Dr. Gang Chen

Professor of Mining Engineering, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Gang Chen has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and service from 1993 to 2020; and

WHEREAS Dr. Chen is an excellent teacher whose students named him the department’s outstanding professor seven times, and he served as chair or co-chair of the thesis committees for twenty graduate students and on the committees of another thirty-two; and

WHEREAS Dr. Chen is an internationally recognized authority in rock mechanics; and he has conducted extensive research that has greatly benefited the mining industry; and he has produced more than one hundred published research papers and conference reports, many with his students; and research projects in which he has participated have received funding of more than $7.5 million; and

WHEREAS Dr. Chen has served as editor in chief and associate chief editor of two international journals, and has been a reviewer for the national science foundations of the U.S. and China; and

WHEREAS Dr. Chen has been recognized for his teaching on numerous occasions by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration; and he has been honored with chair positions at Fuzhou and Hebei universities in China, and he was named a Fulbright Scholar;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Gang Chen for his extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Chen and as evidence of the University’s desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby confers upon Dr. Gang Chen the title of Professor of Mining Engineering, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor as further evidence of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ esteem and respect for Dr. Gang Chen, and conveyed to Dr. Chen on this twenty-third day of May, 2020.