Reinhardt Thiessen Medal
This is the highest award offered by ICCP.
It recognises significant achievements and outstanding
contributions in the fields of coal and organic petrology.
Aspects to consider include:
- Significant contribution to the advancement of any branch of organic petrology on either fundamental or applied studies (or both) and consideration should be given to publications in any language.
- Contribution to the utilization of petrographic studies relating to industrial activities.
- Contribution to training, education and dissemination of organic petrology science, including establishment of organic petrology laboratories in countries with less tradition of organic petrology.
- Contribution to positioning organic petrology within other branches of science.
Members submitting a nomination should provide:
- A detailed CV including bibliography
- A supporting letter of sufficient detail to provide the basis for a laudation
- Submission of candidate’s most important publications (preferably in pdf format) is required. Translations of publications in some languages may be requested
Please send your nominations to the Chair of the Thiessen Award Committee. The deadline is and will be published in the Newsletter every year.
Dr. Maria Mastalerz
Indiana University – Bloomington
Senior Scientist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Nominations should be kept strictly confidential. Collaborative schemes in which additional support for a candidate is solicited or to which a candidate is party could result in a nomination being nullified.
Nominators of unsuccessful candidates would not be notified of their candidate’s failure to be selected. Letters of nomination will be kept on file for consideration in subsequent years. It will not be necessary for sponsors to repeat their applications unless they wish to update their candidate’s CV.
The award consists of a bronze medal and a certificate. The award committee consists of the five most recent medallists who are available. Awards are made from time to time but applications are called for every 2 years.
- 2020 Dr. Maria Mastalerz
- 2018 Prof. Dr. Reinhard F. Sachsenhofer
- 2017 Prof. Dr. Kuili Jin
- 2015 Dr Walter Pickel
- 2014 Prof. Zuleika Carreta Correa da Silva
- 2007 Dr John C. Crelling
- 2005 Dr Fariborz Goodarzi
- 2003 Dr James C. Hower
- 2002 Dr R. Marc Bustin
- 2001 Prof. Dr Manuel João Lemos de Sousa
- 2000 Mr Ralph J. Gray
- 1999 Dr Paul Robert
- 1998 Dr Javier G. Prado
- 1997 Prof. Geoffrey H. Taylor
- 1996 Dr Alan C. Cook
- 1995 Prof Dr Monika Wolf
- 1994 Dr Alan Davis
- 1993 Dr Helmut Jacob
- 1992 Dr Alex R. Cameron
- 1991 Prof Dr Claus F. K. Diessel
- 1990 Dr A. Harold V. Smith
- 1987 Prof Dr Duncan G. Murchison
- 1984 Prof William Spackman
- 1979 Dr Peter A. Hacquebard
- 1975 Dr Boris Alpern & Dr Raymond Noël
- 1971 Prof Marie-Therese Mackowsky & Dr Marlies Teichmüller
- 1968 Dr E. Hoffmann
- 1967 Prof. Innokentii I. Ammosov
- 1964 Dr Robert Potonie & Dr Erich Stach
- 1963 Dr Gilbert H. Cady
- 1956 Dr Clarence A. Seyler
Organic Petrology Award
The Organic Petrology Award was established in 2003 during the 55th ICCP Meeting in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Award recognises significant contributions by coal and organic petrologists at an intermediate stage of their career. The Organic Petrology Award is limited to applicants under 50 years of age. The award can be conferred every two years. It consists of a bronze medal and the Organic Petrology Award certificate.
Scientific contributions to consider include: scientific and/or practical contribution to various aspects of coal and organic petrology expressed, for example, in quality of the publication, their impact and significance, international recognition, scientific contribution.
Members submitting nominations should provide a letter of nomination, accompanied by any documents supporting the nomination, e.g. available or access to CV, web-based profile, list of publications etc.
The Organic Petrology Award Committee consists of the last five Awardees available. The nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Subcommittee Dr. Magdalena Misz-Kennan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of Silesia in Katowice
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Earth Sciences
The deadline for submission of nominations will be published in the ICCP Newsletter every year. For the current round the deadline is April 30, 2023.
Nominations should be kept strictly confidential. Nominators of unsuccessful candidates would not be notified about the result. Letters of nomination will be kept on file for consideration in subsequent years. It will not be necessary for sponsors to resubmit their applications unless they wish to update their candidate’s CV.
The Organic Petrology Award Committee shall send the recommendation to the ICCP Council for approval along with the check list and the laudation.
Organic Petrology Awardees
- 2021 Dr. Jolanta Kus
- 2019 Dr. Paul Hackley
- 2014 Dr. Magdalena Misz-Kennan
- 2012 Prof. Dr. Joao Graciano Mendonça Filho
- 2008 Dr. Ángeles G. Borrego
- 2006 Dr. Isabel Suárez-Ruiz
- 2004 Dr. Maria Mastalerz