Title: Mineralogist; Neuroanatomist; Bioengineer
Company: New York State Museum Center for Mineralogy
Location: Manilus, New York, United States
Steven C. Chamberlain, Coordinator at The New York State Center for Mineralogy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mineralogy.
At the age of 11, Dr. Chamberlain began collecting minerals throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968, he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy at Syracuse University. During this time, he also served in the United States Army as an electrical engineer in Augsburg, Germany, from 1970 to 1973. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Chamberlain joined his alma mater as an instructor for the Institute of Sensory Research. From 1982 to 2006, he held a number of titles at Syracuse University, such as an associate director, the chairman of the department of bio-engineering, the dean of the College in Engineering and the chairman of the department of neuroscience within the aforementioned institute.
Since 2001, Dr. Chamberlain has excelled as the coordinator of the New York State Museum Center of Mineralogy. Additionally, he has found success as the consulting editor of the magazine “Rocks & Minerals,” since 1980, as well as the Hosta Journal since 2000. In the past, Dr. Chamberlain flourished as the American editor of the Jour Russell Society for 10 years, a consultant and editor of Visual Neuroscience, and as the chairman of the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. Additional achievements to his credit include his research efforts on mechanics of the eye of the horseshoe crab. In a career filled with highlights, he is most proud of participating in an expedition to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, to study crustaceans and mollusks around hydro-thermal vents. The dive was in a manned vessel that went 2.5 miles deep. For his accomplishments in the field, Dr. Chamberlain has been the recipient of numerous accolades including the President Award from the Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and the Best Paper Award from the Friends of Mineralogy.
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