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YIH-JIAN WANG

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 9, 1933 – Oct 21, 2019

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May 9, 1933
DIED
October 21, 2019

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WANG YIH-JIAN

Age 86, of Pittsburgh, passed Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Born May 9, 1933, son of Tze-Jung and Tsan Wang in Taipei, Taiwan. A WVU Professor of Mining Engineering in Morgantown, WV. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Janet, by 1 week. Survived by sons, Christopher Wang and...

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My first experience with YJ was as a junior engineer with the Nemacolin Mine, Pennsylvania, owned by Lykes Resources a the time. He came to organize a mine ventilation survey. The survey went well. I did carry him on my back across a large pool of water, and we bonded in a way unknown at the time. YJ was the person who convinced me to pursue a Ph.D. at WVU, and we had a wonderful working relationship throughout the process. I admired him greatly, as a kind and dedicated person but also...