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Anthony Iannacchione

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Civil & Environmental Engr

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(2009) Society of Mining, Exploration, and Metallurgical Engineers 2009 Syd S. Peng Ground Control in Mining Award.

(2009) Society of Mining, Exploration, and Metallurgical Engineers 2009 Henry Krumb lecturer.

(2006) 2006 Gold Award of Excellence for the Outstanding Professional Employee (Medical/Scientific Series), Federal Executive Board for the Pittsburgh Region.

(1999) American Society of Civil Engineer's Zone 1, Government Civil Engineer of the Year for 1999.

(1999 - 2005) Received numerous performance special achievement awards from NIOSH including five outstanding performances.

(1998) Engineer of the Year for 1998, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Service..

(1998) Finalist (top 10) for the National Society of Professional Engineers' Federal Engineer of the Year, 1998..

(1997) Pittsburgh Research Center Publication of the Year, best trade journal publication, ARoof and Rib Hazards Assessment for Underground Stone Mines.

(1997) Silver Award for the 1997 Outstanding Team Award for development of the Roof Monitoring Safety System (RMSS) by the Federal Executive Board of Pittsburgh..

(1997) Bronze Award for the 1997 Outstanding Supervisor/Manager in a Professional Series by the Federal Executive Board of Pittsburgh..

G.C., Mineral Industry Risk Management, University of Queensland, 2012

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1997

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1990

M.S., Earth and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1977

B.S., Geology, California State College, 1975

Evanek, N., Iannacchione, A., & Miller, T. (2021). Controlling Crosscut Damage in Response to Excessive Levels of Horizontal Stress: Case Study at the Subtropolis Mine, Petersburg, OH. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 38(1), 645-653.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s42461-020-00357-9.

Evanek, N., Slaker, B., Iannacchione, A., & Miller, T. (2021). LiDAR mapping of ground damage in a heading re-orientation case study. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 31(1), 67-74.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2020.12.018.

Adelsohn, E., Iannacchione, A., & Winn, R. (2020). Investigations on longwall mining subsidence impacts on Pennsylvania highway alignments. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 30(1), 85-92.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2019.12.012.

Iannacchione, A., Miller, T., Esterhuizen, G., Slaker, B., Murphy, M., Cope, N., & Thayer, S. (2020). Evaluation of stress-control layout at the Subtropolis Mine, Petersburg, Ohio Anthony. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MINING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 30(1), 77-83.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2019.12.009.

Li, Z., Vandenbossche, J.M., Janssen, D.J., & Iannacchione, A.T. (2018). A Newly Developed Wellbore-Simulation Apparatus To Study Performance of Oilwell Cements. SPE Drilling & Completion, 33(02), 174-191.Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). doi: 10.2118/191129-pa.

Li, Z., Vandenbossche, J.M., Janssen, D.J., & Iannacchione, A.T. (2018). A Newly Developed Wellbore-Simulation Apparatus To Study Performance of Oilwell Cements. SPE DRILLING & COMPLETION, 33(2), 174-191.

Zhou, L., Yuan, L., Thomas, R., & Iannacchione, A. (2017). Determination of velocity correction factors for real-time air velocity monitoring in underground mines. Int J Coal Sci Technol, 4(4), 322-332.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s40789-017-0184-z.

Li, Z., Vandenbossche, J.M., Iannacchione, A.T., Brigham, J.C., & Kutchko, B.G. (2016). Theory-Based Review of Limitations With Static Gel Strength in Cement/Matrix Characterization. SPE DRILLING & COMPLETION, 31(2), 145-158.Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). doi: 10.2118/178923-PA.

Beck, T. (2014). Coal workers' pneumoconiosis in U.S. coal mines: a review of exposures, interventions, and outcomes. University of Pittsburgh.

Kissell, F.N., & Iannacchione, A.T. (2014). Gas Outbursts in Coal Seams. In Coal Bed Methane. (pp. 177-184).Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-800880-5.00009-7.

Murphy, M.M., Westman, E.C., Iannacchione, A., & Barczak, T.M. (2012). Relationship between radiated seismic energy and explosive pressure for controlled methane and coal dust explosions in an underground mine. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 28(1), 278-286.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.tust.2011.12.002.

