Nazarbayev University
School of Mining & Geosciences

School of Mining & Geosciences

Faculty

Prof. Ali Mortazavi
Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694894
Research Interests
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  1. Open Pit Mine Design
  2. Rock Dynamics
  3. Numerical modeling
  4. Deep & Large underground structures
  5. High slope analysis and design
  6. Petroleum geomechanics
  7. Rock fragmentation
Publications
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Books

  1. Mortazavi A., Rock DynamicsAmirkabir University of Technology Publishing, 2015.
  2. Molladavodi H., Mortazavi A., Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New ApplicationsSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering2012 (Chapter publication).

Inventions & Patents

Mortazavi A., Atapour H., Development, Design, and Construction of a True Triaxial System for Reservoir Depletion Simulation Under Real Rock Stress and Fluid Pressure FieldsIran Patent Office No. 91531, Feb. 2017.


US Patent Publication No.: 20190033198

(https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=US236793106&_cid=P11-JYWZ2W-33686-1)

Peer Reviewed ISI Journal Publications

  1. Mortazavi A., Hosseiniyan J., Numerical analysis of pillar width selection in multiple oil storage caverns, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, pp. 3025-3040, 2020.
  2. Atapour H., Mortazavi A.Performance evaluation of newly developed true triaxial stress loading and pore pressure applying system to simulate the reservoir depletion and injectionGeotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International, No. 43, Accepted Online April 2019.
  3. Arab Khaburi M., Mortazavi A.Slope Stability Analysis of Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine West Wall Under Seismic LoadsGeotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 37, Issue 4, 3141-3155, 2019.
  4. Mortazavi A., Atapour H.An experimental study of stress changes induced by reservoir depletion under true triaxial stress loading conditionsJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd, Vol. 171, 1366-1377, December 2018.
  5. Atapour H., Mortazavi A.The Influence of mean grain size on uniaxial compressive strength of weakly consolidated reservoir sandstonesJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd, Vol 171, 63-70, December 2018.
  6. Atapour H., Mortazavi A.The effect of grain size and cement content on index properties of weakly solidified artificial sandstonesJournal of Geophysics and Engineering, IOP Science, February, 2018.
  7. Karimi M., Mortazavi A.Ahmadi M., An innovative work flow for automated history matching of giant oil reservoirs based on smart proxy model, Kuwait Journal of Science, 2018.
  8. Karimi M., Mortazavi A.Ahmadi M., Applying an Optimized Proxy-Based Workflow for Fast History matchingArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Ltd, 10:462, October, 2017.
  9. Moghadami M., Mortazavi A.Development of a risk-based methodology for rock slope analysisInternational Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer Ltd, Vol. 16, Issue 10, 1317-1328, 2018.
  10. Mortazavi A., Maadikhah A., An investigation of the effects of important grouting and rock parameters on the grouting processGeomechanics & Geoengineering: An International Journal, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 3, 219-235, 2016.
  11. Mortazavi A., Saati V., Numerical investigation of Extra Large Flat Jack Testing of Bakhtiyari Dam ProjectGeotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1-17, 2017.
  12. Mortazavi A., Nasab H., Analysis of the behaviour of large underground oil storage caverns in salt rockInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Sep. Issue, 1545-1561, John Wiley Ltd., 2016.
  13. Mortazavi A.Asadipour M.R., Salajegheh P., Eslami M.Application of 3D numerical methods to the design of high rock slopesArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Ltd., Vol. 8, 9577-9698, 2015.
  14. Mortazavi A.Abbaslo Z., Ebrahimi L., Keshavarz A., Masoomi A., Geotechnical investigation and design of leaching heap No. 2, Meydook copper mine, IranMinerals Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 79, 185-195, 2015.
  15. Hamidi F., Mortazavi A.A new three dimensional approach to numerically model hydraulic fracturing processJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., No. 124, 451-467, 2014.
