Yoginder Paul Chugh (SME)
Percy Nicholls Award in 2015
The recipient is an engineer with exceptional depth and breadth of knowledge on all aspect of mining engineering, particularly coal mining and utilization of coal. In a career spanning over 50 years, as an educator and consultant, he has made significant contributions to the science and art of mining to enhance the health, safety, productivity and environmental aspects of the industry. Of particular importance to this award are his numerous contributions to the utilization and safe disposal of coal combustion products to advance sustainable coal industry practices.