SME Fellow Award

A candidate for SME Fellow Award must have been a full member of SME for at least 15 years. A candidate must have demonstrated significant and sustained contributions to the minerals industry and to SME. There must be some contributions to both the industry and SME, though significant and sustained contributions can be to either one.

SME Fellow Award Nomination Conditions
A candidate for Fellow must have been a full member of SME for at least 15 years. A candidate must have demonstrated significant and sustained contributions to the minerals industry and to SME. There must be some contributions to both the industry and SME, though significant and sustained contributions can be to either one. Outstanding service to SME may be to a section, a region, a technical division, and committee or as a representative of SME and the industry to the public. Outstanding contributions to the industry may be as a leader in exploration, production, manufacturing, environment, basic sciences, engineering applications, education, management or public relations. Contributions may be evidenced by patents, technical papers, educational activities or managerial contributions. Other contributions may be in the development of exploration techniques, mineral properties, mineral processes, major engineering projects, mineral-related equipment and environmental solutions.

View the award guidelines

SME Fellows:

  • 2021 – John R. Ackerman

  • 2021 – Daniel T. Eyde

  • 2021 – Catherine A. Joyner

  • 2021 – Richard L. Lambert

  • 2020 – Daniel W. Kappes

  • 2020 – Michael G. Nelson

  • 2020 – Samuel J. Shoemaker Jr.

  • 2020 – John L. Uhrie

  • 2019 – Mark E. Emerson

  • 2019 – James D. Humphrey

  • 2019 – John D. Wiebmer

  • 2019 – William G. Pariseau

  • 2018 – Michael C. Korb

  • 2018 – Robert P. Kudlawiec

  • 2018 – Ronald Parratt

  • 2017 – C. Dale Elifrits

  • 2017 – D. Erik Spiller

  • 2017 – Courtney Young

  • 2016 - Robert V. Washnock

  • 2016 - Joseph C. Zelanko

  • 2016 - Jon J. Kellar

  • 2016 - J. Steven Gardner

  • 2016 - Corby G. Anderson

  • 2015 - Steven Holmes

  • 2015 - Jeffery L. Kohler

  • 2015 - Gerald Luttrell

  • 2015 - Alan A. Campoli

  • 2014 - William A. Warfield

  • 2014 - Rohini P. Sharma

  • 2014 - Joseph M. Driscoll

  • 2014 - Deepak Malhotra

  • 2013 - Thomas O'Neil

  • 2013 - Raymond Henn

  • 2013 - Kadri Dagdelen

  • 2013 - Harry M. Parker

  • 2013 - Drew Meyer

  • 2012 - Timothy D. Arnold

  • 2012 - Mary Poulton

  • 2012 - Hugh B. Miller

  • 2012 - William J. Beck

  • 2011 - Yoginder Chugh

  • 2011 - William Hustrulid

  • 2011 - Jurgen Brune

  • 2011 - Francis Martino

  • 2010 - Rick Honaker

  • 2010 - John Mansanti

  • 2010 - Dan Alexander

  • 2010 - Charles Bucknam

  • 2009 - Thomas A. Gray

  • 2009 - Rong-Yu Wan

  • 2009 - Jessica Elzea Kogel

  • 2009 - Jean-Michel M. Rendu

  • 2008 - Ramana G. Reddy

  • 2008 - Patrick R. Taylor

  • 2008 - Dr. William H. Wilkinson, Jr.

  • 2008 - Dr. Syd S. Peng

  • 2007 - Robert W. Schafer

  • 2007 - Raymond L. Lowrie

  • 2007 - Michael A. Trevits

  • 2007 - John O. Marsden

  • 2006 - Oscar M. Wicken

  • 2006 - James R. Arnold

  • 2006 - D. R. Nagaraj

  • 2006 - Barbara J. Arnold

  • 2005 - Kelvin K. Wu

  • 2005 - John N. Murphy

  • 2005 - George W. Luxbacher

  • 2005 - Arthur A. Schweizer

  • 2005 - A. Frank Alsobrook

  • 2004 - Madan M. Singh

  • 2004 - Douglas B. Silver

  • 2003 - Richard L. Bullock

  • 2003 - Michael K. McCarter

  • 2003 - K. Marc LeVier

  • 2003 - Edward C. Dowling, Jr.

  • 2003 - Dirk J. A. Van Zyl

  • 2002 - Walter E. Heinrichs, Jr.

