Susan L. Brantley (born 1958) is an American geologist and geochemist who is Distinguished Professor of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. Her research dominantly studies interactions between fluids and minerals at low temperatures, biological reactions in water-rich fluids within soils, and the geochemical processes that convert rock into soil. However, among many other topics she has also published work on carbon dioxide emissions from volcanoes, and the environmental impact of shale gas extraction and nuclear waste disposal. During her career, Brantley has published over 200 research papers and book chapters, has been awarded academic prizes and fellowships by many of the world's leading geoscience societies, and has been described as "one of the leading aqueous geochemists of her generation."
Awards and recognition
Fellowships and memberships
- Urey Medal of the European Association of Geochemistry (2018)
- Geochemistry Division Medal of the American Chemical Society (2017)
- Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society of London (2016)
- Presidential Award of the Soil Society of America (2012)
- Arthur L. Day Medal of the Geological Society of America (2011)
- Susan L. Brantley http://brantley.psu.edu/
- "2016 Awards: Citations and Replies". The Geological Society of London. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
- "IAGC Awards for 2012". Elements. 8 (2): 136. April 2012.
- American Chemical Society, Geochemistry Medal, https://geochemistrydivision.sites.acs.org/geochemistrymedal.htm