Master of Applied Science
UBC’s Department of Mining Engineering is known for being a small, close-knit family.
Our Department is exemplified by the dedication of the faculty and staff who provide a dynamic, hands-on learning experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
In addition to teaching, the faculty work with graduate students and staff to undertake research in all aspects of mining in order to study and improve the industry for future generations. Gifts from alumni, corporations, foundations, students, parents and other friends assist the Keevil Institute in conducting leading edge research, providing outstanding education and contributing to social and economic development [more information].
|Dunbar, W Scott||Bacterial replication controls, bacteriophage, phage|
|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|
|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|
|Van Zyl, Dirk||The contributions that mining makes to sustainable development, life cycle systems, mine earth structures (tailings, heap leach, and rock disposal facilities)|
|Veiga, Marcello||effects of metals in the environment; pollution caused by mining; social effects of mining on communities; mercury pollution on fish, Biogeochemical cycle of heavy metals in the environment, Bioaccumulation and adverse health effects of metals in the environment, specially mercury, Artisanal and small-scale gold mining, Mercury pollution from gold mining and hydroelectric reservoirs, Acid Rock DrainageProcess mineralogy applied to mining and mineral processing, Sustainable development in mining, Mining communities and social issues related to mining, Mine closure and reclamation planning|
Faculty members have been recognized as important contributors to education and teaching both within and beyond the Faculty of Business Administration. Three of our faculty members have received the Simon Fraser University Excellence in Teaching Awards (only awarded once to any particular faculty...
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais – the site of two recent disastrous tailings dams disasters – has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with technology firm Inmarsat providing to provide smart monitoring for the dams. Inmarsat and the Brazilian state will explore several options to “achieve...
A new program for Tahltan First Nation youth seeks to involve them in the sustainable development of their ancestral land. In August 2014, the tailings pond at the Mount Polley mine site failed, spilling millions of litres of highly polluted mining waste into Polley Lake and raising the level by 1....
Jakob Gattinger – https://apsc.ubc.ca/spotlight/jakob-gattinger Kwan Fung – https://apsc.ubc.ca/spotlight/kwan-fung Nathan Skubovius – https://apsc.ubc.ca/spotlight/nathan-skubovius Veronica Knott – https://apsc.ubc.ca/spotlight/veronica-knott Plus our Sessional Instructor...
Over the last five years, the department of engineering at the University of British Columbia has been hiring young professors and researchers who specialize in new technologies. “We have Ilija Miskovic, who is heavily into big data and artificial intelligence, Sanja Miskovic, who uses data to help...
Veronica Knott grew up with no concept of mining. “We lived in downtown Toronto,” the 25-year-old says. “I could not be further from the mining industry.” That changed in 2015 when, intrigued by what she heard from students and faculty, she switched from materials engineering to mining at the...