  16. Aliabadian Z., Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A.Moarefvand P., Wave and fracture propagation in continuum and fractured rock masses: distinct element modelingArabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Ltd., Vol. 7, 5021-5035, 2014.
  17. Sharafisafa M., Aliabadian Z., Alizadeh R., Mortazavi A.Distinct element modelling of fracture plan control in continuum and jointed rock mass in presplitting method of surface miningInternational Journal of Mining Science and Technology, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 24, 871-881, 2014.
  18. Mortazavi A.Tabatabaee Alavi F.A numerical study of the behavior of fully grouted rockbolts under dynamic loadingSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 54, pp. 66-72, 2013.
  19. Nasehi M.J., Mortazavi A.Investigation of the effects of in-situ stress regime and intact rock strength parameters on the hydraulic fracturing processJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 108, 211-221, 2013.
  20. Mortazavi A., Molladavoodi H.A numerical investigation of brittle rock damage mechanics in deep underground openingsEngineering Fracture Mechanics, Elsevier Ltd., No. 90, 101-120, 2012.
  21. Molladavoodi H., Mortazavi A., A damage-based numerical analysis of brittle rocks failure mechanismFinite Elements in Analysis and Design, Elsevier Ltd., No. 9, 991-1003, 2011.
  22. Saati V., Mortazavi A., Numerical modelling of in situ stress calculation using borehole slotter testTunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier Ltd., No. 26, 172-178, 2011.
  23. Molladavodi H., Mortazavi A.Development of a damage model for rock materials under compressive and tensile stress fieldsArchives of Mining Sciences, No. 3, 597-628, 2010.
  24. Mortazavi A., Hassani F.P. Shabani M., A numerical investigation of rock pillar failure mechanism in underground openingsComputers and Geotechnics, Elsevier Ltd., No. 36, 691-697, 2009.
  25. Hassani F.P., Mortazavi A., Shabani M., An investigation of mechanisms involved in backfill-rock mass behaviour in narrow vein miningJournal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy., No. 108, 1-10, 2008.
  26. Mortazavi A., Rajaeyan H., Adibi N., A field study of trench blasting in rock masses with discontinuityJournal of Energetic Materials, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008.
  27. Mortazavi A., Anchorage and shear strength properties for composite tendons used in earthwork support systemsConstruction and Building Materials, Elsevier Ltd, 21, 109-117, 2007.
  28. Grayeli R, Mortazavi ADiscontinuous deformation analysis with 2nd order finite element meshed blockInt. Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Vol. 30, 1545-1561, 2006.
  29. Mortazavi A.A numerical study of the rock pillar failure mechanismsAmirkabir Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 17, No. 64C, 2006.
  30. Farrokh E., Mortazavi A., Shamsi G.Evaluation of ground convergence and squeezing potential in the TBM driven Ghomroud tunnel projectTunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier Ltd, 21, 504-510, 2006.
  31. Mortazavi A.Discontinuum modelling of blasting process in blocky rock mediaAmirkabir Journal of Science and Technology, No. 61, 2005.
  32. Andrieux P., R.K. Brummer, Q. Liu, A. Mortazavi, B. SimserDestress blasting: a monitored field trial at Brunswick mineCanadian Institute of Mining (CIM) JournalNov.-Dec. 2003. 
  33. Mortazavi A., P. D. Katsabanis, Modelling Burden Size and Strata Dip Effects on the Surface Blasting Process, Int. Journal of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., 38 (4), 481-498, 2001.
  34. Mortazavi A., P. D. Katsabanis, Modelling the influence of joint orientation and continuity on the process of rock breakage by blasting, Int. Journal of Blasting and Fragmentation, 3 (4), 2001.
  35. Mortazavi A., P. D. KatsabanisDiscontinuum modelling of blasthole expansion and explosive gas pressurization in jointed rock massesInt. Journal of Blasting and Fragmentation, (3)249-268, 1998.
  36. Mortazavi A., P. D. Katsabanis, Modelling of blasthole expansion and explosive gas pressurization in jointed mediaInt. Journal of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci.35 (4/5)497-498 1998.

