Pre-Tenure Award Recipient: Chris Reinhard
Assistant Professor Chris Reinhard of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences / Georgia Tech is the pre-tenure award recipient for 2017 from the GSA's Geobiology and Geomicrobiology division. Every year, they choose three exceptional researchers to receive pre-tenure, post-tenure, and distinguished career awards.
You can see more at the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology website.
Dr. Chris Reinhard’s background is originally in evolutionary biology, but his past and current research is best characterized as falling under the label of 'deep time biogeochemistry' — He is fascinated and astonished by the observation that our planet has come to support a pervasive biosphere, and seek to reconstruct how we got here. This involves combining techniques from aqueous geochemistry, geology, and biogeochemical modeling in an effort to reconstruct Earth surface environments as they have changed over long timescales through Earth's deep history and how this evolution has been coupled with the evolution of microbial and macroscopic life. He received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Riverside in 2012 and joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 2014.