Baohua Gu, a senior research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
The two societies jointly bestow the title of Geochemistry Fellow on outstanding scientists who have made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry. Gu was cited for his seminal work on elucidating key molecular-scale mechanisms that govern biogeochemical cycling of contaminants, trace metals and natural organic matter in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Gu is a corporate fellow and team leader in the Molecular-Scale Biogeochemical Processes group at ORNL and holds a joint faculty appointment with the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on understanding the transformation, movement and remediation of pollutants such as mercury, uranium and perchlorate in the environment.
Gu received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America. He will receive this new fellowship award at the Goldschmidt Conference in June.
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