Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences

The Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences goes to women who have made a significant contribution to geosciences in their PhD or postdoctoral research.

Else-Ragnhild Neumann is Norway's first female professor of geology.

The award was established in 2018. Awarded by The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics in cooperation with The Department of Geosciences.


The 2019 award

Andreia Plaza-Faverola. Photo: David Jensen/UiT
Andreia Plaza-Faverola. Photo: David Jensen/UiT

The award winner for 2019 was recognised at a special event at The Dept. of Geosciences and CEED at Toppsenteret, Forskningsparken, Oslo on 22.11.2019.

Prize winner Andreia Plaza-Faverola: the award committee concluded the research outcome of Andreia Plaza-Faverola deserves recognition due to its originality, high quality and impact. Her research in marine geophysics is original as she links gas emission occurrences in Arctic marine environment with the effects of glaciation/deglaciation and changes in tectonic stress.

See also: The nomination and presentation of the winner.


The 2018 award

​​​​​The 2018 award winners: Anja Røyne to the left in the photo with Grace Shepard to the right. Here with Professor Emerita Else-Ragnhild Neumann. Photo: Johannes Jakob/UiO
​​​​​The 2018 award winners: Anja Røyne to the left in the photo with Grace Shepard to the right. Here with Professor Emerita Else-Ragnhild Neumann. Photo: Johannes Jakob/UiO

The 2018 award had two winners, and they were recognised at the special symposium for Else-Ragnhild Neumann 80st anniversary on 07.12.2018:

Prize winner Anja Røyne: deserved recognition for her investigations of mineral growth in porous media, fluid and hydration and crystal growth that provides a very interesting contribution to the poorly known nano- and micro-scale processes.

Prize winner Grace E. Shephard: always make original, rigorous and very robust quantitative contribution on mantle dynamics. The analysis provides fundamental contribution on understanding the link between shallow surface process and deep mantle dynamics.

Se also (in Norwegian): To UiO-forskere fikk Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences 2018

Published Nov. 22, 2019 4:22 PM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2019 4:22 PM