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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research

Research Medal Award Winner

Alexander Krot, headshot

Alexander Krot
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

Alexander Krot is an associate researcher at the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. Krot is a world-class expert on the petrology of meteorites. He publishes regularly in Science and Nature.

Krot’s recent discovery of the subtle age differences in the components of a very old meteorite is particularly significant due to the implications on how long it took our solar system to form. One review stated, “Krot changed the way the entire cosmochemistry community thinks about the nature of the records preserved in chondrites (stony meteorites).”

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

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Current awardees and links to archives.


Milton Garces, headshot
Milton Garces
Geophysics and planetology
Albert Kim, headshot
Albert Kim
Civil and environmental engineering
Tobias Owen, headshot
Tobias Owen


Bruce Chorpita, headshot
Bruce Chorpita
Ho-min Sohn, headshot
Ho-min Sohn
Korean language
Paul Lucey, headshot
Paul Lucey
Geophysics and planetology


Alexander Krot, headshot
Alexander Krot
Geophysics and planetology
John L. Tonry, headshot
John L. Tonry


Andrew Harris, headshot
Andrew Harris
Laurence N. Kolonel, headshot
Laurence N. Kolonel
Cancer epidemiology
James B. Nation, headshot
James B. Nation


Margaret McFall-Ngai, headshot
Margaret McFall-Ngai
Marine organisms
Stephen Olsen, headshot
Stephen Olsen
High energy physics
 Edward Ruby, headshot
Edward Ruby
Marine organisms