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Name: Anthony Szwilski
Title: Professor
Office: Environmental Science & Safety Technology/CITE
Phone: 304-696-5457
Email: szwilski@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Funded Grants:
Present Contracts:
2000-05 Co-Principal Investigator. Developing an Integrated Track Stability Assessment and
Monitoring System for railway track. Federal Rail Administration funding. Phase V: 2005-06
$963,420; Phase IV: 04-05 $960,000; Phase III: 2003-04 $695,000. Phase III: 2002-03 $550,000:
Phase I – II: 2000- 02 $475,000 (Total funding $3.64 million).

2005-06 Principal Investigator: Well Injection Depth Extraction (WIDE) Demonstration Project, US Corps of Engineers funding $488,000. Joint project with West Virginia University, North Carolina State University. Groundwater remediation at air force base, Columbus, Ohio.

2005-06 Principal Investigator: Environmental Management System Software Application
$150,000. US EPA Integrating EMS software and process at Marshall University.

2004-05 Principal Investigator: WV State Water Resource Assessment and Management. MU funding $181,000. Initial phase of water resource assessment for the WV Department of Environmental Protection. Directed by the WV State Joint legislative Commission.

Past Contracts:
2000-03 CPI Utilization of Fly Ash and Abandoned Tires for Transportation Infrastructure Development in the Appalachian Region. ATI, $277,000.

2001-02 PI Rock Mass Rating and Data Management System for Slopes Along Railways and Highways. Appalachian Transport Institute and West Virginia Department of Transport. $90,000.

2000-02 CPI: Development of a Railroad and Highway Traffic Safety and Operations Seminar,
Appalachian Transportation Center. $24,000. Collaborative effort with CSX, Norfolk Southern,
WVDOT, FHWA & MU.

2000-01 CPI: Investigation of Torque Bleeding in a Multi-Component Bolted Connection, CSXT
Railway Corporation and Appalachian Transport Institute, $30,000.

1997-99 CI: NAFTA Manufacturing Engineering & Environmental Coop Student Exchange and
Curriculum Articulation Program; U.S. Department of Education.

1997-99 PI: Design and Development of Training Modules for Emerging Environmental Technologies (for hazardous waste sites). International Union of Operating Engineers, W, DOE contract. $60,000.

(1996). Develop mitigating procedures and processes for health, safety and environmental impacts for the U.S. Navy surface fire support program: Phase I. Department of Defense, principal investigator, $61,000.

(1997-1999). Design and Development of Training Modules for Emerging Environmental Technologies (for hazardous waste sites). International Union of Operating Engineers, West Virginia, a DOE contract, principal investigator, $4,154.

(1997-2000). NAFTA manufacturing engineering & environmental coop student exchange and curriculum articulation program. U.S. Department of Education, investigator, $5,000.

(1998). Develop performance-based training guidelines and short-course for the International Union of Operating Engineers. IUOE, principal investigator, $4,000.
 
 
Presentations:
(1997, October). ISO 14000 Conference on the Environment: The World Around Us. Charleston, WV.

(1998, January). Review of ISO 14000 environmental management systems. Presented at the Region III (EPA) Pollution Prevention Roundtable: 1988 Winter Conference, Alexandria, VA.

Begley, R., & Szwilski, A. B., (1998, April). Expansion of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. West Virginia Mining Association.

& Begley, R. (1998, October). Developing an environmental management system for a company using ISO 14000. Presented at the 1998 annual joint fall meeting of the WV Mining Institute of SME, Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

(1999, March). Update on ISO 14000 and relevance to environmental compliance. Eleventh Annual Environmental Compliance Conference, West Virginia Manufacturers Presented at the Association, Charleston, WV.
 
 
Proceedings:
Dailey, P., Szwilski, A.B., Begley, R.D., Benefits of High-Accuracy GPS Applications in the Minerals Industry’, Conference on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industry, Banff, Canada (Nov 2005).

Szwilski, A.B., Kerchof, W.B., Tomlin, J., et al “Employing HADGPS to Survey Track and Monitor Movement at Curves”, Railway Engineering 2005: 8th International Conference and Exhibition, London (June 2005).

Szwilski, A.B., Begley, R.D., et al, “Using Geophysical Techniques to Study Rail Track in Area of Ground Movement”, Geo-Trans 2004, ASCE, Los Angeles (July 2004).

