Although leaders and researchers of the Bureau of Economic Geology could not dine together this year to celebrate the annual First Author Publication Awards, the Bureau recognizes another fruitful year of impactful publications—the Bureau’s most vital product. Leadership applauds the 48 Bureau first authors of peer-reviewed papers published in 2019. Let us all take this opportunity for the diverse Bureau family to come together, share excitement about research and publication success in a wide array of topics, and honor the work of a broad spectrum of authors. Last year, Bureau researchers published 135 peer-reviewed papers, first-authoring 63 of these and coauthoring another 22 first-authored by their graduate students.
The highlight of the First Author Publication Awards is the presentation of the Tinker Family BEG Publication Award, “given in recognition of an exemplary publication of demonstrated or expected scientific or economic impact, or that otherwise increases the visibility of the Bureau scientific community.”
This year, the Bureau’s Vanessa Nuñez-López, along with coauthors Ramón Gil-Egui, Seyyed A. Hosseini, and Emily Moskal, receive the award for “Environmental and operational performance of CO2-EOR as a CCUS technology: a Cranfield example with dynamic LCA considerations” (coauthored by Gil-Egui and Hosseini) and “Potential of CO2-EOR for near-term decarbonization” (coauthored by Moskal). These papers represent exemplary publication of societal relevance to carbon management. Runners-up include Sahar Bakhshian and Hosseini, Zoltán Sylvester and Jacob A. Covault, and Qian Yang and Bridget R. Scanlon.
Please join us in congratulating all of these successful authors. We look forward to celebrating with them now and during next year’s combined 2020–2021 First Author Publication Awards dinner.