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Zach Agioutantis Receives Rock Mechanics Award from SME

November 02, 2022

Zach Agioutantis, chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering, has received the Rock Mechanics Award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).

Agioutantis received the award for his distinguished service to the rock mechanics profession through education, applied research, and the development of practical software for coal mine ground control.

SME brings together the mining and mineral industry's brightest and most dedicated professionals. Over 13,000 global members advance their careers with world-class technical resources, educational programs, networking opportunities and professional development tools from SME. Our members are focused on sharing best practices for safety, environmental stewardship, and moving mining forward.