Past Honors Recipients

 


The Harry Fielding Reid Medal

The Harry Fielding Reid – originally named The Society Medal – has been awarded for outstanding contributions in seismology or earthquake engineering since 1976.

2021: William Ellsworth
2020: Gail M. Atkinson
2019: Karen Fischer
2018: David M. Boore
2017: George Plafker
2016: Lev P. Vinnik
2015: Christopher H. Scholz
2014: Thorne Lay
2013: Kerry Edward Sieh
2012: James Rice
2011: Barbara Romanowicz
2010: Tatyana G. Rautian
2009: Ralph Joseph Archuleta
2008: F. Anthony Dahlen
2007: Nafi Toksöz
2006: Nicholas Ambraseys
2005: Freeman Gilbert
2003: Raul Madariaga
2002: Donald V. Helmberger
2001: C. Allin Cornell
2000: Adam Dziewonski
1999: James C. Savage
1998: Lynn R. Sykes
1997: James N. Brune
1996: Clarence R. Allen
1994: Karl V. Steinbrugge
1992: Hiroo Kanamori
1990: Leon Knopoff
1989: Robert E. Wallace
1988: Otto W. Nuttli
1987: Keiiti Aki
1986: John A. Blume
1984: Jack E. Oliver
1983: Frank Press
1982: George W. Housner
1981: Kiyoo Wadati
1979: Harold Jeffries
1978: Inge Lehmann
1977: Charles F. Richter
1976: Perry Byerly


Charles F. Richter Early Career Award

Established in 2005, the Charles F. Richter Early Career Award honors outstanding contributions to the goals of the Society by a member early in her or his career.

2021: Seyed Mostafa Mousavi
2020: Alice-Agnes Gabriel
2019: Marine Denolle
2018: Amanda Thomas
2017: Annemarie Baltay
2016: Diego Melgar Moctezuma
2015: Fan-Chi Lin
2014: Victor Tsai
2013: Vedran Lekic
2012: Katsuichiro Goda
2011: David Shelly
2010: Zhigang Peng
2009: Karen Felzer
2008: Miaki Ishii
2006: Jeanne Hardebeck
2005: Emily Brodsky


The Frank Press Public Service Award

Also established in 2005, the Frank Press Public Service Award award honors outstanding contributions to the advancement of public safety or public information relating to seismology.

2021: Timothy Ahern
2020: Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade
2019: Brian Tucker
2018: Lucy Jones
2017: Lori Dengler
2016: Michael E. Wysession
2015: Walter J. Arabasz
2012: Randall White
2011: Eric Calais
2010: Hugo Yepes
2009: Art Frankel
2008: David Wald
2005: Frank Press


Distinguished Service to SSA Award

Since 2003, the Distinguished Service to SSA Award has honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the work of the Seismological Society of America.

2020: Zhigang Peng
2017: Keith Knudsen
2016: Diane I. Doser
2015: Susan Newman
2011: Andy Michael
2008: Joe Litehiser
2007: Michael Fehler
2006: Wilbur Rinehart
2003: John Ebel


William B. Joyner Memorial Lectures

The William B. Joyner Memorial Lectures were established in 2004 in honor of its namesake, Bill Joyner. Joyner Lecturers are chosen on the basis of their work at the interface of earthquake science and earthquake engineering.

2022: David J. Wald
2020: Julian J. Bommer
2019: Robert W. Graves
2018: Ellen M. Rathje
2017: William R. Lettis
2016: Jonathan P. Stewart
2015: Paul Somerville
2014: David Boore
2013: Kelvin Berryman
2012: Jonathan Bray
2011: Tom Hanks
2010: Arthur Frankel
2009: Robin McGuire
2008: Chris Poland
2007: Gail Atkinson
2006: Norm Abrahamson
2005: Allin Cornell
2004: Lloyd Cluff


Bruce Bolt Medal

The Bruce Bolt Medal honors the legacy of Professor Bolt. It is awarded jointly by COSMOS, the EERI and SSA to recognize individuals worldwide who work at the intersection of seismology and earthquake engineering.

2022: C.B. Crouse
2019: Yousef Bozorgnia
2018: Jonathan P. Stewart
2017: Farzad Naeim
2016: Roger D. Borcherdt
2015: John Anderson
2014: Anthony F. Shakal
2013: Mustafa Erdik
2012: Norman A. Abrahamson
2011: Kojiro Irikura
2010: David Boore
2009: Wilfred D. (Bill) Iwan