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Frank N. Blanchard
Emeritus Professor of Geology
University of Florida



Education
University of Michigan: A.B., M.S., Ph.D.

Experience
University of Florida (currently): Emeritus Professor of Geology
--> University of Florida (1991-1995): Semi-Retired Professor of Geology
University of Florida (1958-1991): Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
Univesity of Florida (1987) Affiliate Professor in the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1981): Visiting Professor
Magnolia Petroleum Company (summer,1953): Geologist
Oliver Iron Mining Division of the U. S. Steel Corporation (summers, 1955-1958): Geologist
Consulting and Analytical Services (1962-present)
Principal Instructor in Short Courses in Air Pollution Microscopy, in X-Ray Diffraction, and in Optical Microscopy

Full Semester Courses Taught: Exploring the Geological Sciences, Physical Geology, Engineering Geology, Structural Geology, Ground Water Geology, Interpretation of Geologic Maps, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Economic Geology, Rocks and Minerals for Teachers, Petrology, Mineralogical Analysis by X-Ray Methods, Optical Crystallography, Petrography, X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis, Advanced Topics in X-ray Analysis, Individual Work, and Seminars
Most recently: Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy, and X-ray Analysis.

Grants and Awards
26 Grants as Principal Investigator
5 Grants as Co-Principal Investigator
7 Awards to Attend Summer Courses and Field Conferences
Nominated (initiated by students) for Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (1973, 1974, 1975)
Nominated (initiated by students) and Recognized with Four Others for Superlative Teaching (1977)

Publications
16 Abstracts, Papers Presented and Brief Notes
38 Articles in Scholarly Journals
123 X-Ray Diffraction Reference Patterns (published by the International Centre for Diffraction Data)

Computer Programs and Various Teaching Aids
Generalized Optic Orientation Diagrams (computer program, copyright,1987)
Search and Compare Optical Properties (computer program, copyright, 1987)
Debye, R-Cell, MAC, 2VANGLE, QNTXRD (computer programs designed as teaching aids)
Optical Crystallography (teaching aid -150 color slides with descriptions)
Thin-Section Mineralogy (teaching aid - 260 color slides with descriptions)

Computer Programs and Various Teaching Aids
Generalized Optic Orientation Diagrams (computer program, copyright,1987)
Search and Compare Optical Properties (computer program, copyright, 1987)
Debye, R-Cell, MAC, 2VANGLE, QNTXRD (computer programs designed as teaching aids)
Optical Crystallography (teaching aid -150 color slides with descriptions)
Thin-Section Mineralogy (teaching aid - 260 color slides with descriptions)


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