FACULTY & STAFF DIRECTORY

PROFESSORS

Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei

Union Pacific / Rocky Mountain Energy Professor in Mining Engineering

Professor, and Interim Director of Mining and Explosives Engineering

Research Interests:

Sustainability, Mine Reclamation, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization

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Dr. Samuel Frimpong

Professor and Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair

Interim Chair, Department of Computer Science

Research Interests:

Surface Mining, Machine Formation Interactions, Mining Machine Health and Longevity, Oil and Sand Extraction, Mine Production Engineering, Bulk Materials Handling, Advanced Stochastic Modeling, Risks and Safety Engineering

Dr. Kyle Perry

Associate Professor of Explosives Engineering

Research Interests:

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

Dr. Lana Alagha

Associate Professor of Mining Engineering

Research Interests:

Mineral Processing, Surface Chemistry, Water Management, Nanotechnology, Rare Earth Minerals, Liquid Membranes, Separation Science, Oil Sand Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools

Dr. Catherine Johnson

Associate Professor of Explosives Engineering

Research Interests:

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

Dr. Guang Xu

Associate Professor of Mining Engineering

Research Interests:

Mine Ventilation, Health and Safety, Mining-Induced Particulate Matter (PM) Monitor and Control, Underground Fire Safety, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery Using Microwave Technology

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Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh

Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering

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, Fussy Logic, and Genetic-Algorithms)

STAFF

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Judy Russell

Administrative Assistant

Stephen Casey

Senior Academic Advisor

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Vacant

Research Technical Services Supervisor - Mine Manager

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  • Kennedy Mine Bldg - S&T Experimental Mine
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Zeb Whitehouse

Engineering Technician II