The V.M. Goldschmidt Award recognizes major achievements in geochemistry or cosmochemistry consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. Grove is recognized for his "outstanding contributions to understanding magma genesis on Earth, other planets, and planetary bodies; his ability to combine exquisite and difficult petrologic experimentation with field work; and, his creativity in driving thought on generation mechanisms of magmas in new directions. He is highly regarded in particular for his work on the role of water in magma genesis."
Grove’s research focus is on the processes that have led to the chemical differentiation of the crust and mantle of the Earth and on the processes of formation and evolution of the interiors of other planets, including the moon, Mars, and meteorite parent bodies. Combining geology, marine geology, geophysics and geochemistry to interpret the thermal histories of geologic materials, his groups studies magma generation processes, crystal growth and nucleation, phase transitions in minerals, diffusion in crystalline solids and silicate melts, and the time dependence of diffusion-controlled processes.
Grove holds a Ph.D. from Harvard (1976) and has been a professor at MIT since 1979. He is a Fellow of the Minerological Society of America, and an American Geophysical Union Fellow (2001). He was President of the American Geophysical Union from 2008-2010. He is the executive editor for Contributions to Minerology and Petrology.
The award will be presented at the Goldschmidt2014 conference this June.
Other EAPS faculty Goldschmidt Award winners include Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Science Susan Solomon (2006.)
Tim Grove is the Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Geology and Associate Department Head. His research focus is on the processes that have led to the chemical differentiation of the crust and mantle of the Earth and on the processes of formation and evolution of the interiors of other planets, including the moon, Mars, and meteorite parent bodies.