1988 Silver Medal CNRS
1996 Miller Professor of the University of California at Berkeley
1998 Geochemistry Fellow (Europ. Ass. Geochem. & Geochem. Soc.)
1999 Crosby Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2000 Steinbach Visiting Scholar (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
2000 Member of the Academia Europae
2000 Norman Bowen Award of the American Geophysical Union
2001 Arthur Holmes Medal of the European Union of Geosciences
2002 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
2002 Highly Cited Researcher certificate, Institute of Scientific Information
2003 Moore Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
2003 Nature Lifeline.
2004 Jaeger-Hales Lecturer Australian National University
2006 Invited Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, Tokyo University
2008-2014 Wiess Visiting Professor Rice University, Houston.
2008 VM Goldschmidt Award of the Geochemical Society.
2010 McDonnell Distinguished Fellow of the Washington University, Saint-Louis