Grady, C. Kohl, H. Nagahara, D. Stöffler; 01-02: G. Herzog (chair), D. Bogard, M. Ebihara, K. Lodders, F. Robert, R. Wieler, and D. Woolum; 99-00: T. Dickinson (chair), M. Grady, L. Leshin, H. McSween, R. Taylor; 97-98: G. MacPherson (chair), T. Dickinson, G. Huss, C. Koeberl, S. Ross Taylor; 95-96: G. Crozaz (chair), E. Anders, W. Cassidy, U. Ott and H. Takeda; 93-94: R. Taylor (chair), P. Eberhardt, R. Hutchison, K. Keil, G. Lugmair; 91-92: P. Pellas (chair), D. Burnett, E. Olsen, E. Scott, R. Taylor.


Rules governing the operation of the Nominating Committee are here.



Membership Committee
The Committee consists of at least 5 members who are appointed by the President and serve 3-year terms. The Committee deals with membership issues, the public image of the Society, and administers the Service Award. Members are:

    Ludovic Ferriere 2017
    Rhiannon Mayne 2017
    Erin Walton (Chair) 2018

    Matthias Meie2019

    Gretchin Benedix 2019
    Devin Schrader 2019
    Tomas Kohout 2017


Prior members:  Katie Dyl 2016, Shoichi Itoh 2016, M. Strait 14, A. Ruzicka 14, L. Lebofsky, J. Zipfel 2013, T. Kunihiro 13, P Bland 12, G. Huss 11, A. Yamaguchi 10, H. Chennaoui 10, C. Kohl 08, C. Smith 08


Rules governing the operation of the Membership Committee are here.




McKay Award Committee
The McKay Award selection committee shall consist of a chair, a vice-chair, and at least four other members, all of whom serve for one year. The chair is appointed by the president. The vice-chair shall be, ex officio, the person serving as chair of the program committee of the annual meeting at which the selection is made; if this person is unable to serve, the program committee may delegate a replacement. The other members of the committee are selected by the chair, in consultation with the vice-chair.

  Tasha Dunn (Chair) 2017
  Karen Ziegler 2017
  

Prior chairs: Uwe Reimold (vice chair) 2016, Kuni Nishiizumi (vice chair) 2015,  E. Walton (vice-chair) 13, C. Corrigan 13, F. Ciesla 12, B.-G. Choi 11, S. Messenger 10, M. Wadhwa 09


Rules governing the operation of the McKay  Award Committee and nominations for the McKay Award are here.



The terms of all committee members expire on December 31st of the year indicated with the two following exceptions. Members of the Paul Pellas - Graham Ryder Award Committee serve until after the next LPS meeting. Nominating Committee members serve until the election of the next council.

Society members who are interested in serving on any of these Committees should contact the Secretary, Greg Herzog.

Previous council members are listed here.