Prof. Ernie Rutter, from the school of Earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences of the University of Manchester, has been awarded with the Louis Néel Medal of the EGU for "his major experimental and field contributions to our fundamental understanding of the deformation behaviour of the Earth's lithosphere. In particular, his systematic laboratory studies have led to a greatly improved understanding of natural rock deformation".
The Louis Néel Medal, named after the French physicist (awarded a Nobel Prize in 1970), has been established by the Division on Magnetism, Palaeomagnetism and Rock Physics. This medal is reserved for individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in rock magnetism and rock physics and geomaterials.
The full story, here: http://www.egu.eu/awards-medals/awards-and-medals/award/louis-neel/teng-fong-wong0.html
Prof. Rutter: http://www.seaes.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/staff/staffprofile.php?id=52