Selected Conference Paper Publications

  1. Mortazavi A.Implementation of Joint Waviness/Roughness into DEM SimulationsThe 5th International ITASCA Symposium, February 17-21, 2020, Vienna, Austria
  2. Mortazavi A., Abbaslo Z., Ebrahimi L., Keshavarz A., Masoumi A.Geotechnical analysis and design of leaching heap No. 2, Meydook Copper MineThe 13th International ISRM Congress (Best paper award), 2015, May 10-13, Montreal, Canada
  3. Mortazavi A., Nasab H.A numerical investigation of the behaviour of large underground oil storage caverns in soft rocksThe 13th International ISRM Congress, 2015, May 10-13, Montreal, Canada.
  4. Mortazavi A., Hassani F.P., Saati V., Numerical modeling of in-situ rock mass testing using extra-large flat jack testEUROCK 2015 & 64th Geomechanics Colloquium, 2015, Salzburg, Austria.
  5. Mortazavi A., Moghadami M.Development of a risk assessment model for underground openings23rd World Mining Congress, 2013, August 11-15, Montreal, Canada.
  6. Mortazavi A., Tabatabaee Alavi F.A study of the behaviour of fully grouted rockbolts subjected to dynamic loading in underground miningSixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, 2012, March 28-30, Perth, Australia.
  7. Mortazavi A.An investigation of the effects of joint roughness on the stability of underground openings subjected to dynamic loadingSixth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, 2012, March 28-30, Perth, Australia.
  8. Molladavodi H, Mortazavi A., Study of Rock Bending Failure Mechanism Based on a Proposed Damage ModelThe second International Symposium on Constitutive Modelling Advances and New Applications, 2012, Beijing, China.
  9. Mortazavi A., Sharafisafa M.Numerical analysis of effect of Rock Bridge on blast-induced wave propagation in jointed mediaRock Fragmentation by Blasting Conference, Fragblast 10, 2012: November 24-29, New Delhi, India.
  10. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi AA numerical analysis of the presplitting controlled blasting methodRock Fragmentation by Blasting Conference, Fragblast 10, 2012: November 24-29, New Delhi, India.
  11. Gharadash S., Mortazavi A.Determination of optimal face pressure in EPB shield tunneling in soft ground-A case study Mashhad Metro line 2The 45th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2011, June 25-29, San Francisco, USA.
  12. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A., A numerical analysis of the presplitting controlled blasting method45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2011: June 26-29.
  13. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A., Numerical analysis of the effect of a fault on blast induced wave propagation45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco (ARMA), CA, USA, 2011: June 26–29.
  14. Sharafisafa M., Mortazavi A., A study of rock behavior under blast dynamic loading: investigation using analytical and 2&3D numerical methods4th Iranian Rock Mechanics Conference (IRMC4) May, 2011: Tehran, Iran.
  15. Hamidi F., Mortazavi A.Three Dimensional Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Oil Reservoirs46th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Chicago (ARMA), USA, 2011: June 23–27.
  16. Mortazavi A., Molladavodi H.Development of a damage-based constitutive model for brittle rocksThe 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2010, June 27-30, Salt Lake City, USA.
