On March 18, 2014 the Appalachian School of Law will host Dr. Michael Karmis for the Sutin Endowed Lectureship Series.
On March 18, 2014 the Appalachian School of Law will host Dr. Michael Karmis for the Sutin Endowed Lectureship Series. Dr. Karmis' lecture, Clean Coal ~ Dirty Coal: The Current Status of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage and the Role of Unconventional Reservoirs, will take place at 4:00pm in the Appellate Courtroom.
Dr. Karmis is the Stonie Barker Professor of the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering and the Director of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (VCCER) at Virginia Tech. He has been a faculty member at Virginia Tech since 1978.
His expertise is in the areas of carbon sequestration, mine health and safety, ground control and mining systems, and the sustainable development of energy and mineral resources. He has authored/co-authored over 160 scientific papers and has directed 60 major research projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, and private companies.
A Professional Engineer, Dr. Karmis is an active consultant to the mining industry, academic and research institutions, government agencies, engineering companies, financial and legal firms. He served as the 2002 President of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and as the 2009 President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). He is an Honorary Member of AIME, a Distinguished Member of SME, a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying, and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He has received numerous awards and recognitions by major scientific, educational, professional, and industrial organizations.