April 2021 Issue Table of Contents
Professor Dingwell Elected to the Royal Society
Geoscientist Professor Donald Bruce Dingwell is Chair of Mineralogy and Petrology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) and also the current Director of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at that university. In recognition of his scientific achievements, he has now been elected to the Royal Society (UK).
The Royal Society is a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, having been founded in 1660. Each year, the Royal Society elects up to 52 Fellows and 10 Foreign Fellows to its ranks. The Royal Society currently has about 1,700 Fellows, including 74 Nobel laureates.
Prof. Dingwell is active in the field of experimental geomaterials research, with primary applications in petrology and volcanology. An example of his latest research on magma viscosity was recently published in Nature (2021, v592 pp 237-241). Prof. Dingwell has previously received numerous national, European, and international awards. These include fellowship to the Royal Society of Canada, the Academia Europaea (a European-wide academy headquartered in London, UK), and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The Royal Society Fellowship will be his fifth academy election.