Mr. Daniel E. Walsh
Professor of Mineral Preparation Engineering, Emeritus
Mr. Daniel E. Walsh has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1984 to 2013.
His research interest areas span a broad range of processing applications; and he is recognized and highly respected by the Alaska mining industry and the international mineral preparation engineering community; and his research has been of tremendous benefit to the mining industry in Alaska, including coal utilization technology and using radiotracer technology to increase gold recovery from placer gold mines.
He brought industrial exposure to the classroom of both his undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, which provided current and practical engineering information to his students, and his mentoring and guidance led to many of his students going on to hold engineering positions with companies around the State, and many of his graduate students developed theses pertinent to understanding and developing the State’s mineral and energy resources base.
His public service included laboratory and field work with the mining industry, a role that constantly expanded through additional field and laboratory contact with Alaska miners, thereby enhancing the University’s credibility with industry; and whose high ethical standards, tact and ability to work well with others made him a natural as a liaison between the research and business worlds.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Daniel E. Walsh for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University.