Franklin W. Schwartz, Ph.D., the former editor-in-chief of Groundwater®, NGWA’s flagship journal, was honored with the 2021 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal from The American Geosciences Institute (AGI).
Schwartz is the Ohio Eminent Scholar at the School of Earth Sciences at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He served as Groundwater’s editor-in-chief from 2011-2013.
The Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal is a lifetime achievement award given in recognition of an individual’s high-quality basic and applied science achievements in the Earth sciences. Schwartz is acclaimed for his contributions to contaminant hydrogeology and groundwater science through his preeminent research, textbooks, and teaching.
He is well known for his work addressing problems in groundwater contamination, nuclear waste disposal and other energy-related issues, and sustainability.
“Frank’s service to the geoscience community is exemplary, from leadership in higher education and professional societies to his advice and contributions to government agencies and corporations,” said AGI President David Wunsch, Ph.D. “These are accomplishments that don’t merely add to our knowledge of hydrogeology and groundwater science, but they also shape the profession, and set benchmarks for future geoscientists.”
Schwartz has been honored by NGWA with the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering in 1991, the M. King Hubbert Award in 1997, and Keith E. Anderson Award in 2017.