  17. Bonakdar A., Mortazavi A., Numerical analysis of direct shear test and comparison of Mohr-Coulomb versus Barton-Bandis ModelsThe forth Iran International Geotechnical and Soil Mechanics Conference, 2010 (in Persian).
  18. Mortazavi A., Asadipour M., Eslami M., Atashpanjeh A., Salajegheh P.Full-scale 3D slope stability analysis of Sarcheshmeh mine west wallThe 44th US Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th US-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, 2010, June 27-30, Salt Lake City, USA.
  19. Bonakdar A., Mortazavi AImplementation of joint roughness into discontinuum modeling of jointed rock masses, International Conference on Rock Joints and Jointed Rock Masses, 2009, January 7-8, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  20. Moadikhah A., Mortazavi A, Numerical analysis of the effective Parameters On Grout Propagation in A Jointed Rock MassInternational Conference on Rock Joints and Jointed Rock Masses, 2009, January 7-8, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
  21. Mortazavi A., Fathi E., A numerical investigation of the effect of blasthole delay in rock fragmentation”, 9th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST 9, Sep. 2009, Granada, Spain.
  22. Bahrami V., Mortazavi A.A numerical investigation of hydraulic fracturing process in oil reservoirs using non-linear fracture mechanics5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS5), 2008, Nov. 24-26, Tehran, Iran.
  23. Mortazavi A.Modelling of crater blasting in jointed rock mass using discontinuous deformation analysis8th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting-FRAGBLAST 8, May 2006, Santiago, Chile.
  24. Grayeli R., Mortazavi AImplementation of a quadratic triangular mesh into the DDA methodThe 7th International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformations– ICADD-7, December 2005, Hawaii, USA.
  25. Grayeli R., Moosavi M., Mortazavi A., Dynamic Analysis of Rock Slopes Using Discontinuous Deformation Analysisin International Conference on Slope Engineering, Dec. 2003, Hong Kong, China.
  26. Andrieux P., R.K. Brummer, A. Mortazavi, and R. KrogTunneling through paste backfill at Brunswick mine, in 3rd International Symposium on FLAC and FLAC3D Numerical Modelling In GeomechanicsOctober 2003, Sudbury, Canada.
  27. Mortazavi A., M. Paventi, R.K. Brummer, B. Mohanty, Modelling of blast-induced stress wave propagation and fracturing in hard rock material, Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM)-Annual Conference, May 2002, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  28. Andrieux P., Board M., Brummer R.K., Mortazavi A., Pierce M., Elastic vs. inelastic numerical stress modelling – practical considerations and issuesin 16th Quebec Mining Association Ground Control Collogue, Val d’Or, Quebec, Canada, (March 2001).
  29. Andrieux P., Brummer R.K., Liu Q., Mortazavi A., Simser B., Large-scale panel destress blast at brunswick mine, in 23rd Study Session on Blasting Techniques, Society of Explosive Engineers of Quebec (SEEQ), Nov. 2000, Quebec City, Canada.
  30. Mortazavi A., Katsabanis P.D., Application of discontinuous deformation analysis (DDA) to the modelling of rock blasting in mining, in Rock Mechanics for Industry: Proceedings of the 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics SymposiumJune 1999, Vail, Colorado, USA.
  31. Hassani F. P., Khan U.H., Mortazavi A., Laboratory testing of fully resin grouted fiberglass rockbolts, in Rock Mechanics: Proceedings of the 35th U.S. Symposium, June 1995, University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

