James William White; photo courtesy of Modular Mining SystemsCHEE is sad to report the passing of James William White, a mining-technology pioneer who taught in the UA chemical engineering department from 1971 to 1981.

A visionary inventor and dedicated mentor, White co-founded Modular Mining Systems and helped revolutionize the way mines operate in real time with the traffic management algorithm he developed for their Dispatch computerized fleet control system.

 

Photo courtesy of Modular Mining Systems

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