The MAC Young Scientist Medal is given to a young scientist who has been recognized for having made a significant international research contribution as a promising start to a scientific career. The winner for 2008, Dr. Andrew Locock, fulfills this requirement with his innovative research in the field of structural mineralogy of uranyl phosphates and arsenates, the solutions of which had eluded previous investigators owing to their inherent difficulty. Andrew’s promise as a young scientist was previously recognized by the Mineralogical Association of Canada, as he was the 2001 recipient of the MAC Foundation scholarship, and his talents have been...

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