Industry Projects/Technical Reports

  1. Mortazavi A.Altyntau Gold Open Pit Wall Support Design”, Project proposal submitted to Altyntau
    Open Pit Gold Mine, Kazakhstan (under review)
    November 2019.
  2. Mortazavi A.Altyntau Gold Open Pit Blast-Induced Vibration Monitoring”, Project proposal submitted to Altyntau Open Pit Gold Mine, Kazakhstan (under review)Dec. 2019.
  3. Mortazavi A., Project Manager, “Iran National Underground Oil & Gas Storage Project”, National project awarded to Amirkabir University of Technology, July 2013 to Aug. 2018.
  4. Mortazavi A., Dabeer B., Salari H., Katibeh H., Development of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guideline for Underground Oil StorageReport to R & D Division, Iran Petroleum Ministry, August 2016.
  5. Mortazavi A., Senior Consultant, “Saecheshmeh Open Pit Copper Mine Design Project”, Overseeing the full project awarded to SRK Consulting, South Africa, Report to National Iran Copper Corporation, June 2013 to 2018.
  6. Mortazavi A., “3D Analysis and Geotechnical Design of Leaching Heap No. 2”, Report to Meydook Open Pit Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Kerman Operations, February 2014.
  7. Mortazavi A., “Determination of Saecheshmeh Copper Mine West Wall Final Slope Angle”, Report to Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Kerman Operations, December 2012.
  8. Mortazavi A., “Laboratory Rock Mechanics Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, May 2011.
  9. Mortazavi A., “In-Situ Rock Mass Testing Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project, Volume I: In-situ Dilatometer Tests”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2011.
  10. Mortazavi A., “In-Situ Rock Mass Testing Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project, Volume II: In-situ Plate Load (Jacking) Tests”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2011.
  11. Mortazavi A., “In-Situ Rock Mass Testing Studies of Bazoft Concrete Dam Project, Volume III: In-situ Shear Tests”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2011.
  12. Mortazavi A., “Rock Mechanics Studies and Stability Analysis of Reservoir Walls for Vanyar Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, March 2011.
  13. Mortazavi A., “Geomechanics design and stability analysis of Sarcheshmeh Mine west wall using 3D discontinuum modelling approach”, Report to Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Kerman Operations, April 2010.
  14. Mortazavi A., “Overseeing the Design Process of Mashhad Metro Line #2 Project by Arthe Civil & Structure International, The Netherlands Division”, Technical Memos to Mashhad Metro Inc., Dec. 2009-March 2010.
  15. Mortazavi A., “Laboratory Rock Mechanics and Rock Mass Characterization Studies of Sardasht Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2009.
  16. Mortazavi A., “Diversion Tunnel Support Design and Slope Stability analysis of Surface Structures for Sardasht Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, June 2009.
  17. Mortazavi A. (in Conjunction with SRK Consulting, UK Division), “Sungun Copper Project, Mining Geotechnics and Slope Design Studies”, Report to Sungun Copper Mine, NICICO Limited, Sungun Operations, July 2008.
  18. Mortazavi A., “Rock Mechanics Studies and Diversion Tunnel Support Design for Shirinab Dam Project”, Technical Report to Ghods Niroo Consulting Engineers, Tehran, February 2008.
  19. Mortazavi A., “3D Stability Analysis & Design of Shariati Metro Station – Tehran Metro Line #1 Project”, Report to Arshad Sazeh Toos Construction Ltd., Tehran, Sep. 2007.
  20. Mortazavi A., “Overseeing the Laboratory and In-Situ Geotechnical Studies of Rodbare Lorestan Concrete Dam Project”, Technical Memos to Iran Water & Power Resources Development Co. (IWPCO), Tehran, 2006- 2007.
  21. Mortazavi A., “Stability Analysis and Design of Optimum Pillar width at Shiraz Twin Tunnel Project”, Report to Shiraz Municipal Technical Office, Tehran, August 2006.
  22.  Mortazavi A., “Overseeing the Phase I In-Situ Rock Mass Testing of Bakhtiyari Concrete Dam Project”, Technical Memos to SABIR Construction Ltd., Tehran, 2005- 2006.
  23. Mortazavi A., “Design and Field Trials of Trench Excavation by Blasting”, Report to Parchin Chemical Factories R & D Department, Tehran, November 2005.
  24. Mortazavi A., “Geotechnical Analysis and Design of Ventilation & TBM Discharge Shafts, Karaj Water Conveyance Tunnel Project”, Technical Report to Karaj Water Conveyance Project, Tehran, 2005.
  25. Mortazavi A., “Numerical Analyses of Segmental Lining Performance, Ghomroud Water Conveyance Tunnel Project”, Technical Report to Ghomroud Tunnel Project, Tehran, August 2002.
  26. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer “Modelling of Blast-Induced Stress Wave Propagation and Fracturing in Hard Rock Material”, Report to Mines Research Division, Vale Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, September 2001.
