Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Mining Engineering Alum Receives SME Award
University of Alaska Fairbanks alum William Collingwood has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Robert Peele Memorial Award from the Mining & Exploration (M&E) Division of the Society of Mining Engineers of AIME (SME). The award is given for the best paper related to the M&E Division, published in an SME publication within a two-year period. The primary author must be an SME member not over 35 years of age.
Collingwood received his BS degree in Mining Engineering with a minor in Health and Safety from Penn State University, and graduated from University of Alaska Fairbanks with a master’s degree in Mining Engineering in 2012.
His paper, "CFD Modeling of Air flow in an Open Pit Mine", was published in the February, 2010, Vol. 64, PP. 44-50, in the Mining Engineering magazine. The paper was co-authored by K. V. Raj, Abhisekh Choudhury and Sukumar Bandopadhyay (University of Alaska Fairbanks) and was the result of a research project entitled, “Ventilation of Deep Open pit Mines with special Reference to Air Inversion in Arctic or Subarctic Regions.” Professor Sukumar Bandopadhyay is the Principal Investigator of this five-year, NIOSH funded research project.