Raja Ramani: Penn State, My Home Away from Home
Date: May 30, 2024

Raja Ramani: Penn State, My Home Away from Home

Raja Ramani has had a continuously evolving career at Penn State, serving as Head of the Department of Mineral Engineering, working on multiple interdisciplinary research ventures, chairing numerous committees, and researching sustainable mining practices to combat health and safety hazards.

Co-director of three centers of excellence, Raja Ramani believes in a research to practice philosophy stating, “if it is not applied, then it remains a report on the shelf.” Ramani emphasizes the importance of applied research to tackle big problems and keep an open mind to develop new mining techniques in his oral history. Listen now!

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