Mining Futures | Advanced Mining and Mineral Processing
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Designing, constructing and operating a mine is shifting towards the management of distinct, increasingly high-tech processes.  Each of the traditional steps in mining has become vastly more complicated as a response to scale, declining grades, fluctuating commodities prices, and modern environmental targets.  These are forces create enormous pressure to deliver engineering efficiencies through the different stages of a mine’s life.


  • Rock mechanics & mine design
  • Unconventional mining (ultra-deep, undersea)
  • Blasting
  • Efficient Comminution
  • Mine Mill Integration
  • Ventilation
  • Instrumentation
  • Robotics and communications
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Urban Mining

Who We Are

  • Scott Dunbar, Associate Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Dirk Van Zyl, Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Bern Klein, Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Marek Pawlik, Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Maria Holuszko, Assistant Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Malcolm Scoble, Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Ali Madiseh, Assistant Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Sanja Miskovic, Assistant Professor, UBC Mining Engineering
  • Erik Eberhardt, Professor, UBC Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Peter Lawrence, Professor, UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Tim Salcudean, Professor, UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Farrokh Sassani, Professor, UBC Mechanical Engineering
  • Elizabeth Croft, Professor, UBC Mechanical Engineering







CRC Chair (Tier 1)