Topical Advisory Panel


Dr. Eugie Kabwe
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: rock mechanics; tunnelling; constitutive modelling; numerical modelling; tunnel support design; blasting; ground vibration; time dependent behaviour; static and dynamic rock mass response
Advanced Mining Technology Center, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8370451, Chile
Interests: open-pit mining; mine planning and design; optimization; mathematical programming
Advanced Mining Technology Center, University of Chile, Santiago 8370448, Chile
Interests: mine planning; optimization; simulation; mine design; production scheduling; short-term planning
Department of Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
Interests: occupational safety; occupational health; mine ventilation; dust control; toxicity studies; underground mining; automation
Dr. André Xavier
Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: mine managment; corporate social responsibility; sustainable development
Research Institute of Energy and Resources (RIER), Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Republic of Korea
Interests: 3D printing rock; artificial geomaterials; rock mechanics; discrete fracture network (DFN); rock slope stability
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Dr. Gaili Xue
College of Mining Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
Interests: cemented tailings backfill technology; green cementitious materials; hydration and microstructural characteristics; mine ecological restoration; multi-field coupling mechanical properties
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: tunnelling; soil conditioning; mechanised tunnelling, permeation grouting; rock wear; mechanised tunnelling; vibration control in D&B
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Western Australian School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430, Australia
Interests: machine learning (ML) algorithms; artificial intelligence (AI); mine automation; rock mechanics; deep mining; static and dynamic response of rocks; rockburst; blasting operation
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NUST Balochistan Campus, National University of Sciences and Technology, Quetta 87300, Pakistan
Interests: green and climate-smart mining; mine safe; mine evaluation systems
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