It was a great honor for me to introduce Professor Joseph W. Stucki from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the 2009 Recipient of The Marilyn and Sturges W. Bailey Distinguished Member Award, recognizing his excellent scientific achievements in pioneering systematic research on reduction and re-oxidation of ferric iron in the structure of clay minerals.

Joe received his B.S. in Chemistry from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1970, and M.S. in Soil Chemistry from Utah State University, Logan, Utah, in 1972. The next step in his career was the work...

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