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The 2004 Coal & Energy Division Distinguished Service Award  

Awarded To: Kelvin K. Wu

For achievements in the coal mining industry.
KELVIN K. WU is chief of the Mine Waste and Geotechnical Engineering Division of the Mine Safety and Health Administration in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his B.S. in mining engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University in R.O.C. and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is a registered professional engineer and professional land surveyor. Wu also served as an adjunct professor in the Mining Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh and the West Virginia University. Wu has served SME as chair and member of the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Section. He was program planning chair for the Geomechanics unit committee. He has served on the Coal Division, as board member, Health and Safety program planning committee, publications review chair and was the unit committee chair for 1997. Wu has been a Coal Division representative on the Book Publishing Committee. Wu is currently a member of the Construction Materials Aggregates Committee, member-at-large of Professional Registration Committee, Coal and Energy Division Publications Committee chair and Program Committee for surface mining, member of the Health and Safety committee and incoming Regional Vice President of the Great Lakes & Northeastern Region.

Wu has worked extensively in both Coal and Metal/Nonmetal in the area of tailings dam safety and geotechnical engineering involving highwall, open-pit stability, mining adjacent or under water bodies, haul roads, and structure safety.

About The Coal & Energy Division Distinguished Service Award:

It is presented to an individual for achievements in the coal mining industry.


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