Isabelle Daniel reçoit le SFMC Merit Award 2024

Congratulations to Isabelle Daniel from the whole laboratory for her SFMC award!!!! The award will be presented to her during EMC 2024 (Dublin, August 18-23).

Isabelle Daniel is best known for her contribution to the modeling of fluid-mineral interactions in hydrothermalism and subduction using high-pressure, high-temperature experiments. Isabelle has developed various types of in situ spectroscopy using both in-house and synchrotron facilities. She has carried out outstanding work on volatilization reactions involving serpentine and carbonate minerals, partitioning and fractionation of various elements in C-O-H-Cl fluid systems, and the reactivity of organic compounds at high pressure. This latter work has paved the way for the study of interactions between geochemical and biochemical processes under extreme P-T conditions, and has inspired numerous studies linked to the fundamental question of the origin of life. In addition to these scientific achievements, Isabelle has successfully trained several students who have gone on to become brilliant scientists, and has impressed many collaborators with her ability to transform and inspire new avenues of research. Finally, Professor Daniel has been extremely active at international level (e.g. on Deep Carbon Observatory committees) and in her home institution (Lyon), providing outstanding service to the Earth sciences community.

Committee members : Fabrice Gaillard, Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova, George Calas, Elisabeth Cottrell, Nadia Malaspina, Isabella Pignatelli, Max Schmidt.