Dr. Raja Ramani (MinE’62) inducted into National Mining Hall of Fame of USA

December 30, 2021 0 comments ISMAANA Admin Categories Patrika Q4 2021

At 34th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Denver CO on October 23, 2021, Dr. Raja V. Ramani was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame. The museum is located in Leadville, Colorado, USA, dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people who work with natural resources. The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is the only national mining museum with a federal charter, set up by US Congress in 1988.


Dr. Raja V. Ramani is currently Emeritus Professor of Mining and Geo-Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University His current activities include teaching, research, consulting and service to the worldwide mineral industry through his academic and professional affiliations.

Dr. Ramani, is a graduate of the IIT IISM) (Mining Engineering, 1962), He obtained his M.S. (1968) and Ph.D. (1970) degrees in mining engineering from Penn State University

Dr. Ramani’s contributions to mineral engineering have been widely acknowledged with awards from academia and technical and professional societies. Dr. Ramani is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indian School of Mines (1978), SME Book Publications Award (1981), JSPS (Japan) Eminent Scientist Fellowship Award (1983) and Fulbright Scholar Award to Soviet Union (1989-1990). In 1989, he was elected a Distinguished Member of SME and was awarded the APCOM Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry.

Dr. Ramani is married to the former Geetha V. Chalam, has two sons Deepak [Ph.D.] and Gautam [M.D.], and lives in State College, PA.

At the Hall of Fame ceremonial dinner, IIT (ISM) alumni attending the event from top left Pradip Gangopadhyay, Mihir Sinha, Rohini Sharma, Ravi Batra and Hemanta Mukherjee