Henry J. Massman Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
Office: 156A Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering
Areas of Expertise
Environmental mineralogy and crystallography, mineral crystal structures and crystal chemistry, mineral structural energetics, mineral paragenesis and nuclear waste disposal.
Burns has been named one of the top 10 most cited authors in the field of geosciences for the period 1997 to 2006. A fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), Burns also is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society and serves as vice president of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Winthrop Spencer Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Geological Sciences, the Hawley Medal and the Young Scientists Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Society of America Award and the Donath Medal as the outstanding young scientist from the Geological Society of America.
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