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The 2005 Syd S Peng Ground Control in Mining Award  

Awarded To: Wen H. (Daniel) Su

“In recognition of his record of integrating theoretical and technical solutions to solve real-world operational ground control problems”
Daniel Su graduated from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 1972 with a B.S. degree in Mining and Petroleum Engineering. He spent the next four years in the Taiwanese military and mining industry, before moving to the United States, where he enrolled in West Virginia University’s Mining Engineering Department. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mining Engineering from WVU in 1978 and 1982, respectively. From 1982 to 1986, Daniel served as a Research Assistant Professor for West Virginia University’s Department of Mining Engineering, where he taught ground control related subjects and assisted Dr. Peng with three chapters of his books, Coal Mine Ground Control and Longwall Mining. In 1986, Daniel joined CONSOL Energy in the Research and Development Department, where he attained the level of Senior Research Scientist. In 2000, Daniel was transferred to CONSOL’s CNX Coal Operation Support group, where he now serves as Geomechanical Engineer. During his 20-year career with CONSOL, Daniel has served a vital role in overseeing all aspects of geotechnical design and problem solving for all of CONSOL Energy’s Coal operations.

To view his nomination click here: Nomination

About The Syd S Peng Ground Control in Mining Award:

The purpose of the award is to provide recognition to individuals that have demonstrated technical and scientific excellence in advancing the understanding of ground control technologies or approaches by either publication or direct applications in the mining industry.


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