Prof. Dr. Ali POLAT

Prof. Dr. Ali POLAT

Prof. Dr. Ali POLAT

University of Windsor | Canada

Ali Polat is professor of Geology at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, since 2002. Polat received his BSc (1988) from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, MSc (1992) from the University of Houston, USA, and PhD (1998) from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt (1999-2001) and Max-Planck Society (2000-2001) Research Fellowships to study the geochemistry of the Eoarchean Isua greenstone belt, Greenland, at Max-Planck-Institute, Mainz, Germany. Polat received Premier’s Research Excellence Award (Ontario) to study Precambrian accretionary complexes in Canada and China.

In addition, Polat received Faculty of Science Dean’s Special Recognition Award (University of Windsor, 2007 and 2010), Faculty Performance Award (University of Windsor, 2012, 2015), Outstanding Faculty Research Award (University of Windsor, 2015), and Changjiang Scholar Award (China University of Geosciences at Wuhan). He is a distinguished, visiting professor at the China University of Geosciences at Wuhan since 2010. He is a member of Bilim Akademisi. Polat’s main research interests include Archean greenstone belts, anorthosites, ophiolites, accretionary complexes, trace element and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and geodynamics. He published over 100 research papers. His papers received more than 5300 citations with his H-index is 43 (Google Scholar). Polat is Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences and Editorial Board Member of Lithos and Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences. He was recognized by Geology (2011 and 2012) and Precambrian Research as an Exceptional Reviewer (2013).


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