The Leonard Medal Committee recommends to the Council candidates for the Leonard Medal, the Nier Prize, and, in even-numbered years, for Society Fellowships.

Leonard Medal: outstanding contributions to the science of meteoritics

Nier Prize: outstanding research in meteoritics

Fellows: distinction in meteoritics or closely allied fields

The committee is comprised of five members who serve staggered five-year terms; each year the President appoints one new member. The President also appoints the chair; since 2012 the chair is the member serving in their fourth year.

Committee Members

  • Maria Schönbächler 2021
  • Hiroshi Hidaka (chair) 2022 (hidaka@eps.nagoya-u.ac.jp)
  • Zita Martins 2023
  • Jeff Cuzzi 2024
  • Alexander N. Krot 2025