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SMSI Award 2012
Èmile Chamot Award Recipient: Mickey E. Gunter
Mickey E. Gunter is a professor of mineralogy and chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He is also a James Marsh Professor‐at‐Large at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. His research interests are in optical mineralogy, use of zeolites in remediation of nuclear waste and health effects of inhaled mineral dusts. Gunter has published more than 90 scientific papers, made presentations at over 50 professional meetings, given more than 70 public seminars, and received over 50 research grants. He is the co‐author (with M. Darby Dyar) of Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy, a new college‐level mineralogy and optical mineralogy textbook with an interactive DVD. He earned a B.S. in geology with a minor in mathematics from Southern Illinois University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geological sciences from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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