Szwilski, A.B., Morehead, H, et al, “Non-Invasive Evaluation of a Superfund Site Sub-Surface Using Electromagetic Sensors”, Eighth International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Antalya, Turkey. (May 2004)

Szwilski, A.B., Begley. R.D., et al, “Multi-Sensor Mobile System to Monitor Rail Track Superstructure and Substructure: initial Studies with Non-Invasive Technologies,” American Railway Engineers (AREMA) Conference, Chicago (October 2003)

Szwilski, A.B., Begley. R.D., et l, “Determining Rail Track Movement Trajectories and alignment Using HADGPS,” American Railway Engineers (AREMA) Conference, Chicago (Oct 2003)

Szwilski, A.B., Begley, R.D., et al “Application of Geophysical Methods To Evaluate Rail Track Subsurface, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), San Antonio, Texas (April 2003)

Szwilski, A.B.., Begley, R.D, “Developing an Integrated Rail Track Stability Assessment and Monitoring System Using Non-Invasive Technologies”’ Transportation Research Board 82nd annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (January 2003).

Szwilski, A.B., Begley, R.D, “Evaluating Geophysical Technologies for Real-Time Assessment of Near Surface and Subsurface Conditions” Seventh International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Cagliary, Sardinia, Italy. (October 2002).

Szwilski, A.B., Ball, J., et al., “Rock Fall Hazard Evaluation and Data Management System for
Highway and Railway Rock Slopes”, Seventh International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Cagliary, Sardinia, Italy. (October 2002)

Pascual,F., Szwilski, A.B., “Modelo de Analisis de Placa de Asiento de Carril Sobre Traviesa de Hormogon, National Rail Conference, Santander, Spain (June 2002).

Hooper, J.W., Szwilski, A.B., et al “Marshall University’s M.S. Degree Program in Technology Management”,10th International Conference on Management of Technology, Geneva (June 2001)

Szwilski, A.B. “Using Environmental Management Systems to Systematically Improve Operational Performance and Environmental Protection”, Sixth International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Calgary, Canada. (May 2000)


Szwilski, A.B., Dulin, B.I., Hooper, J.W. “Mountaintop Coal Mining in West Virginia: Environmental Issues”, Sixth International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Calgary, Canada. (May 2000)

Szwilski, A.B., Hooper, J.W., “Innovative Environmental Technology and Training Development for Hazardous Cleanup Operations” Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Issues and
Waste Management in Energy, Mineral Production, Ankara, Turkey (May 98)

Szwilski, A.B., Jiadi, W., “A Mining Safety Health Program In China: An ILO Perspective” Society of Mining Engineers Conference, Orlando. (March 1998)

Szwilski, A.B., “Mine Safety and Health in China: A United Nations Project,” Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Vol. 12, No. 12, (December 1997).

Szwilski, A.B., Hooper, J.W., et al “A Life-Cycle HSE Assessment Model: A Military Technology Acquisition Decision-Making Tool”, Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology,Gothenburg, Sweden. (June 1997)

Hooper, J.W., Szwilski, A.B., et al “Technology-Related Degree Program Initiatives at Marshall
University”, Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
(June 1997)

Szwilski, A.B., “Outcrop Coal Barrier Design Parameters to Prevent A Sudden Discharge of Impounded Mine Water”, International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment, Athens, Greece. (June 1997)


& Begley, R .D. (1997, February). An update on ISO 14000 EMS: Application, if any, to the mining industry. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Mining Engineers, Denver, CO.

Begley, R. D., Szwilski, A. B., & Sarin, D. (1997, February). Environmental issues for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines in the Appalachian coal fields. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Mining Engineers, Denver, CO.

Hooper, J. W., McCumbee, W., Lodgher A., & Al-Haddad, H. (1997, June). A life-cycle HSE assessment model: A military technology acquisition decision-making tool. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology (pp.541 -548), Gothenburg, Sweden.

Hooper, J. W., & Begley, R. D. (1997, June). Technology-related degree program initiatives at Marshall University. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology, (p.411), Gothenburg, Sweden.

(1997, June). Outcrop coal barrier design parameters to prevent a sudden discharge of impounded mine water. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment 1997, Athens, Greece.

& Jiadi, W. (1998, March). A mining safety health program in China: An ILO perspective. Proceedings of the 1998 Society of Mining Engineers Conference , Orlando, FL.

& Hooper, J. W. (1998, May). Innovative environmental technology and training development for hazardous cleanup operations. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Ankara, Turkey.
 
