Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award


Application Deadline Friday, March 1, 2024

Award Description

The Award is to recognize mid-career scientists for excellence in the contribution of new knowledge to clay minerals science through original and scholarly research. The Awardee is to be within the ages of 39 and 60 and a full member of The Clay Minerals Society (CMS).

Nomination Guidelines

The nomination shall consist of a nominating letter from the nominator and the resume of the nominee. Supporting letters are not required. The nomination letter should summarize the major accomplishments and contributions of the nominee to clay minerals science, and explain why the nominee is especially well qualified to receive the Jackson Award. The resume of the nominee should not exceed 4 pages and it can be prepared with assistance from the nominee.

Nominating materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair by e-mail no later than Friday, March 1, 2024.

Submit the nomination package to:

Professor Joseph W. Stucki
Awards Committee Chair
Phone: 217-333-9636


The Awardee will be selected by the CMS Awards Committee and approved by the CMS Council.  The decision of the Council will be announced at the 2024 Annual Meeting. At the discretion of the CMS Awards Committee, an unsuccessful candidate for the Award may be renominated the next year.  A nominee will only be considered for three consecutive years, unless an extension is granted by the Awards Committee.


The Award will be presented at the 2025 Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society, at which the Awardee will be expected to present a plenary lecture.

Award Amount and Expenses

The CMS will pay an honorarium and travel expenses as specified in the Award letter sent by the President of CMS. The local organizing committee will provide conference registration and lodging accommodations.Current Recipient

Latest Recipient

Awardee: Dr. Christophe Tournassat
Presented: The CMS 2023 Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

Affiliation: ISTO laboratory, University of Orléans, France & Lawrence Berkeley Lab, USA

Lecture Title: “Electrostatic Interactions at Clay Minerals Surfaces: At the Crossroads Between Mineralogy,  Geochemistry and Physics””

Past Recipients

1992 – Joseph W. Stucki
1993 – Jan Srodon
1994 – Stephen Guggenheim
1995 – David L. Bish
1996 – Darrell G. Schulze
1997 – Jerry M. Bigham
1998 – Murray McBride
1999 – Stephen Boyd
2000 – Jillian Banfield
2008 – Hailiang Dong
2009 – Lynda B. Williams

2001 – Cliff T. Johnston
2002 – Sridhar Komarneni
2003 – Peter Komadel
2004 – Fred J. Longstaffe
2005 – Samuel J. Traina
2006 – J. Theo Kloprogge
2007 – Paul A. Schroeder
2010 – Toshihiro Kogure
2011 – Douglas K. McCarty
2012 – Jeffery Post
2013 – George Christidis

2014 – Will P. Gates
2015 – Balwant Singh
2016 – Janice Bishop
2018 – Stephen Hillier
2019 – Colleen M. Hansel
2020 – Eric E. Roden

2021 – Hongping He
2022 – Young-Shin Jun
2023 – Christophe Tournassat
2024 – Eric Ferrage (to present at the 2024 Annual Meeting)