  27. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Energy & Failure Analysis of Rock Samples under Uniaxial Compression Test ”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, September 2001.
  28. Andrieux P., R.K. Brummer, A. Mortazavi “Field Monitoring of Attenuation Characteristics of Gelfill under Dynamic Loads such as Blasting and Rockburst”, Report to Geomechanics Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, 2001.
  29. Krog R., A. Mortazavi, R.K. Brummer, P. Andrieux, “Tunneling Through Paste Backfill at Brunswick Mine”, Report to Noranda Inc. - Brunswick MineItasca Consulting Canada, May 2001.
  30. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Determination of Optimum Crown Pillar Thickness and Stope Outline for 890 Orebody – Copper Cliff North Mine”, Report to Copper Cliff North Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, March 2001.
  31. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Analysis of Pillar Burst at Craig Mine, 6 zone”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, January 2001.
  32. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer “Creighton Mine Geomechanical Risk Assessment Project: Phase I (3DEC Modelling)”, Report to Creighton Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury Operations, Itasca Consulting Canada, December 2000.
  33. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Stability Analysis of East Wall Wedge – Gertrude Open Pit, Vale Limited (3DEC Modelling)”, Report to Pioneer Construction Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, October 2000.
  34. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Geomechanic Modelling of 153 Orebody Mining - McCreedy East Mine”, Report to McCreedy East Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, September 2000.
  35. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “3DEC Modelling of Onaping Depth Orebody (including South-East Zone) for the Purpose of Support Design of Accesses in Footwall and East Abutment”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, August 2000.
  36. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer “Dynamic Analysis of Backfill”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, October 2000.
  37. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Worldwide Review of Water Barrier Pillar Design Guidelines”, Report to Safety in Mines Research Advisory committee (SIMRAC), South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, South Africa, Itasca Consulting Canada, September 2000.
  38. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “The Behaviour of Sill Pillars and Highly-Stressed Remnants”, Report to Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO), Mining DivisionItasca Consulting Canada, February 2000.
  39. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “FLAC Modelling of the Influence of a Ventilation Duct on the Stability of a 4 × 4 Drift Driven in Backfill”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Ltd., Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, November 1999.
  40. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Vibration Monitoring on 4th floor of Smelter Main Office - Falconbridge Technology Center”, Report to Falconbridge Technology Center, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, July 1999.
  41. Mortazavi A., R.K. Brummer, “Highway Rock fall Hazard Assessment, Regional Road # 5, City of Burlington”, Report to Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), Regional Municipality of Halton, Halton, Itasca Consulting Canada, June 1999.
  42. Board M., A. Mortazavi, and R.K. Brummer, “Geomechanical Analysis of Onaping Deep Access Strategies”, Report to Geomechanic Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, September 2000.
  43. Clegg I., A. Mortazavi and R.K. Brummer, “McCreedy East Mine ACD (Annual Capital Development) and Phase 2(A) Bolting Expansion Study”, Report to McCreedy East Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, August 2000.
  44. Brummer R. K., A. Mortazavi, “Stope Size Guidelines for 890 Orebody between 2400 Level and 2800 Level – Copper Cliff North Mine”, Report to Copper Cliff North Mine, Vale Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting Canada, July 2000.
  45. Brummer R. K., A. Mortazavi, P. Andrieux and B. Simser, “Destress Blasting: A Monitored Field Trial at Brunswick Mine”, Report to Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (CAMIRO), Mining DivisionItasca Consulting Canada, June 2000.
  46. Brummer R. K., A. Mortazavi, M. Board and M. Ruest, “Onaping Depth Project-Geotechnical Risk Assessment of Candidate Mining Methods: Phase 2 Report”, Report to Geomechanics Division, Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury OperationsItasca Consulting CanadaJuly 1999.

