Topical Advisory Panel for section 'Mineral Exploration Methods and Applications'

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Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta CP 1270709, Chile
Interests: sustainable mining; blasting engineering; mining exploitation; risk assessment and management of contaminated sites; mathematical modeling; porous media
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: drill & blast; quarrying; mining exploitation; dimension stones; mining equipment; controlled blasting; vibration monitoring; conventional & mechanised tunnelling; rock-tool interaction; excavation specific energy
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Department of Civil - Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, CA, Italy
Interests: applied geophysics; non-destructive diagnostics for monuments; geophysical–petrographical characterization of stone materials
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Blasting Design Department, Faculty of Mining Engineering, Saint Petersburg Mining University, 199106 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interests: numerical modeling; rock mechanics; geomechanics; blasting operations and design; MWD
Petroleum Engineering Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Interests: petroleum engineering; exploration geophysics; exploration geochemistry; Raman spectroscopy; mechanical earth modeling
Dr. Kati Laakso
Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Aalto University, Otaniementie 9, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Interests: hyperspectral; mineral exploration; spectroscopy
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School of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China
Interests: rock mechanics; coal seam gas; fluid mechanics; CO2 geo-sequestration; ECBM; mining engineering; permeability; gas diffusion in porous media; cemented past backfill; fly ash
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Application Competence Center, Malvern Panalytical B.V., Lelyweg 1 (7602 EA), P.O. Box 13, 7600 AA Almelo, The Netherlands
Interests: indicator minerals; mineral exploration; till geochemistry; applied mineralogy; applied geochemistry; minerals chemistry; multivariate statistical methods; micro-analytical techniques; LA-ICP-MS
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Department of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta 1270709, Chile
Interests: geostatistical modeling; resource estimation; data analysis
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Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), 3 Avenue Claude Guillemin, 45000 Orléans, France
Interests: exploration geochemistry; trace elements in minerals; geoenvironmental models; granite-related critical metal ore deposits; partial melting; Variscan orogeny
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CINTECX, Grupo de Xestión Segura e Sostible de Recursos Minerais (XESSMIN), Universidade de Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: rock mechanics; rock tensile strength; stability of geological structures; applications of Arduino board and Raspberry Pi in rock mechanics laboratory testing; MLT's and image processing
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Dr. Srikumar Roy
School of Earth Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: gas hydrates; seabed fluid-flow; carbon capture and geological storage; high-resolution 2D/3D pore-structure imaging techniques; Shale gas characterization; Igneous intrusions; submarine volcanic ridges
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Prof. Dr. Jacopo Seccatore
Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago 2580335, Chile
Interests: blast-induced macro-fracturing and micro-fracturing, with small-scale and full-scale on-field testing; effects of timing and initiation sequence on fragmentation results; the effects of lithology on grindability; contour blasting in underground and open cast works; research and applications of specific underground mining methods and underground blasting techniques for small-scale mining; applications of digital image scanning to excavation surfaces; applications of high-speed filming for blast-induced fracture propagation into materials; methods and techniques for sustainable small-scale mining
Geophysical Solutions, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Vuorimiehentie 5, FI-02151 Espoo, Finland
Interests: mineral exploration and mining geophysics; engineering and environmental geophysics; petrophysics, especially electrical conductivity of rocks and sediments; applications of EM, gravity, magnetic and electrical techniques (especially spectral IP) for mineral exploration problems; Arctic infrastructures, mining and permafrost
Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, 15/2172, 17. listopadu, 708 00 Ostrava Poruba, Czech Republic
Interests: mine ventilation; modeling of ventilation network; mine safety; mining law and safety regulations
Geotechnical Engineering Department, Universal Engineering Sciences (UES), Atlanta, GA, USA
Interests: risk assessment for geo-engineering projects; rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering; monitoring and data analytics; artificial intelligence, systems, and probabilistic analyses
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School of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: geotechnical engineering; slope stability; mining geotechnics; probabilistic and stochastic methods in geotechnical engineering; numerical modeling; environmental geotechnics
Faculty of Oceanology and Geography, Gdansk University, 80-309 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: marine geology; engineering geology; geoarchaeology; magnetometry in environmental sciences
Dr. Ziye Wang
State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: mineral prospectivity mapping; geological remote sensing; machine learning; big data
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