Ge, M., Mrugala, M., & Iannacchione, A.T. (2009). Microseismic Monitoring at a Limestone Mine. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 27(3), 325-339.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s10706-008-9234-z.

Murphy, M.M., Iannacchione, A.T., Westmah, E.C., & Chapman, M.C. (2009). Analysis of seismic signatures from gas- And dust-based explosions at the Lake Lynn Experimental Mine. Mining Engineering, 61(6), 91-98.

Iannacchione, A., Prosser, L., Esterhuizen, G., & Bajpayee, T. (2007). Methods for determining roof fall risk in underground mines. Mining Engineering, 59(11), 47-53.

Iannacchione, A.T., Prosser, L.J., Esterhuizen, G., & Bajpayee, T.S. (2007). Technique to assess hazards in underground stone mines: The roof-fall-risk index (RFRI). Mining Engineering, 59(1), 49-57.

Iannacchione, A.T., & Vallejo, L.E. (2000). Shear strength evaluation of clay-rock mixtures. Geotechnical Special Publication, (101), 209-223.

Iannacchione, A.T. (1999). Analysis of pillar design practices and techniques for US limestone mines. TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING TECHNOLOGY, 108, A152-A160.

Iannacchione, A.T., Grau, R.H., Sainato, A., Kohler, T.M., & Schatzel, S.J. (1984). ASSESSMENT OF METHANE HAZARDS IN AN ANOMALOUS ZONE OF A GULF COAST SALT DOME. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines.

Iannacchione, A.T., Grau, R.H., Sainato, A., Kohler, T.M., & Schatzel, S.J. (1984). ASSESSMENT OF METHANE HAZARDS IN AN ANOMALOUS ZONE OF A GULF COAST SALT DOME. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines.

HOUSEKNECHT, D.W., & IANNACCHIONE, A.T. (1982). ANTICIPATING FACIES-RELATED COAL MINING PROBLEMS IN HARTSHORNE FORMATION, ARKOMA BASIN. AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS, 66(7), 923-930.

Iannacchione, A.T., Finfinger, G.L., Kohler, T.M., & Hyman, D.M. (1982). INVESTIGATION OF METHANE EMISSIONS FROM AN ADVANCING FACE IN THE BELLE ISLE DOMAL SALT MINE, LOUISIANA. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines.

Iannacchione, A.T., Finfinger, G.L., Kohler, T.M., & Hyman, D.M. (1982). INVESTIGATION OF METHANE EMISSIONS FROM AN ADVANCING FACE IN THE BELLE ISLE DOMAL SALT MINE, LOUISIANA. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines.

Iannacchione, A.T., Ulery, J.P., Hyman, D.M., & Chase, F.E. (1981). GEOLOGIC FACTORS IN PREDICTING COAL MINE ROOF-ROCK STABILITY IN THE UPPER KITTANNING COALBED, SOMERSET COUNTY, PA. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines.

Iannacchione, A.T., Ulery, J.P., Hyman, D.M., & Chase, F.E. (1981). GEOLOGIC FACTORS IN PREDICTING COAL MINE ROOF-ROCK STABILITY IN THE UPPER KITTANNING COALBED, SOMERSET COUNTY, PA. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines.

Iannacchione, A.T., & Puglio, D.G. (1979). GEOLOGY OF THE LOWER KITTANNING COALBED AND RELATED MINING AND METHANE EMISSION PROBLEMS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY, PA. US Bur Mines Rep Invest, (8354).

Iannacchione, A.T., & Puglio, D.G. (1979). METHANE CONTENT AND GEOLOGY OF THE HARTSHORNE COALBED IN HASKELL AND LE FLORE COUNTIES, OKLA. Report of Investigations - United States, Bureau of Mines, (8407).

Adelsohn, E., Li, M., Vallejo, L., Winn, R., Iannacchione, A., & Painter, R. (2021). The Reaction of Embankment to Longwall Mining Subsidence. In IFCEE 2021, 2021-May(GSP 326), (pp. 42-54).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784483435.005.

Evanek, N., Iannacchione, A., & Miller, T. (2020). Controlling crosscut damage in response to excessive levels of horizontal stress: Case study at the Subtropolis mine, Petersburg, OH. In 2020 SME Annual Conference and Expo.