 
Publications:
Szwilski, A.B., “Environmental Management Systems: A Mining Industry Perspective”, Innovation, Management Systems and Trading Committee Newsletter, Vol. 4, No.1 p 23-28, American Bar Association (January 2004).

Szwilski, A.B., Dulin, B.I., Hooper, J.W. “Mountaintop Coal Mining in West Virginia:
Environmental Issues”, International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol.15, No. 3, (June 2001).

Szwilski, A.B. “Using Environmental Management Systems to Systematically Improve Operational Performance and Environmental Protection”, International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment Vol. 14 No. 3 (September 2000).

Szwilski, A.B., Begley, R. “An Update on ISO 14000 EMS: Application to the Mining Industry” Mining Engineering, SME Journal, (November 1998).

Szwilski, A.B., “Building a University and Center for Energy in Sumatra, Indonesia”, Mining Engineering, SME Journal, (August 1991).

Szwilski, A.B., “Significance and Measurement of Coal Mine Productivity,” Mining Science & Technology, (January 1988).

Szwilski, A.B., “Analysis of U.S. Coal Industry Trends: 1900 1986", Mining Science & Technology, (November 1988).

Szwilski, A.B., “Advantages of Strategic Mine Planning” Int. Jnl. Mining Science & Technology,
Elsevier, (September 1987).

Szwilski, A.B., “Multinationals and Developing Countries”, Int. Jnl. Mining Magazine, London, U.K. (August 1987).

Szwilski, A.B., “Economic Environment of Coal Mining in Appalachia: United States”, Int. Jnl. Of Mining Science & Technology, Elsevier, 5(1), 1 10, (1987).

Szwilski, A.B., “Evaluation of Structural Properties of Coal Seams”, Mining Engineering Jnl. (February 1987).

Szwilski, A.B., “Relation Between The Structural and Physical Properties of Coal”, Mining Science & Technology, Vol.2, No.3, Elsevier, Amsterdam (June 1985).

Szwilski, A.B., "Determination of the Anisotropic Elastic Moduli of Coal", International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 2l, No. l, pp. 3 12, (1984).

Szwilski, A.B., "Determination of Elastic Modulus of Stress Relief Cores of Shales, "ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 5, No. ½, (March/June 1982).

Szwilski, A.B., "Influence of Coal Rib Pillar Width on the Stability of Strata Around the Face End and Gatehead in Longwall Mining, "CIM Bulletin, Vol.74, No.830, pp.65 71,(June 1981).

Szwilski, A.B., "A Study of Longwall Mining Application in the Plains Region, Canada," AIME
Handbook Longwall Shortwall Mining, Chapter 30, pp.247 255, (1981).

Szwilski, A.B., "Longwall Methods Applied to the Plains Coal Region,' CIM Bulletin, Vol.73, No.813, pp.85 87, (January 1980).

Szwilski, A.B.,"Canada: Coal Mining Industry, "Colliery Guardian Coal International Journal, pp.29 32, (January 1980).

Szwilski, A.B.,"Mining Development in Alberta Province, Canada," Colliery Guardian Coal International Journal, pp. 17 19, (July 1979).

Szwilski, A.B.,"Experience with Mine Roadway Steel Arch Supports in United Kingdom, CIM
Bulletin, No. 810, pp.42 46, (October 1979).

Szwilski, A.B.,"Review of Mine Ventilation," Western Miner, Canada, Vol.51, No.12, pp.
22 26, (December 1978).

Szwilski, A.B., Whittaker, B.N.,"Control of Strata Movements Around Face Ends, "Inst. Mining Engineers., The Mining Engineer, No. 174, pp. 227 234, (1975).

Szwilski, A.B., "Aspects of Roadway Mechanization and Support in USSR," Inst .Min.Engrs.,The Mining Engineer, No.169, pp. 227 234, (1975).

Daws, G., Szwilski, A.B., Krishna, R."Recent Developments in the Formation and Stability of
Mine Roadways, "IME. The Mining Engineer, No.171, pp.407 410, (1975).

Whittaker, B.N., Szwilski, A.B., "Rock Cutting by Impact Action," International Journal Rock Mechanics and Mineral Science, Vol.10, pp. 659 671, 1974.

Szwilski, A.B.,"Mining Developments in Eastern Europe," Mining Magazine, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Nottingham, England, pp. 20 26, (1974).

Szwilski, A.B.,"Roadway Drivage:A Review of Modern Techniques, Colliery Guardian Journal,pp.107 110, (March 1973).



 

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