Alfonso Mucci, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been elected an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow. He joins 53 other individuals in the 2022 Class of Fellows. AGU, a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 enthusiasts to experts worldwide in Earth and space sciences, annually recognizes a select number of individuals as part of its Honours and Recognition program. Since 1962, the AGU Fellows Committee has selected less than 0.1% of members as new Fellows.
In a press release, AGU stated Prof. Mucci was selected for his outstanding achievements and contributions which have pushed forward the frontiers of science, and for his seminal research on carbonate-system thermodynamics and kinetics, the fate of carbon and trace elements in sediments and the development of hypoxic estuaries. The distinction also recognizes Prof. Mucci's service to the scientific community, particularly through his long-time editorial work with both Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta and Marine Chemistry. He is the author of more than 200 publications, 183 in peer-reviewed scientific journals. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited more than 18,500 times and his h-index is 68.