Title: Geologist, Consultant
Company: University of Glasgow, Scotland (Retired)
Location: Dunblane, United Kingdom
Colin D. Gribble, Geologist and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geology.
Now retired from the post of head of geology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Dr. Gribble is renowned as a prolific lecturer and expert in both mineralogy and engineering geology. He is noted for the proposal of establishing coastal superquarries in Scotland to supply aggregate to Southeastern England and Europe, working with De Beers in Tanzania in assessing the possibility of diamond deposits, and for numerous publications and consultations over the course of a stellar career. He remains a fellow and chartered geologist of the Geological Society of London, as well as a member of the Institute of Quarrying.
Born in London to Joseph Main Gribble and Elizabeth Forsyth Gribble in 1936, Dr. Gribble lived through the end of World War II and emerged as a student at the University of Aberdeen, where he earned a BSc with first class honors in 1959. He went on to work as a geologist with Anglo American in Tanzania, and earned a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1965. Dr. Gribble joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer that year, and was named senior lecturer in 1981. He was appointed head of his department in 1992.
Dr. Gribble is the co-author of “Optical Mineralogy: Principles and Practice” as well as the author of “Rutley’s Elements of Mineralogy” and “Geology for Civil Engineers, Second Edition.” At the University of Edinburgh, he was named Carnegie Scholar. Dr. Gribble assisted numerous Scottish firms as a private engineering consultant, and contributed 60 papers to the field in addition to numerous book chapters. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing.
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