Eleanora Frances Bliss Knopf 1900
Dr. Knopf received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and her master’s degree in geology concurrently. While at Bryn Mawr, she was assistant curator of the Geological Museum and a demonstrator at the geological laboratory. Dr. Knopf analyzed metamorphic rock and employed the latest tools and methods for her research. For instance, she used stereoptically viewed airplane photos to give three dimensional likenesses to images for field mapping.
She authored the book, Structural Petrology, which was published by the Geological Society of America in 1938. She was a petrologist, stratigrapher and a structural geologist. She worked as a United States Geological Surveyor from 1912 to 1955. Dr. Knopf was involved in the study and dating of the Wissahickon formation.