Recognitions and Awards


The recipient of the Natural Resources Canada Earth Sciences Sector Award for exceptional contributions to the success of the Metals in the Environment Initiative (MITE). Presented by NRCan Assistant Deputy Minister, November 2002.


The recipient of the Natural Resources Canada Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to the Earth Science Sectors through the Volunteer Program. Presented by the NRCan Assistant Deputy Minister, October, 1998.


The recipient of A.R. Cameron Award of the Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology (CSCOP) for the best Ph.D. thesis, August, 2003.


The recipient of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) Best Student Paper Award for the paper presented at The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) 19th Annual Meeting in Banff, Alberta (August-September, 2002), The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) Newsletters, Vol.19, No.3, (September, 2002).


First author of two articles chosen as top 25 hottest articles in the Science Direct (The users' 25 most frequently downloaded journal articles in Science Direct)


The recipient of travel grant by Institute of Environmental Geochemistry University of Heidelberg (Germany) for presenting a paper in the 1st International Workshop on Antimony in the Environment, May 16-19, 2005.


The recipient of the travel grant by The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) for presenting a paper (as a part of my Ph.D. thesis) in the TSOP Twenty-first Annual Meeting, Organic Matter Down Under, Sydney, Australia, Sep., 26-Oct. 1, 2004.