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.×
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.×
Dr. Kidanu’s research focuses on:
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.×