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Dr Benjamin Chandler has been awarded the Lewis Penny medal by the Quaternary Research Association (QRA)

Ben Chandler

The Quaternary Research Association (QRA) has awarded the Lewis Penny Medal to Dr Benjamin Chandler in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.

The medal is awarded annually to a young (normally less than 35 years old) or new research worker who has made a significant contribution to the study of strata from the Quaternary period – the last 2.5 million years – in the British Isles and its maritime environment.

Dr Benjamin Chandler was presented the award during the annual meeting of the QRA, which was hosted by the University of Sheffield.

Dr Chandler specialises in glacial process-geomorphology and sedimentology, using glacial landforms and sediments to understand past and present glacier behaviour. He was awarded the Lewis Penny Medal in recognition of a wide range of very important and critical contributions that he has made to our understanding of glacier behaviour and glacier-climate relationships in Britain during the Quaternary period.

The award also recognises Dr Chandler’s significant contributions to methodological developments in the field of glacial geology. This has included leading and coordinating a seminal review paper (Chandler et al., 2018) that has been widely cited beyond his field.

Dr Chandler said: “To receive this medal is an honour and a highlight of my career so far. I am grateful to the Quaternary Research Association for all their support over the past nine years”.

Contact details: Dr Benjamin Chandler,

Posted on Wednesday 19th January 2022

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