Dr. Chamberlain is a neuroscientist, mineralogist and horticulturalist who taught for nearly 30 years at Syracuse University.
MANLIUS, NY, February 03, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Steven Craig Chamberlain with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Chamberlain celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Dr. Chamberlain is a neuroscientist, mineralogist and horticulturalist who taught for nearly 30 years at Syracuse University before retiring in 2006 as a Professor of Bioengineering and Neuroscience. During his tenure, he also served as the dean of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and chaired the department of bioengineering. Prior to his role as an instructor, Dr. Chamberlain served as an electrical engineer for the U.S. Army Security Agency Circular Disposed Antenna Array Support Group in Germany and later worked as a consulting engineer for Welch Allyn, Inc. in Skaneateles.
Among his many achievements as an educator, Dr. Chamberlain notably supervised three postdoctoral fellows in neuroscience, five doctoral dissertations in neuroscience, a masters' thesis in neuroscience and 50 bachelors' theses in bioengineering. He was also involved in his field as an advisory panel member of the National Science Foundation. Furthermore, he has given hundreds of invited public lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad, has authored and co-authored hundreds of scholarly articles. He is a former American Editor for the Journal of the Russell Society, a former editorial board member for Visual Neuroscience, a current consulting editor for Rocks and Minerals and the current scientific editor for The Hosta Journal. Dr. Chamberlain has reviewed manuscripts for dozens of journals in neuroscience, mineralogy, and horticulture, including for Science and Nature.
Dr. Chamberlain graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1964 as the valedictorian of his class. Shortly thereafter, he received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with a concentration in mineralogy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. Doctoral studies began in 1968, but were interrupted by service in the U. S. Army from 1970 to 1973, before completion with a Doctor of Philosophy in sensory sciences at Syracuse University in 1978. Dr. Chamberlain happily served his local community as the Village of Manlius tree commissioner for fifteen years from 1997 to 2011 and as a member of the village parks commission for eight years from 2003 to 2011.
Dr. Chamberlain's professional affiliations have included past membership in the Society for Neuroscience, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Mineralogical Association of Canada. He is a former board member of the Friends of Mineralogy. He is a fellow of the Rochester Academy of Science resulting from his long time service to the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium. He organized the ongoing technical session for this annual event in 1984 and served as chairman for thirty-two years from 1986 through 2017. Under his leadership the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium received the prestigious Carnegie Mineralogy Award in 2010. He continues to serve as the volunteer coordinator of the Center for Mineralogy at the New York State Museum, starting in 2001. The donation of the Chamberlain Collection of New York State Minerals to the New York State Museum in ongoing, currently numbering more than 24,000 specimens.
For his service in the military, Dr. Chamberlain received a U.S. Army Commendation Medal in 1972, a U.S. Army Vietnam Service Medal in 1973 and a U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal in 1974. In his field, he received over $14 million in competitive neuroscience funding grants between 1978 and 2004 and, among other awards, was the recipient of a Best Paper Award from the Friends of Mineralogy in 1980, a Faculty Research Award from Sigma Xi in 1993 and an Outstanding Achievement in Earth Sciences Award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies in 1997. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Chamberlain has been featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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