The Deep Carbon Observatory is delighted to announce the 2019 recipients of its Emerging Leader Award: Sergey Lobanov (GFZ Potsdam, Germany), Cara Magnabosco (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), Shaunna Morrison (Carnegie Institution for Science, USA) and Ding Pan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China).
These DCO awards honor early career researchers for their distinguished performance and unique potential as leaders of the deep carbon science community. The awards have been bestowed on two to four outstanding early career scientists each year since 2015.
The 2019 recipients were selected through a competitive process, which included an open call for nominations from the DCO community. Past award recipients can be viewed on DCO's Honors and Awards page.
Sergey Lobanov, GFZ Potsdam
“One of the unique features of the DCO is its willingness to support young scientists with fresh ideas about big scientific questions. A great number of high-quality research projects led by creative young scientists benefited directly from the DCO support. This is why I am profoundly honored to be among the recipients of the 2019 DCO Emerging Leaders Award and why I would like to thank the DCO for the recognition of my research.”
Cara Magnabosco, ETH Zürich
“The DCO has fostered an amazing community of scientists within which I have had the great privilege of forming many fruitful collaborations over the years. I am incredibly honored to receive one of the DCO Emerging Leader Awards and look forward to continued collaborations with members of the DCO Community.”
Shaunna Morrison, Carnegie Institution for Science
"I am honored to receive this award from such a visionary, cross-disciplinary, and inclusive organization. The opportunities for young researchers to take on leadership roles, interact with other scientists from disparate fields, and take on high-risk, high-reward science are truly unique to the Deep Carbon Observatory. The collaborations and knowledge I've gained through my time with the DCO have shaped the directions of my career and will continue to influence my science for the rest of my life."
Ding Pan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
"It is my great honor to receive the 2019 DCO Emerging Leader Award. I would like to thank the Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community, the DCO, and the Sloan Foundation for their tremendous support for early career scientists. Getting involved in the DCO program was a unique and invaluable opportunity for me. I started as a postdoc in Prof. Giulia Galli's group in early 2011. It was amazing that we collaborated with many world-renowned scientists from the DCO in an interdisciplinary way to move our research area forward. Now I am leading a research group in Hong Kong to explore more DCO-related questions. After ten years joint efforts, which are incredibly productive, I hope our DCO community can keep working together and that we will achieve even greater success in the next decade."