Mining Engineering

Mining Engineering offers opportunity for study in the fields of mining and mineral processing, including mine environment and coal preparation. Areas of research interest are:

  • Mining: Mine economics and valuation, mine design, drilling and blasting methods, rock mechanics and slope stability, optimization and simulation of mining operations, advanced mining methods, mine services (particularly mine ventilation), and climatic control.
  • Mineral processing: Unit operations, comminution, process modelling and optimization, expert systems, instrumentation and computer control. Flotation, surface chemistry, fines recovery, coal recovery, treatment of fine and oxidized coal, and precious metals recovery.
  • Mining and Environment: Acid rock drainage, environmental protection, effluent control and treatment. Social and legal aspects of sustainable mining practices, small-scale mining in developing countries.
 

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Dunbar, W Scott Industrial biotechnology; Economics and business administration; biotechnology applications in mineral resources; mining industry business model innovation
Elmo, Davide rock mechanics and rock engineering design; advanced numerical modelling of block cave mining and discrete fracture networks, interaction between surface and underground mining, numerical simulations of the mechanical behaviour of hard rock pillars, slope stability analysis, applications of synthetic rock mass modelling and discrete fracture network modelling.
Holuszko, Maria minerals characterization as it applies to mineral processing; recovery of metals from industrial and municipal waste streams
Klein, Bern processing of precious minerals; processing of industrial metals, Ultrafine grinding, high pressure grinding rolls, hydraulic transport of non-Newtonion mineral slurries, industrial minerlas, mine-mill integration, continuous centrifugal gravity concentration, improved technologies for artisinal andsmall scale gold miners, metal leaching from waste rock, rheology of mineral suspensions
Kunz, Nadja Decision Analysis; Mining engineering; Hydrology; water resources management; Environmental engineering; Systems engineering; Risk management
Madiseh, Ali Mining engineering; Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation; Heat and mass transfer operations; energy systems; Renewable energy systems; Energy storage; Energy decarbonization; Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Miskovic, Sanja Mineral Processing; Multiphase Systems; Production and Process Optimization; Optimization, Control and Operations Research; Prefeasibility and Pilot Scale; R&D and Innovation; Technological Innovations; Sensors and Devices; Multiphase Flows; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Experimental Fluid Dynamics; High performance computing; Minerals Processing; Embedded Sensors; IIoT; Industrial Big Data; Critical Elements Extraction
Miskovic, Ilija Multi-physics of Geo-materials, Big Data
Pawlik, Marek Surface chemistry, Adsorption of polymers and surfactants, Process water and reagent chemistry, rheology of mineral suspensions, interparticle and interfacial phenomena
Scoble, Malcolm Sustainable mining, mining with communities, mine-mill integration, workplace safety, mining innovation
Steen, John Thomas Strategy; Innovation; Network analysis; Projects; Mining industry

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Student
Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering (MASc)