Coal and coke petrology: Reflections in Memory of John C. Crelling
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 能源与燃料 - 3区
• 小类 : 地球科学综合 - 2区
We are planning a special issue of the International Journal of Coal Geology in Memory of Professor John "Jack" Crelling, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jack passed away on September 27, 2018 after a short illness.
Jack was a renowned coal petrologist who served in industry and academia for over 40 years. Jack made significant contributions to our science and was recognized by numerous international organizations. Jack was honored with the Cady Award (Geological Society of America), the Joseph Becker Award (Ironmaking Division of the Iron and Steel Society of AIME), the Reinhardt Thiessen Medal (International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology), and the Ralph Gray Award and the Castaño Award, both from The Society for Organic Petrology. He taught and mentored many students who went on to successful careers in industry and government. His research interests spanned many areas of organic petrology including petrography of coals and cokes, fluorescence spectrophotometry, density-gradient centrifugation, carbons, chars, and graphites.
We would like to honor his memory by inviting contributions related to all areas of organic petrography, coal geology, carbons and cokes, especially those from former colleagues, associates, and students for this special issue.