Mineralogical Society of America has selected EEPS postdoctoral researcher Dr. Chenguang Sun for the society’s 2021 MSA Award. The Mineralogical Society of America Award is intended to recognize outstanding published contributions to the science of mineralogy by relatively young individuals or individuals near the beginning of their professional careers. The work must have been accomplished either before reaching the age of 35 or within 7 years of the awarding of the terminal degree. Dr. Sun is recognized for his work on interpretation of trace elements in minerals and rocks and interactions between carbonatite and peridotite and genesis of kimberlitic magmas.
Dr. Sun received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 2014 and held a post-doctoral fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 2014 to 2016. Since summer of 2016, Dr. Sun has been a post-doctoral scholar at the EEPS department of Rice University. Starting this month, Dr. Sun will join University of Texas at Austin as a tenure-track assistant professor.