• Rajive Ganguli
    • Rajive Ganguli
    • MIRL Director
    • Rajive Ganguli: Areas of Expertise

      Dr. Ganguli has two decades of experience handling a variety of mining related topics such as mine systems optimization, coal utilization and rare earth mineral processing. In addition to his academic credentials, he is also a registered Professional Engineer (mining engineering, Alaska) and Mine Foreman (Alabama).

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  • Srijan Aggarwal
    • Srijan Aggawal
    • Srijan Aggawal: Areas of Expertise

      • Water Chemistry
      • Biofilm Processes
      • Air Pollution
      • Fate and Transport of Contaminants

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  • Sampurna Arya
    • Sampurna Arya
    • Sampurna Arya: Areas of Expertise

      Dr. Arya’s research focuses on mine health and safety, mine ventilation, CFD modeling of mine environment, scale modeling, and computer applications in mining.

      He has been involved in the development of a scrubber to combat dangers of dust generation in underground coal mines. Some of his recent projects include testing of a wing regulator to enhance the flow of fresh air at a room and pillar mine section, numerical modeling a novel Vortecone wet scrubber for dust capture in underground coal mines, and development of computer-based training modules for miners to teach problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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  • Sukumar Bandopadhayay
    • Sukumar Bandopadhyay
    • Sukumar Bandopadhyay: Areas of Expertise

      Dr. Bandopadhyay's expertise include mine planning and optimization, neural networks, mine ventilation planning and design, including open pit ventilation and fugitive dust mitigation, arctic mining, and characterization of energy materials.

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  • Gang Chen
    • Gang Chen
    • Gang Chen: Areas of Expertise

      • Underground opening design and stability analysis
      • Slope stability monitoring and analysis
      • Rock blasting monitoring, analysis and optimization
      • Monitoring and analysis of ground vibration due to rock blasting
      • Laboratory testing of rock mechanical properties
      • Computer modeling and analysis of rock excavations

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  • Douglas Cook
    • Douglas Cook
    • Affiliate Professor
    • Douglas Cook: Areas of Expertise

      • Global emerging market mineral exploration

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  • Margaret Darrow
    • Margaret Darrow
    • Margaret Darrow: Areas of Expertise

      • Frozen Ground Engineering
      • Thermal Modeling

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  • Subhabrata Dev lab
    • Subhabrata Dev
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Tathagata Ghosh
  • Scott Huang
  • Shishay Kidanu
    • Shishay Kidanu
    • Shishay Kidanu: Areas of Expertise

      Dr. Kidanu’s research focuses on:

      • Application of near surface geophysics for mining engineering
      • Mineral resource exploration and development
      • Geotechnics and environmental purposes
      • GIS-based multivariate geospatial analysis for geohazard assessment and prediction, environmental studies, and natural resource management

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  • Paul Metz
  • Debu Misra
  • Dan Walsh
    • Daniel Walsh
    • Daniel Walsh: Areas of Expertise

      Daniel E. Walsh, P.E. is Emeritus Professor of Mineral Preparation Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a registered professional mining engineer in the State of Alaska. For six years (2006-2012), he served on the State of Alaska Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors, a board member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). He is presently a consultant to the national and international mineral industry. His engineering and research interests span a broad range of mineral processing applications, including project economic evaluation, comminution, precious metals recovery, gravity concentration, plant design, coal cleaning & utilization, and rare earth minerals.

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  • Mineral Industry Research Laboratory (MIRL)
  • Duckering Building
  • 1760 Tanana Loop
  • PO Box 75 5800
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5800, USA