Thomas V. Falkie

Thomas V. Falkie

AIME Past President
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Thomas V. Falkie is President of Berwind Natural Resources Company in Philadelphia. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. From 1961 to 1969 he held various technical and managerial positions with International Minerals and Chemical Corp. in Illinois and Florida. Dr. Falkie was Professor and Head of the Department of Mineral Engineering at Penn State from 1969 to 1974, and also chaired the university's interdisciplinary program in Mineral Engineering Management. He was Director of the Bureau of Mines, U,S. Department of the Interior, from 1974 to 1977.

A Distinguished Member of the Society of Mining Engineers, Dr. Falkie was the 1985 President of SME. He has served on the Boards of both SME and AIME and was an AIME Vice President in 1977-1978. Dr. Falkie was a Henry Krumb Lecturer In 1977-1978, and has authored publications and presented numerous speeches on mining, mineral and energy topics. In 1988 Dr. Falkie toured Australia as the AIME lecturer in the Distinguished Speaker Exchange Program between AIME and AusIMM. He is an Alumni Fellow of The Pennsylvania State University.