Raja V. Ramani

In recognition of his contributions to mining engineering education and practice, his research to improve mine health and safety and his more that 40 years of distinguished service to SME and AIME.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2010

Raja V. Ramani, Ph.D., P.E., is Emeritus George H. jr. and Anne B. Deike Chair in Mining Engineering and Emeritus Professor of Mining and GeoEnvironmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Ramani, a graduate of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India, came to Penn State in 1966 after six years of experience in underground coal mines in India as an engineer, ventilation officer, safety officer, and mine manager. At Penn State, he was the Chair of the Mineral Engineering Management program from 1974 to 2001, the Head of the Department of Mineral Engineering from 1987 to 1998, and the Director of the Miner Training Program from 1992 to 2001. He co-directed the Generic Mineral Technology Center on Respirable Dust from 1983 to 1998.