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 Expert  724761

Expert in Mining Engineering, Ore Reserve Estimation, Process Control, Artificial Intelligence, Coal Mines


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Alaska (AK)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has not only worked in a highly gassy underground coal mine, but has also taught coal mine design, besides having designed a multi-seam mine himself. His master's work was on stress transfer between multiple seams. He won the Flame Safety Lamp award from the State of Alabama in 2005.

Expert has designed expert systems for various mining and related activities (such as equipment selection and submarine disposal of tailings). Therefore, he is very familiar with the concept.

Expert has extensive experience in conducting time studies, followed by their simulation. He has simulated various industrial settings including a coal mine and a cable manufacturing factory. In developing these simulations, he is very aware of the importance of the mean time between failure concepts. He has simulated various industrial settings including a coal mine and a cable manufacturing factory.

Expert has vast experience in the minerals field, having worked in mines and being in academia. He has also designed mines. He has three degrees in mining (BE, MS and PhD). He is also a Professional Engineer (mining). He has also won awards in the field.

Expert is extremely familiar with various operations research concepts. He has experience in industrial simulation, statistical process control, neural networks, genetic algorithms and time series analysis. He has published extensively on application of OR in mining engineering.

Expert has led large research projects that required proper sampling and design of experiments. He also serves as an adviser to graduate student work, some of which require design of experiments.

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coal mining

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decision support system

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industrial engineering

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mean time between failure

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mining engineering

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quarry

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surface mining

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underground mining

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mineral

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mineral extraction

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mining

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operations research

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statistical process control chart

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production engineering

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optimum design

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statistical design of experiments


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1999   PhD   Mining Engineering   Univ of Kentucky  
1995   MS   Mining Engineering   Virginia Tech  
1991   BE   Mining Engineering   Osmania Univ, India   Distinction

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mining Engineering

 

Associate Professor of Mining Engineering

 

He teaches (3D Mine Design, Artificial Intelligence, computer programming) and conducts research in engineering. He applies the above techniques in a variety of mining and non-mining situations.

2005 to 2006

 

Jim Walter Resources

 

#7 Mine

 

Mining Engineer

 

He was a mine foreman and Resident Mine Engineer in this highly gassy underground coal mine.

1999 to 2005

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mining Engineering

 

Associate Professor of Mining Engineering

 

He taught (3D Mine Design, Artificial Intelligence, computer programming) and conducted research in engineering. He applied the above techniques in a variety of mining and non-mining situations.

1991 to 1993

 

Hindustan Copper Limited

 

Malankhand Copper Project

 

Mining Engineer

 

He was a shift engineer in this hard rock surface copper mine. His duties included mine production.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc. (SME) and Alaska Miners Association.

Licenses/Certifications

P.E. (Mining) in Alaska

Professional Appointments

Editorial Board, "Mining Engineering", one of the most popular journals in the field.

Awards/Recognition

Robert Peele Memorial Award from SME (2004), Flame Safety Lamp Award (2005) from the State of Alabama


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 44 publications (including editor of two conference proceedings) and 1 patent .

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment  
 - International Journal of Mineral Processing  
 - Mining Engineering  
 - European Journal of Operational Research  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2003   US Dept of Energy   Primary Investigator   He led a research project that developed a neural network for real-time analysis of coal.
2002 to 2008   US Dept of Energy   Primary Investigator   He led a research project that studied combustion of low rank Alaska coal.
2002 to 2006   US Dept of Interior   Primary Investigator   Development of an expert system for submarine disposal of tailings
2002 to 2003   US Dept of Interior   Co-Primary Investigator   Estimation of gravel resources near in off-shore Alaska.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Evaluated a multi-seam coal property for its underground potential. Estimated mining height and clean tons.
  • Developed a custom database for geological information for a mining company. The database centralized information from core holes to daily assay values. Mathematical tools were built in to identify relationships and identify spurious data.
  • Developed a simulation model of a continuous miner section (longwall development) in a coal miner.
  • Helped an insurance company evaluate claims filed by a mining company. Inspected mine plans from before and after incident. Evaluated recovery action and related cost.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert gold miner for hire for consulting on New Mine.
  • Expert in Geology & Mining.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Mine surveying expert for consulting on survey of mine map issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to 1993   India   Worked as a mining engineer in a hard rock copper mine.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   Pretty good.
Bengali   My mother tongue.
Telugu   Good.

Market Research:
He is in-tune with the mining industry since he is very active in his profession. His job requires him to interact with a variety of mining professionals. Therefore, he is very aware of some of the latest trends and successes. He has helped design surface and underground mines. He can also help mines optimize.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has taught courses on artificial intelligence, underground and surface mining methods and 3D Mine Design. He can also teach production simulation using GPSS. He has organized conferences and technical sessions in a variety of mining-related topics especially operations research.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has a huge network of professionals and businesses from working in the mining industry, participating in mining industry professional societies, publishing and serving on editorial board of a popular technical journal and being interviewed in the media. He has also organized conferences in mining related topics. Therefore, he can easily located vendors/suppliers.

Other Skills and Services

His expertize is fairly broad in mining engineering. Therefore, he can provide guidance in many topics including reserve estimation, mine optimization and mine design (coal, non-coal). He can also help insurance companies evaluate claims from the mining industry.


 

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