Evanek, N., Iannacchione, A., & Miller, T. (2020). Controlling crosscut damage in response to excessive levels of horizontal stress: Case study at the Subtropolis mine, Petersburg, OH. In 2020 SME Annual Conference and Expo.

Evanek, N., Slaker, B., Iannacchione, A., & Miller, T. (2020). LiDAR mapping of ground damage in a heading reorientation case study. In Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM 2020, (pp. 134-143).

Adelsohn, E., Iannacchione, A., & Winn, R. (2019). Investigations on longwall mining subsidence impacts on Pennsylvania highway alignments. In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM 2019, (pp. 239-250).

DaCanal, T., Iannacchione, A., & Grunauer, B. (2019). Factors affecting subsidence basin formation and associated surface impacts in the Pittsburgh coalbed: 50 years of experience within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM 2019, (pp. 220-228).

Iannacchione, A., Miller, T., Cope, N., Esterhuizen, G., Slaker, B., Murphy, M., & Thayer, S. (2019). Evaluation of stress control layout at the subtropolis mine, Petersburg, Ohio. In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM 2019, (pp. 122-131).

Iannacchione, A.T., & Evanek, N.E. (2018). 36 years of subsidence reporting at the ICGCM. In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM 2018, (pp. 175-182).

Murphy, M., Slaker, B., Iannacchione, A., Rashed, G., Van Dyke, M., Buchan, G., Minoski, T., McElhinney, D., & Winfield, J. (2018). Development of a comprehensive pillar and roof monitoring system at a steeply dipping underground limestone mine. In Vision, Innovation and Identity: Step Change for a Sustainable Future - 2018 SME Annual Conference and Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section, 2018-February.

Yang, J., Yang, B., & Iannacchione, A. (2018). Cemented coal gangue-fly ash backfill technique. In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, ICGCM 2018, (pp. 204-211).

Iannacchione, A.T., & Tadolini, S.C. (2016). Occurrence, predication, and control of coal burst events in the U.S. In International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 26(1), (pp. 39-46).Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2015.11.008.

Grasinger, M., Li, Z., Vuotto, A., Brigham, J., Iannacchione, A., & Vandenbossche, J. (2015). Simulation of Cement Slurry Flow to Assess the Potential for Voids and Channels in Wellbore Cementing Processes. In All Days, 2015-January.SPE. doi: 10.2118/177311-ms.

Iannacchione, A. (2011). Welcome to San Francisco, California, USA. In 45th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium.

Iannacchione, A., Tonsor, S.J., & Harbert, W. (2011). The 3rd assessment of Pennsylvania's ACT 54 - Protecting structures, land and water supplies from underground coal mine subsidence damages, 2003 to 2008. 2011 Annual Joint Meeting SME/PCMIA.Southpointe, PA.

Iannacchione, A., Benner, J., Witkowski, M., Miller, H., & Shuler, G. (2010). Observations of impacts to Pennsylvania's interstate highways by longwall mining. 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining.Morgantown, WV.

Iannacchione, A.T., & Mark, C. (2009). Major hazard risk assessment applied to pillar recovery operations. 28th International Ground Control Conference.Morgantown, WV.

Esterhuizen, G.S., Dolinar, D.R., & Iannacchione, A.T. (2008). Field observations and numerical studies of horizontal stress effects on roof stability in US limestone mines. In JOURNAL OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, 108(6), (pp. 345-352).

Esterhuizen, G.S., & Iannacchione, A.T. (2005). Effect of the dip and excavation orientation on roof stability in moderately dipping stone mine workings. In American Rock Mechanics Association - 40th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, ALASKA ROCKS 2005: Rock Mechanics for Energy, Mineral and Infrastructure Development in the Northern Regions.

Iannacchione, A.T., Esterhuizen, G.S., Bajpayee, T.S., Swanson, P.L., & Chapman, M.C. (2005). Characteristics of mining-induced seismicity associated with roof falls and roof caving events. In American Rock Mechanics Association - 40th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, ALASKA ROCKS 2005: Rock Mechanics for Energy, Mineral and Infrastructure Development in the Northern Regions.

