Garrison Sposito holds the Betty and Isaac Chair in Soil Science at Berkeley. He was a personal friend of Hans Jenny for nearly 30 years. Professor Sposito, whose academic degrees are in agriculture, specializes in physical chemistry applied to natural waters and soils. He has been elected a Fellow of six international scientific societies and has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. In 2008 he was designated a Legend in Environmental Chemistry by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific organization.