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Dr Joseph Michalski elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America 2022

Dr Joseph MICHALSKI, Associate Professor of the Department of Earth Sciences and Deputy Director of the Laboratory for Space Research at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) 2022, in recognition of his efforts in forging novel and paradigm-shifting theories about Mars in the areas of volcanism, climate history, and a potential deep biosphere, as well as mentoring and training young planetary scientists, and his thoughtful leadership of geoscience programs.

GSA Fellowship is an honour bestowed once per year at the spring GSA Council meeting. GSA members are nominated by other GSA members in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the Geological Society of America through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic, and library responsibilities.

About Dr Joseph Michalski

Dr Michalski is a geologist and planetary scientist interested in mineral exploration (on any planet) and the relationship between geology, mineralogy and life, whose expertise is in clay mineralogy, clay minerals in the solar system, the geology and astrobiology of Mars, and remote sensing and spectroscopy.

He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR - Earth4D) and a senior editor for Oxford University Press.

About GSA 

GSA is a global professional society with a membership of more than 20,000 individuals in more than 100 countries. GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Society unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe with a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings. 




Department of Earth Sciences