Iannacchione, A.T., Coyle, P.R., Prosser, L.J., Marshall, T.E., & Litsenberger, J. (2004). The relationship of roof movement and strata-induced microseismic emissions to roof falls. 2004 Society of Mining Engineers Annual Meeting.

Iannacchione, A.T., Marshall, T.E., Burke, L., Melville, R., & Litsenberger, J. (2003). Safer mine layouts for underground stone mines subjected to excessive levels of horizontal stress. Safety Seminar for Underground Stone Mines.Louisville, KY.

Gale, W.J., Heasley, K.A., Iannacchione, A.T., Wanson, P.L.S., Hatherly, P., & King, A. (2001). Rock damage characterisation from microseismic monitoring. In DC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS), (pp. 1313-1320).

Iannacchione, A.T., & Vallejo, L.E. (2000). Shear Strength Evaluation of Clay-Rock Mixtures. Geo-Denver 2000.Denver, CO. doi: 10.1061/40512(289)16.

Grau, R.H., Iannacchione, A.T., & Prosser, L.J. (1999). Remote roof stability monitoring for underground nonmetal mines. In Structures Congress - Proceedings, (pp. 727-730).

Iannacchione, A.T., & Prosser, L.J. (1998). Roof and rib hazard assessment for underground stone mines. Soc. of Mining Eng. Annual Mtg..Denver, CO.

Iannacchione, A.T., & Vallejo, L.E. (1995). Factors affecting the slope stability of Kentucky's abandoned mine lands. In 35th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1995, (pp. 837-842).

Iannacchione, A., & Mark, C. (1992). Evaluating coal pillar mechanics through field measurements. 11th Int. Conf. on Ground Control in Mining.Wollongong, Australia.

Iannacchione, A.T., & DeMarco, M.J. (1992). Optimum mine designs to minimize coal bumps. A review of past and present U.S. practices. (pp. 235-247).

Iannacchione, A.T., & Vallejo, L.E. (1991). Stress and behavior of material under direct shear. In 32nd U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1991, (pp. 549-558).

IANNACCHIONE, A., & MARK, C. (1990). Possible Mechanism for Surface Vibrations Near Maxwell Hill, West Virginia. Assoc. of Eng. Geol. Ann. Mtg..Pittsburgh, PA. doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.xxvii.3.341.

Iannacchione, A.T. (1989). Numerical simulation of coal pillar loading with the aid of a strain-softening finite difference model. In 30th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, USRMS 1989, (pp. 775-782).

Iannacchione, A.T., Campoli, A.A., & Oyler, D.C. (1987). Fundamental studies of coal mine bumps in the Eastern United States. 8th Symp. on Rock Mech..Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Iannacchione, A.T., & Puglio, D.G. (1985). Geological association of coalbed gas and natural gas from the Hartshorne Formation in Haskell and LeFlore Counties, Oklahoma. 9th Int. Cong. of Carb. Strat. and Geol..Campaign Urbana, IL.

Puglio, D.G., & Iannacchione, A.T. (1985). Structural deformation of the Allegheny Group of coalbeds in the Appalachian Plateau of central Pennsylvania. 9th Int. Cong. of Carb. Strat. and Geol..Champaign Urbana, IL.

IANNACCHIONE, A.T., & ACKMAN, T.E. (1984). REACTIVATION OF LANDSLIDES BY SURFACE SUBSIDENCE FROM LONGWALL MINING. Am. Assoc. of Petro. Geol. Eastern Sec. Mtg..Pittsburgh, PA.

Iannacchione, A.T., Popp, J.T., & Rulli, J.A. (1984). OCCURRENCE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GEOLOGICAL ANOMALIES AND CUTTER ROOF FAILURE: THEIR EFFECT ON GATEROAD STABILITY. Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. on Stability in Underground Min..Lexington, KY.

HOUSEKNECHT, D.W., & IANNACCHIONE, A.T. (1980). ANTICIPATING COAL MINING PROBLEMS IN HARTSHORNE FORMATION, EAST-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, USING SEDIMENTARY FACIES ANALYSIS. Am. Assoc. of Petro. Geol. Ann. Conv..Denver, CO.