Robert Hazen was elected Fellow of ISSOL, the leading scientific society dedicated to understanding life’s origins. This honor recognizes Hazen’s research related to the varied roles of minerals in life’s origins, as well as his studies of the coevolving geosphere and biosphere.
From the ISSOL website: “The selection is based on a member’s demonstrated exceptional and sustained contributions to the origin of life and/or astrobiology through scientific research, educational activities, or service to the Society or to this scientific community. Nominees must be members of the society. New Fellows are chosen from a panel of seven Councilors.”