Penn State geosciences professor elected fellow of American Geophysical Union

December 02, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences in the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Geosciences, has been elected as fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Ammon was named a fellow for his “innovative studies of crustal structure with receiver functions, seminal studies of large earthquakes, and unselfish dissemination of software for seismic analysis.”

Election as an AGU fellow is one of the highest honors for scientists in Earth and space sciences. No more than 0.1 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually and only 60 scientists will receive the honor this year.

Ammon received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Penn State, a master’s degree in geology from the State University of New York, Binghamton and a doctorate in geophysics from Penn State. Before joining Penn State’s faculty in 2001, Ammon was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an associate professor of geophysics at Saint Louis University.

Ammon is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Seismological Society of America.

Ammon and other members of the new class of AGU fellows will be recognized at the upcoming AGU fall meeting in San Francisco. The newly elected class will be presented by AGU President-elect Eric Davidson during the Honors Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 16. 

  • Charles Ammon

    Charles Ammon, professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Geosciences, has been elected as fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Ammon will be recognized on Dec. 16 at the AGU fall meeting in San Francisco.

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Last Updated December 02, 2015