Faculty Directory

Dr. Lana Alagha

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Mineral Processing, Critical and Strategic Minerals, Surface Chemistry, Tailing Management, Nanotechnology, Rare Earth Extraction, Separation Science, Oil Sand Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei

Union Pacific / Rocky Mountain Energy Professor and Department Chair

Research Interests

Sustainability, Mine Reclamation, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization

Personal website: https://mining-sustainability.com/ 

Dr. Alexander Douglas

Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Data analytics, Haul road monitoring, Mine Automation, Remote Sensing, and Operational Safety

 

 

Dr. Samuel Frimpong

Professor and Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair

Research Interests

Mine Automation and Intelligent Mining Systems, Formation Excavation Engineering, Synthetic and Renewable Energy, Machine Dynamics and Fatigue Modeling, Minerals and Energy Economics, and Safety, Health, and Hazards Engineering



Dr. Catherine Johnson

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Environmental Considerations of Blasting, Fragmentation Prediction, Biological Effects of Shock Exposure, Explosibility of Dusts

 

Dr. Kyle Perry

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Explosion protection, Mine Blasting Effects, Dust Explosions, Ground Control

 

 

Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Computational Mechanics; Numerical Statistical, and Probabilistic Modeling in Rock Mechanics, Rock Slope Stability and Stability of Underground Excavations, Application of Numerical Modeling in Underground and Surface Mining, Reservoir Geomechanics (Wellbore Stability, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Sane Production), Geomechanical Aspects of CO2 Sequestration, Geothermal Energy Recovery, Assessment of Nuclear Waste Disposal Sites, Pore Pressure and In-Situ Stress Analysis, Compaction and Subsidence Modeling, Artificial Intelligence (Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, and Genetic-Algorithms)

 

 

Dr. Guang Xu

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Mine Ventilation, Particulate Matter (PM) Monitor and Control, Fire Safety, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Personal Website: https://www.xu-guang.com