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The 2013 M&E Distinguished Service Award  

Awarded To: Madan M. Singh

Madan has been associated with the division for the past 17 years and was conferred the Rock Mechanics Award in 2012.   He was chair of the Maricopa Section for five years and was designated an SME Local Section Hero.  He served on the Arizona Conference executive committee for six years.  During the last two years he was chair of the Research Committee which he re-vitalized.  He was a member of the Structure and Governance Committee, 2010-2013.

Singh is a Distinguished Member of SME and nominated to the Legion of Honor.  He has received the Eavenson Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Coal and Energy Division.    Singh served as a director on the SME board and chaired the C & E Division, the Underground Ventilation Committee, and the Chicago Section of SME. He has served on the Professional Engineers Exam Committee and on the SME Investment Committee.  He was elected to the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics and served on the U.S. National Committee for Tunneling Technology.  He has participated on three National Research Council committees and chaired the subcommittee for rock strength for a decade for the American Society for Testing and Materials.  He received the Robert Stefanko Distinguished Achievement Award from the Department of Energy and Geo-environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.  He was selected Centennial Fellow by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State in 1996.  In 1978, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian School of Mines and Applied Geology.

Singh was elected National Director of the American Consulting Engineers Council and served as president of the Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois, 1996-1997.  He chaired two AIME committees and served on the AIME Washington Award Committee, 1980-1982.  In 1990 he won the Minority Vendor of the Year Award from the Illinois Minority and Female Business Enterprise Council.

About The M&E Distinguished Service Award:

The Mining & Exploration Division Service Award, established in 1985, honors members of SME (with the exception of all M&E Division Officers at the time they hold office) who have made outstanding contributions to the M&E Division in its programs or other activities.


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