Michael J. Mankosa has been named a 2018 inductee into the National Academy of Engineering for his “engineering contributions to the conception, development, design and application of advanced separation technologies for mineral processing.”

Dr. Mankosa is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s mining and minerals engineering department, earning his doctorate in engineering. His graduate work focused on the design, instrumentation and control of process equipment.

Dr. Mankosa served as Director of Research & Development for Carpco, Inc., and later went on to join Eriez Magnetics as Technical Director in 1997 and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2003. In this position, he was responsible for Research & Engineering, Information Systems and Manufacturing Operations for Eriez’ North American operations as well as President of Eriez Flotation Division, Canada. He has recently been promoted to Executive Vice President - Global Technology and is responsible for all technical aspects of Eriez’ global operations as well as evaluation of new business opportunities.

Dr. Mankosa is a member of several professional societies including the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the Instrument Society of America and the Coal Prep Society of America. He was named a 2012 department of mining and minerals engineering Distinguished Alumnus.

Authoring over 100 articles in scientific and technical journals, Mankosa obtained multiple equipment and process patents and has received over $2 million in research funding from state and federal agencies. Additionally, he has organized and/or participated as a guest lecturer in dozens of short courses and technical workshops throughout the world. He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Penn State Behrend Department of Engineering as well as the Advisory Board for the Virginia Tech Mining & Minerals Engineering Department. In addition to his professional service, Dr. Mankosa contributes time to local not-for-profit charities as a board member for Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and the Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity.