Montana Tech alum Chris Roos has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Robert Peele Memorial Award from the Mining & Exploration (M&E) Division of the Society of Mining Engineers of AIME (SME). The award is given for the best paper related to the M&E Division, published in an SME publication within a two-year period. The primary author must be an SME member not over 35 years of age.
Chris graduated from Montana Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering in 2007 and a master’s degree in Mining Engineering in 2008. His paper, “Estimating Excavator Teeth Consumption,” was published in the August 2010 issue of Mining Engineering magazine. The paper was Chris’ publishable paper thesis for his master’s degree and was the result of a research project funded by Newmont Mining, a Montana Tech KEY VIP. Chris worked in the Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department as a visiting Assistant Professor during the 2010–2011 school year. Chris is currently employed as a Mining Engineer with Newmont Mining Corporation at their corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado.