David R. Hanson

For the paper "Rode Stability Analysis by Acoustic Spectroscopy"

AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award in 1986

David R. Hanson has been employed as a Research Scientist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines since 1980. His research activities at the Bureau of Mines include microseismic research to delineate the cave line in large, hard-rock, block caving operations; electromagnetic emission studies coincident with rock failure; and methane emission monitoring and acoustic signal analysis with the yielding of coal pillars.

Mr. Hanson received a B.S. in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines in 1975. He joined Mobil Oil Corporation, where he worked on the use of geophysics for oil and gas exploration. After leaving Mobil, he returned to the Colorado School of Mines and received an M.S. In Geophysical Engineering in 1980. He is currently doing Ph.D. work at the University of Colorado, specializing in high temperature and pressure mineral physics. Mr. Hanson is a member of SME, AGU, SEG, and AAAS.

Mr. Hanson's paper was published in the January, 1985, issue of Mining Engineering.