Louis A. Panek

Louis A. Panek
  • BS Mining 1941

Retired Mining Research Engineer, U.S. Bureau of Mines; Rock Mechanics Consultant; MS in Mining Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering, Columbia University; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Liaison officer in Burma, WWII; Manager of Ground Control Research and Senior Scientist, U.S.B.M.; Internationally recognized leader in underground mine rock mechanics; Several awards including the Bureau of Mines Invention Award; James S. Westwater Chair in Mining Engineering; Conducted field measurement course at Michigan Tech Experimental Mine; SME, AIME, Sigma Xi, American Statistical Association, International Society for Rock Mechanics; Outstanding record of civic service.

From 1997 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Academy