  • 2002 - Sukumar Bandopadhyay

  • 2002 - R. Larry Grayson

  • 2002 - Jack E. Thompson

  • 2002 - George J. Featherstone

  • 2001 - W. Joseph Schlitt

  • 2001 - Roe-Hoan Yoon

  • 2001 - Donald E. Ranta

  • 2001 - Christopher J. Bise

  • 2001 - Barbara A. Filas

  • 2000 - Rodney L. Bleifuss

  • 2000 - Marshall S. Miller

  • 2000 - James W. Boyd

  • 2000 - Henry N. McCarl

  • 2000 - Bruce H. Mason

  • 2000 - Bill A. Hancock

  • 1999 - Ronald L. Wiegel

  • 1999 - James M. Barker

  • 1999 - Ihor A. Kunasz

  • 1999 - David A. Summers

  • 1999 - Bhupendra K. Parekh

  • 1998 - Richard R. Klimpel

  • 1998 - Nikhil C. Trivedi

  • 1998 - Kenneth N. Han

  • 1998 - H. Lyn Bourne

  • 1997 - Yih-Jian Wang

  • 1997 - Subhash Chander

  • 1997 - Richard E. Gray

  • 1996 - Robert R. Beebe

  • 1996 - Lee W. Saperstein

  • 1996 - Walter D. Haentjens

  • 1995 - William M. Shepard

  • 1995 - Robert C. Freas

  • 1995 - Gene E. McClelland

  • 1995 - Brij M. Moudgil

  • 1994 - John F. Abel, Jr.

  • 1994 - J. Brent Hiskey

  • 1994 - Henry P. Ehrlinger, III

  • 1993 - Philip C. Walsh

  • 1993 - Mark A. Anderson

  • 1993 - Laurence D. Hartzog

  • 1993 - Keith G. Papke

  • 1993 - John L. Schroder, Jr.

  • 1992 - S. Komar Kawatra

  • 1992 - Maurice Deul

  • 1992 - Kal V. S. Sastry

  • 1992 - Jan D. Miller

  • 1992 - Immo H. Redeker

  • 1992 - George S. Austin

  • 1992 - G. Frank Joklik

  • 1992 - Donald W. Gentry

  • 1991 - William Carr

  • 1991 - William C. Peters

  • 1991 - Ta M. Li

  • 1991 - Robert R. Dimock, Jr.

  • 1991 - Joseph F. Shirley

  • 1991 - H. Douglas Dahl

  • 1991 - Frank L. Gaddy

  • 1991 - Arthur E. Himebaugh

  • 1991 - Andrew L. Mular

  • 1990 - William G. Fischer

  • 1990 - Thor H. Kiilsgaard

  • 1990 - Richard J. Stoehr

  • 1990 - Raj K. Singhal

  • 1990 - John A. Herbst

  • 1990 - Jan M. Mutmansky

  • 1990 - James R. Dunn

  • 1990 - Donald A. Brobst

  • 1990 - David R. Maneval

  • 1990 - Claude A. Goode

  • 1990 - Bernard J. Scheiner

  • 1989 - Stanley C. Suboleski

  • 1989 - Richard V. Wyman

  • 1989 - Raja V. Ramani

  • 1989 - Milton H. Ward

  • 1989 - Michael Karmis

  • 1989 - Malcolm J. McPherson

  • 1989 - Leonard R. Judd

  • 1989 - Leonard Harris

  • 1989 - John F. Burst

  • 1989 - Alexander M. Wilson

  • 1988 - Winfred L. Hurley

  • 1988 - Ted H. Eyde

  • 1988 - Page L. Edwards

  • 1988 - John Turyn, Jr.

  • 1988 - Eugene R. Palowitch

  • 1988 - Daniel G. Krige

  • 1987 - Willard C. Lacy

  • 1987 - Thomas J. O'Neil

  • 1987 - Robert L. Frantz

  • 1987 - R. E. Samples (Gene)

  • 1987 - Martin C. Kuhn

  • 1987 - John T. Boyd Sr.

  • 1987 - Harry M. Conger

  • 1987 - Arthur F. Colombo

  • 1987 - A. Tobey Yu

  • 1986 - Wayne H. Burt

  • 1986 - Siegfried Muessig

  • 1986 - Ronald O. Harma

  • 1986 - Richard L. Brittain

  • 1986 - Eugene J. Michal

  • 1985 - Robert W. Bartlett

  • 1985 - Robert C. Merritt

  • 1985 - Ralph E. Bailey

  • 1985 - James C. Bradbury

  • 1985 - Harold J. Heinen

  • 1984 - Thomas A. Henrie

  • 1984 - Stewart R. Wallace

  • 1984 - Richard J. Robbins

  • 1984 - Leonard G. Austin

  • 1984 - John R. Hoskins

  • 1984 - John E. Frost

  • 1984 - E. Minor Pace

  • 1983 - Robert E. Murray

  • 1983 - Ponisseril Somasundaran

  • 1982 - Severn P. Brown

  • 1982 - John R. Clarkson

  • 1982 - Iwao Iwasaki

  • 1982 - Carroll O. Brawner

  • 1981 - William H. Dresher

  • 1981 - Nelson Severinghaus, Jr.

  • 1981 - John D. Morgan

  • 1981 - Frederic L. Kadey, Jr.

  • 1980 - Joseph W. Leonard, III

  • 1980 - James S. Westwater

  • 1980 - Arturo M. Morales-Dominguez

  • 1979 - William N. Poundstone

  • 1979 - Roshan B. Bhappu

  • 1979 - Edward S. Frohling

  • 1978 - Milton E. Wadsworth

  • 1978 - Maurice C. Fuerstenau

  • 1978 - George M. Potter

  • 1978 - Frank F. Aplan

  • 1978 - Donald O. Rausch

  • 1978 - Chester A. Rowland, Jr.

  • 1978 - Carl Rampacek

  • 1977 - William A. Griffith

  • 1976 - Thomas V. Falkie

  • 1976 - David A. Zegeer

  • 1975 - James H. Boes

  • 1975 - F. C. Bond

  • 1975 - Otis Booth

  • 1975 - J. Boyd

  • 1975 - D. M. Brinckerhoff

  • 1975 - Charles W. Brown

  • 1975 - M. J. Callow

  • 1975 - I. Campbell

  • 1975 - C. D. Clarke

  • 1975 - S. S. Clarke

  • 1975 - Earl C. Cockrum

  • 1975 - S. S. Cole

  • 1975 - J. F. Core

  • 1975 - W. J. Coulter, Jr.

  • 1975 - T. B Counselman

  • 1975 - E. H. Crabtree

  • 1975 - J. R. Cudworth

  • 1975 - A. B. Cummins

  • 1975 - D. A. Dahlstrom

  • 1975 - B. Dellinger

  • 1975 - F. D. DeVaney

  • 1975 - Thomas F. Downing, Jr.

  • 1975 - Henry A. Eckmann

  • 1975 - J. M. Ehrhorn

  • 1975 - A. W. Fahrenwald

  • 1975 - A. Fletcher

  • 1975 - H. Fort Flowers

  • 1975 - C. F. Fogarty

  • 1975 - E. G. Fox

  • 1975 - Russell G. Ganong

  • 1975 - Anatol Glas

  • 1975 - W. P. Goss

  • 1975 - M. F. Goudge

  • 1975 - Paul J. Gourguechon

  • 1975 - J. C. Gray

  • 1975 - J. N. Gregory

  • 1975 - R. M. Grogan

  • 1975 - John D. Grothe

  • 1975 - Clarence M. Haight

  • 1975 - H. Hardinge

  • 1975 - I. B. Humphreys

  • 1975 - Wesley Hyatt

  • 1975 - H. C. Ingle

  • 1975 - R. L. Ireland

  • 1975 - H. C. Jackson

  • 1975 - H. M. Jacob

  • 1975 - M. E. Johnson

  • 1975 - E. A. Jones

  • 1975 - George D. Jones

  • 1975 - J. B. Knaebel

  • 1975 - R. P. Koenig

  • 1975 - J. E. Lamar

  • 1975 - K. K. Landes

  • 1975 - Eric H. Lindner

  • 1975 - John MacGinnis

  • 1975 - E. E. Malouf

  • 1975 - P. Malozemoff

  • 1975 - D. Markle

  • 1975 - D. L. Mcelroy

  • 1975 - D. H. Mclaughlin

  • 1975 - F. W. Mcquiston, Jr.

  • 1975 - S. D. Michaelson

  • 1975 - F. R. Milliken

  • 1975 - R. G. Montgomery

  • 1975 - W. P. Morris

  • 1975 - J. B. Morrow

  • 1975 - William R. Nash

  • 1975 - David R. Nelson

  • 1975 - Thomas S. Nye

  • 1975 - E. F. Osborn

  • 1975 - R. D. Parker

  • 1975 - V. D. Perry

  • 1975 - A. F. Peterson

  • 1975 - J. H. Pierce

  • 1975 - Ed Pothier

  • 1975 - C. J. Potter

  • 1975 - Joseph H. Reid

  • 1975 - J. D. Reilly

  • 1975 - J. B. Richardson

  • 1975 - J. T. Ryan, Jr.

  • 1975 - R. E. Salvati

  • 1975 - G. A. Shoemaker

  • 1975 - W. B. Stephenson

  • 1975 - Rex Tario

  • 1975 - G. Cleveland Taylor

  • 1975 - John S. Tibbs

  • 1975 - J. D. Vincent

  • 1975 - Karl A. Von Den Steinen

  • 1975 - Joseph W. Walton

  • 1975 - L. Ware

  • 1975 - Arthur J. Weinig, Jr.

  • 1975 - N. L. Weiss

  • 1975 - W. L. Zeigler

  • 1975 - S. R. Zimmerley


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