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Honorary Fellowship


Edmund Nickless writes: Following a proposal from the Awards Committee, Council recommends the following candidate for election to Honorary Fellowship at a future Ordinary General Meeting.

Dr Carlos Washington Rapela

Geoscientist 21.11 December 2011/January 2012

Dr Rapela is the Director of the Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas (UNLP-CONICET) in Argentina. He has been a Fellow of the Society for many years. Dr Rapela’s career has largely been established as a research scientist in the field of igneous petrology and geochemistry and their significance to tectonic evolution of the crust (in 1999 he was appointed Investigador Superior – the highest category of independent researcher accorded by CONICET). He is recognised as the top national authority in his field; in 2001 he was elected to the Argentine National Academy of Sciences and in 2008 to the National Academy of Physical and Natural Sciences. International collaboration in the past 15 – 20 years has broadened his contribution more towards the tectonic history of southern South America. He is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings and has authored or co-authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Rapela has served on many committees and panels including the Scientific Board of the IGCP where he was Chairman of the Working Group on Mineralization, Petrology and Geochemistry.
  • Fellows may nominate candidates for Honorary Fellowship at any time.