Elected: 1998
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Graham Barry Shimmield FRSE

Executive Director, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Graham Shimmield died on 24 December 2016 at the age of 58. He was an outstanding geochemist who made a lasting contribution to Scottish and global marine science. His research focussed on marine sediments providing the foundation for understand paleoclimates and the absorptive capacity of sediments for pollutants. His research took him from the Arabian Gulf to the Artic and from coasts and estuaries to the deep ocean. But there was much more to Graham than just his own research. He dedicated much of his professional life by selflessly creating opportunities for other marine scientists to achieve their research objectives. Read full obituary