Kenneth G. Snetsinger, PhD

Title: Mineralogist (Retired)
Company: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location: Sunol, California, United States

Kenneth Snetsinger, PhD, Retired Mineralogist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Mineralogy.

With more than 35 years of professional experience, Dr. Snetsinger has been retired since 1993, having excelled as a mineralogist and research scientist at the Ames Research Center for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since 1969 and a postdoctoral research associate since 1966. Prior to obtaining these roles, he worked as an instructor at Stanford University from 1963 to 1966. Earlier in his career, Dr. Snetsinger served as a research assistant with the United States Geological Survey from 1958 to 1962.

Dr. Snetsinger initially pursued an education with Stanford University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1961. He continued his studies with the aforementioned school, earning a Master of Science in 1962. He concluded his education with Stanford University in 1966, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Geophysical Union and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society. For his contributions to the field, Dr. Snetsinger has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who’s Who in America.

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