It is my honor and pleasure to introduce Bernard Evans as this year’s recipient of the Roebling Medal. In his quest to investigate how mineral chemistry and structure can be used to understand lithospheric evolution, Bernard has made fundamental contributions for 50 years, and is a former recipient, in 1970, of the MSA award.

A brief synopsis of the highlights of Bernard’s research over the years must include mention of his classic work on muscovite breakdown and aluminosilicate phase equilibria, accomplished during his years as a postdoc and professor at Berkeley in the 1960s. At that time, Bernard was a...

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