J. Richard Kyle (SME)
AIME Hal Williams Hardinge Award* in 2023
Kyle received a PhD in Geology from the University of Western Ontario. He joined the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 1978 after working in minerals exploration. Kyle taught undergraduate and graduate courses related to economic geology and mineral resources, commonly with regional and international field trips to mining and exploration sites. He supervised more than 50 graduate and undergraduate theses and also served as an informal advisor for students and the public about the mineral resource industries. Kyle served as both Undergraduate Advisor and Graduate Advisor for the Department of Geological Sciences and continues to serve as the Graduate Advisor for the Energy and Earth Resources multidisciplinary Master’s program in the Jackson School of Geosciences.
Kyle received the Robert Peele Memorial Award from the Mining and Exploration Division and the Hal Williams Hardinge Award from the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division. He is a member of the SME Legion of Honor.