Awards Received by U of Delaware Environmental Soil Chemistry Members - Awards photos

Graduate Student

Awards Received

Philip Jardine

ASA Outstanding Undergraduate Award

  Sigma Xi Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

 

Potash and Phosphate Institute Fellowship

  Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  Ten Outstanding Young Americans of 1998
  M.L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award
  SSSA Research Award
  UD CANR Distinguished Alumni Award

Claire Evans

University Scholarship

Theodore Carski University Fellowship

 

NEBASA Graduate Student Award

 

UD Alumni Wall of Fame

Christian Schulthess University Fellowship
SSSA Emil Truog Award
Maria (Sadusky) Pautler University Scholarship

 

Potash and Phosphate Institute Fellowship

 

NEBASA Senior Student Award

Mark Noll

University Teaching Award

Matthew Eick

Potash and Phosphate Institute Fellowship

  NASA National Fellowship

Pengchu Zhang

Potash and Phosphate Institute Fellowship

  University Fellowship

Scott Fendorf

University Fellowship

  Outstanding Paper Award at Clay Minerals Society Meeting
  UD Theodore Wolf Dissertation Prize
  SSSA Emil Truog Award
  NEBASA Graduate Student Award
  Marion L. & Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award
  Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement

C.V.Toner, IV

University Fellowship

Michael Stapleton

University Fellowship
W.J. Benton Graduate Student Award
Lewis Publishers Graduate Student Award

John DiVincenzo

NEBASA Graduate Student Award

Douglas Ware

DuPont Fellowship

Erin O'Reilly

College of Agriculture Fellowship
NEBASA Senior Student Award

Daniel Strawn

University Fellowship

  Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  M.L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award

Christopher Matocha

DuPont Fellowship
Theodore Wolf Dissertation Prize in the Physical and Life Sciences

Kirk Scheckel

NEBASA Graduate Student Award

  M.L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award

Evert Elzinga

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Fellowship

Darryl Roberts

NSF Fellowship

Derek Peak

NSF Fellowship

Stefan Hunger

USGS Fellowship

Markus Grafe

University of Delaware Competitive Graduate Fellowship

Laura Kirk

University Fellowship

James Dyer

Theodore Wolf Dissertation Prize in the Physical and Life Sciences

David McNear

Best Sudent Paper Award,  Geochemistry Division,  227th ACS National Meeting

  University of Delaware Graduate Student Research Symposium, Graduate Student Oral Presentation Competition, First Place
  University of Delaware Competitive Graduate Fellowship
Kristian Paul USDA National Needs Fellowship
Kristin Staats Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) Fellowship
Jody Han Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) Fellowship
Ryan Tappero USDA National Needs Fellowship
Jen Seiter DE Center for Water Resources Fellowship (USGS)
  Donald L. and Joy G. Sparks Graduate Fellowship in Soil Science
Brandon Lafferty University Fellowship
  Donald L. and Joy G. Sparks Graduate Fellowship in Soil Science
Masayuki Shimizu Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) Fellowship
Saengdao Khaokaew Anandamahidol Foundation Scholarship (King of Thailand)
Mengqiang Zhu University Fellowship
  Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) Fellowship
  Joe B. and Martha J. Dixon Award, SSSA
  American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Graduate Student Award
Matt Siebecker University Fellowship
Dalton Abdala Delaware Envirnomental Institue (DENIN) Fellowship
Camille Jones Delaware Envirnomental Institue (DENIN) Fellowship
Yun Wu Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) Fellowship

Postdoctoral Associates

André Scheidegger

F. W. Clarke Award

Dr. Sparks has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 1982, he was the recipient of the University of Delaware Potash Institute for his outstanding research on soil potassium. In 1985, he was recipient of the American Society of Agronomy’s Visiting Scientist Award and in 1986 he received the Research Award from the Northeastern Branch, American Society of Agronomy. In 1987, Dr. Sparks was elected Chairman of the Soil Chemistry Division (Div. S-2) of the Soil Science Society of America. In 1989, he was named a Fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America, the most prestigious honors given by both societies. In 1991, he received the F.D. Chester Distinguished Performance Award from the College of Agricultural Sciences and the M.L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award from the Soil Science Society of America. In 1994, he was named Distinguished Professor of Soil Science, the first such professorship in the College of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Delaware. In 1994, Dr. Sparks also received the Soil Science Research Award from the Soil Science Society of America and was elected Vice-Chair (Commission II, Soil Chemistry) of the International Society of Soil Science. In 1996 Dr. Sparks was the recipient of the University of Delaware’s Francis Alison Award, which is the highest award that a faculty member can receive. The award is given for distinguished achievements in scholarship and one’s profession, teaching, dedication and service to the university, and mentoring of students. In 1997, Dr. Sparks was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1998, he was elected President of the Soil Science Society of America and Chairman of Div. 2 (Soil Chemistry) of the International Union of Soil Sciences. In 2000, he was selected as President-Elect of the International Union of Soil Sciences, and installed as President in 2002. In 2001, he received the prestigious McMaster Fellowship from CSIRO, Australia. In 2001, he was named the T. A. Baker Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences. In 2002, he received the University of Kentucky’s Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Alumnus Award, was the first recipient of the University of Delaware’s Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring Award, and was named S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Plant and Soil Sciences. In 2003, he received the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievements in research from the Polish Society of Soil Science and the Environmental Quality Research Award from the American Society of Agronomy. In 2005, he was named the Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecturer by NSDA- ARC. In 2007, he received distinguished alumni awards from the University of Kentucky and Virginia Tech and was named an Honorary Member of the Polish Society of Soil Science. In 2008, he was elected Fellow of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
Dr. Sparks served on the Scientific Advisory Committees of the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Center for Environmental Molecular Science (EMSI) at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the Steering Committee of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) at the University of Delaware. Dr. Sparks has also served on several committees of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences. He has consulted with a number of major industries.

Home | Members | News | Links | Research | Photos | Awards | Alumni | Publications