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U-M environmental scientist Joel Blum wins 2013 Patterson Award for research on mercury
Date:2/14/2013

f the toxic metals arsenic, lead and mercury. He and his U-M research group developed new techniques for the high-precision measurement of mercury isotopes.

"Credit for the development of the mercury isotope method goes to the hard work and dedication of the many members of my outstanding research group," Blum said.

Blum has conducted field studies throughout the world, with emphasis on arctic and alpine environments, and has published more than 160 research articles. His other awards include the Nininger Prize, Presidential Faculty Fellowship and Sloan Research Fellowship. He is also an elected fellow of four professional societies. In addition to mentoring doctoral students, Blum has taught a variety of introductory and advanced courses in biogeochemistry and environmental science and has for eight years directed U-M's Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

The Geochemical Society is a nonprofit scientific society founded to encourage the application of chemistry to the solution of geological and cosmological problems. Membership is international and diverse in background, encompassing such fields as organic geochemistry, high- and low-temperature geochemistry, petrology, meteoritics, fluid-rock interaction and isotope geochemistry.


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