Rick Honaker, Ph.D.

Chair
Professor

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mining Engineering - MNG
230A MMRB
Lexington, KY 40506-0107
Phone: 859-257-1108
Fax: 859-323-1962
Email: rhonaker@engr.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

Ph. D.  Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ.          – 1992  – Mining & Minerals Engineering

M. S.    Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ.          – 1988  – Mining & Minerals Engineering

B. S.     Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ.          – 1986  – Mining & Minerals Engineering

A. S.    Southwest Virginia Community College          – 1984 – Engineering

Appointments

9/07 – Present                                      Chair, Mining Engineering Department, Lexington, Kentucky.

7/06 – Present                                      Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

1/00 – 6/06                                          Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

4/97 – 12/99                                        Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

8/92 – 4/97                                          Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

8/91 – 8/92                                           Instructor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois

9/90 – 7/91                                           Research Associate, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia

Selected Publications

  • Honaker, R. Q., Luttrell, G. H. and Yoon, R.-H., “Ultrafine Coal Cleaning Using Selective Hydrophobic Coagulation,” Coal Preparation: An International Journal, Volume 25, No. 2, pp. 81 – 98, 2005.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Das, A. and Nombe, M., “Improving the Separation Efficiency of the Knelson Concentrator Using Air Injection,” Coal Preparation: An International Journal, Vol. 25. No. 2, pp. 99 – 116, 2005.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Luttrell, G. H. and Lineberry, G. T., “Improved Coal Mining Economics Using Near-Face Deshaling, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing Journal, Vol. 23. No. 2, pp. 73 – 79, 2006.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Ozsever, A. V. and Parekh, B. K., “Selective Detachment Process in Column Flotation Froth,” Minerals Engineering, Vol. 19, pp. 687-695, 2006.
  • Honaker, R. Q. and Patwardhan, A., “In-Plant Evaluation of Dense Medium Process Performances,” Coal Preparation: An International Journal, Vol. 26, pp. 149 – 164, 2006.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Das, A. and Boaten, F., “Slurry Viscosity Modification Effects on Classifying Cyclone Performance,” Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 341 – 348, 2007.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Boaten, F. and Luttrell, G. H., “Ultrafine Coal Classification using 150mm gMax Cyclone Circuits, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 20, pp. 1218 – 1226, 2007.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Jain, M. and Saracoglu, M., “Ultrafine Coal Cleaning using Spiral Concentrators,” Minerals Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 14, pp. 1315 – 1319, 2007.
  • Honaker, R. Q., Saracoglu, M. Thompson, E. Bratton, R Luttrell G. H. and Richardson, V., “Upgrading Coal Using A Pneumatic Density-Based Separator,” International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 51 – 67, 2008.
  • Honaker, R. Q., and C. Bimpong, “Alternative Materials for Dense Medium Separations,” International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 173 – 191, 2009.
  • Honaker, R.Q., Hollis, R., Switzer, D. and Coker, T., “Development and Evaluation of the CAVEX Dense Medium Cyclone,” International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 30, No. 2 – 5, pp. 100 – 112, 2010.