SUDBURY – Dr. Stephen J. Piercey, professor of earth sciences at LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY, has been selected to receive the Waldemar Lindgren (Outstanding Young Scientist) Award for 2005 by the SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS (SEG). The award honours a scientist whose published research before he reaches the age of 35 represents an outstanding contribution to economic geology.
Only 31 years old, Piercey has published nine peer-reviewed papers, 13 government reports, three geological maps, and 40 abstracts. His research examined the relationship between magmatism, tectonics and volcanic activity and their roles in the generation of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. His work combines field mapping, observation and innovative laboratory techniques. Piercey completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2001 and joined Laurentian the same year.
SEG will make the award at its annual meeting in Keystone, Colorado, May 14-16, 2006. Information about the conference and online registration is available at www.SEG2006.org.