My research activities are conducted through Mining and Rock Science Development and Innovation Laboratory (MRDIL) at the University of Alberta. My research strives to use operations research and advanced analytical methods to develop models and solutions for the mining industry that allows better mine design and optimum operation. The objective of the research group is to focus on fundamental research and to tackle challenging projects addressing industry needs.
My research focuses on surface and underground mine planning and optimization. The ongoing research projects fall into the following areas:
I am also part of the industrial research consortium Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) at the University of Alberta.
Second phase of a dynamic scenario-based mine feasibility study from exploration through operations to final mine closure plan. This course follows MIN E 402 with detailed mine plans and equipment selection, manpower, ventilation, processing, environment and economic analyses. Prepare regular team reports and presentations. Present findings during an industry seminar. Weekly seminars with instructor and industry experts. Prerequisite: MIN E 402. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.Winter Term 2021
Principles and application of surface mining methods (mechanical, aqueous, and continuous surface mining methods). Production and productivity considering the generation of mine specific landform structures. Loading and hauling systems. Water drainage systems. Haul road design and maintenance. Waste dump and tailings facility design and management. Closure and reclamation. Prerequisites: MIN E 310, 330, 323, and 325.Fall Term 2020
Principles and fundamental subjects in Mining Engineering at the advanced level: definition of the terms used in mining, particularly those that are specific to either mines or minerals. Definition of mineral resource, reserve, and stages of mining based on applicable standards. Classification of mining methods, mining process, and selection of mining equipment. Waste dump design and management.Fall Term 2020