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RAJA RAMANI

RAJA RAMANI

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Dr. Ramani has directed over 100 graduate students from 25 countries for graduate degrees, published over 200 research papers, co-authored an authoritative text on mine ventilation and air-conditioning, and contributed to 25 books, handbooks and encyclopedias. He has edited the proceedings of 15 national and international symposiums. Dr. Ramani’s research has also resulted in over 125 research reports to the sponsoring agencies. Six of his graduate students have won the annual SME Graduate Student Paper Contest. More than 10 of his former students hold leadership positions in academic institutions around the globe.

NATHAN MANSER

NATHAN MANSER

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

 

Dr. Manser is a Professor of Practice at Michigan Technological University where he teaches mining, geological, and environmental engineering design courses that relate to the entire mine lifecycle and focuses on technologies and innovations that improve the reclamation and closure of mineral acquisition systems. He is a Professional Engineer and has spent twenty years in the industrial minerals and aggregates industry working in various engineering and production roles. Nathan is heavily involved with SME as the current chair of the Upper Peninsula Section and the incoming chair of the Industrial Minerals and Aggregates Division.

KEITH HEASLEY

KEITH HEASLEY

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

 

Keith has vast experience in the field of mining, holding a B.S. and M.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines. He joined WVU in 2001 and was appointed the Charles T. Holland Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering in 2012. Before joining WVU, he was employed by the former U.S. Bureau of Mines, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Pittsburgh Research Laboratory and was employed as a project engineer for the underground mines in the Midwestern Region of Consolidation Coal Company.

CORBY ANDERSON

CORBY ANDERSON

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

Dr. Corby Anderson joined the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines as the Harrison Western Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in 2009. Dr. Anderson teaches and conducts research as a member of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy. He is an expert in the fields of extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, waste minimization and recycling. Dr. Anderson has an extensive background in industrially oriented research and was responsible for the development and success of the Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing at Montana Tech.

JÜRGEN BRUNE

JÜRGEN BRUNE

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

Dr. Brune joined Colorado School of Mines Mining Engineering Department in 2012 after a lengthy career working for the CDC, NIOSH, CONSOL Energy, and RWE Rheinbraun. His current research projects include: development of a pneumatic mine dust sampler to sample coal and rock dust for explosibility analysis; explosion hazard risk analysis in longwall coal mine gobs through CFD modeling; and methane-air explosion propagation through mine rubble, physical testing and CFD modeling. Dr. Brune is a 2011 distinguished member of SME and the SME Pittsburgh Section.

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