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Research Areas


Our Professors and staff cover the breadth and depth of mining specializations, including:


  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Metallurgical
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mining Planning & Design
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Reliability, Maintenance & Risk Assessment
  • Robotics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Sustainability


Areas of Research
Faculty Member Research Areas
James Archibald Radioactive Material/Radon Gas Barriers, Rapidly-deployable Spray-on Membrane Supports, Cement Binder Replacement in Backfill, Environmental Assessment for New Mine Developments.
Laeeque Daneshmend Machine Design, Equipment Maintenance, Maintenance Management, Reliability Analysis, Systems Modeling, Simulation and Control, Mining Automation, Telerobotics.
Euler DeSouza Mine Ventilation, Mine Environment, Instrumentation, Backfill.
Ahmad Ghahreman Hydrometallurgy and biohydrometallurgy, Mineral processing wastes and their remediation, Electrochemical dissolution of complex minerals (fundamental studies), Flowsheet design and modeling.
Takis Katsabanis Detonation Physics, Blasting, Fragmentation, Vibration.
Sadan Kelebek Mineral Processing Technology, Process & Tailing Environment, Computer Assisted Process Analysis, Complex Sulphides and Pyrrhotite Rejection.
Joshua Marshall Mining systems, field robotics, and automation.
His work involves the development and application of methods for perception, modelling, analysis, and control of mining equipment and processes.
Steve McKinnon Stress fields in complex geological environments, mine design in high stress conditions, mining induced seismicity, and geodynamics modeling of the earth's crust.
Julian Ortiz Geostatistics, stochastic modeling of ore deposits, sampling and QA QC, geometallurgical modelling.
Chris Pickles Processes and the Environment, Advanced Pyrometallurgy, Process Engineering for Metals Extraction, Advanced Metals Extraction.