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The Department of Mining Engineering has an internationally recognized faculty with broad expertise in most disciplines associated with mining safety and health management: safety and health management systems, risk management, organizational culture enhancement, leadership development, occupational health and hygiene, regulatory compliance, underground mining methods, coal mine design, mine automation and communication, process control, froth flotation and gravity separation, mine ventilation and air conditioning, fluid mechanics, operations research, surface mining methods, slope stability, explosives and blasting, rock fragmentation, mining-induced seismicity, theoretical and applied rock mechanics, ground control, carbon capture and sequestration, robotics and automation; large, complex system simulation and modeling, and atmospheric and subsurface gaseous and liquid contaminants.


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Michael Nelson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chairman, Department of Mining Engineering
Associate Director, Center for Mining Safety & Health Excellence
135 South 1460, Room 313
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801.585.3064 (Office)


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Kim McCarter, Ph.D.

McKinnon Endowed Chair in Mining Engineering
135 South 1460, Room 302
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801.581.8603 (Office)


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Felipe Calizaya, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
135 South 1460, Room 318
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801.581.5422 (Office)





Last Updated: 8/18/21