Industry Guidelines and Instructions

(Technical Review Boards in Alphabetical Order) 

  1. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Nasernia H., Instructions for Geometric Design of Mine OpeningsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, January 2009.
  2. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Instructions for the Design and Installation of Support Systems in Mining TunnelsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, January 2009.
  3. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Lighting in MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2009.
  4. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M.Guidelines on Preparation of Mine Design ReportsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2009.
  5. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Instrumentation and Monitoring in Open Pit MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, October 2009.
  6. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M.Instructions for Stability Analysis and Stabilization of Slopes in Open Pit MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2010.
  7. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Design and Implementation of Mine Tunnels Maintenance SystemsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2010.
  8. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Distribution of Compressed Air in MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2010.
  9. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Maintenance and Control of Roof in Underground Mine WorkingsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2011.
  10. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Manual of Mine DrainageEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2011.
  11. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Instructions for Dilution Control in Underground Mines, Edition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, November 2012.
  12. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Evaluation & Control of Blasting Consequences in Surface MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2012.
  13. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions for Instrumentation and Monitoring in Underground MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2012.
  14. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Caving Instructions in Underground Mine StopesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, August 2013.
  15. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Selection of Extracting Methods of Mineral ResourcesEdition: 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2013.
  16. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Sharifzadeh M., Instructions to Determine the Change from Open Pit to Underground Mining MethodEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, September 2013.
  17. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Instructions for the Design of Ultimate Pit LimitEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, April 2015.
  18. Farough Hoseini M., Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Shahriar K., Instructions for Controlled BlastingEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, November 2015.
  19. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Guidelines for Design and Mining of Placer DepositsEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, December 2015.
  20. Madani S.H, Mortazavi A., Nasernia H., Shahriar K., Guidelines for the Design of Ramp and Roads in Open Pit MinesEdition 1, Prepared for Iran Ministry of Industry & Mines, August 2018.
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Prof. Fidelis Suorineni
Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 706354
Education
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  1. PhD (1998), University of Waterloo, Canada
  2. MSc (1983), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain
  3. BSc (1980), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Employment history
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  • 2018 to date: Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • 2013 - 2017: Inaugural Chair of Mine Geotechnical Engineering, School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2001 - 2013: Senior Research Engineer, Geomechanics Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada
  • 2001 - 2015: Adjunct Professor (Term appointments), School of Engineering, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada
  • 1998 - 2001: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Geomechanics Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
  • 1994 - 1998: Research Assistant, Geomechanics Research Centre, Laurentian University, Sudbury Canada
  • 1989 - 1994: Senior Lecturer, School of Mines, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1983 - 1989: Lecturer, School of Mines, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1980 - 1982: Teaching Assistant, School of Mines, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 1976 - 1977: Intern, Prestea State Goldfelds, Prestea, Ghana
Awards/Honours
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  1. Best Paper at the 13th International Congress of the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM), Montreal, 2015.
  2. Douglas Hay Medal – Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), 2015
  3. Speaker: 16th Kenneth Finlay Lecture, UNSW Australia, 17th October 2013.
  4. Douglas Hay Medal – Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), 2012
  5. International Students Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1996
  6. Outstanding PhD Research Proposal Scholarship, University of Waterloo, 1994
  7. Ghana Government Scholarship, 1994 -1998
  8. Dean's List - Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  9. United Nations Development Program Fellowship (UNDP), 1985
  10. Deutche Geseeschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH Scholarship, 1982 – 1983
Research Interests
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  1. Value added mining systems (including block caving and open stopes)
  2. Current and emerging mining technologies (Including Big Data and Virtual/Augmented Reality applications, space technology)
  3. Rockbursts and seismicity
  4. Ground support
  5. Rockmass characterization and material testing (including thin spray-on liners (TSL), rock tendon support elements and acoustic emission apllications)
Publications
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  1. Shuai Xu, Suorineni, T.*, Long An and Yuan Hui Li., 2017. A Study of gravity flow principles of sublevel caving method in dipping narrow veins. Granular Matter (2017) 19:82, DOI 10.1007/s10035-017-0748-z.
  2. Qingyuan He, Suorineni, F.T.* and Joung Oh, 2017. Effect of discontinuity stress shadows on hydraulic fracture orientation. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 91:179–194.
  3. Shuai Xu, Fidelis T. Suorineni*, Kunmeng Li, Yuanhui Li, 2016. Evaluation of the Strength and Ultrasonic Properties of Foam Cemented Paste Backfill for reduced Dynamic Loading Effects. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2016.1215782.
  4. He, Q., Suorineni, F.T.* and Oh, J. 2016. Review of Hydraulic Fracturing for Pre-conditioning in Cave Mining. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, doi:10.1007/s00603-016-1075-0.
  5. He, Q., Suorineni, F.T.* and Oh, J. 2016. Strategies for creating prescribed hydraulic fractures for pre-conditioning in cave mining. Rock Mech Rock Eng DOI 10.1007/s00603-016-1141-7.
  6. Tian-Hui Ma, Long Wang, Fidelis Suorineni and Chunan Tang 2016. Study on failure mechanism of mine pillars under shear loading. Shock and Vibration, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sv/aip/6195482/
  7. Tibbett, J.D., Suorineni, F.T. and Hebblewhite, B.K. 2016. Preliminary results for investigating rockmass response to undercut blasting within a block cave mining system using VRSV. CIM Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 121 – 131.
  8. Papaioanou, A. and Suorineni, F.T. Development of a generalised dilution-based stability graph for open stope design. Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology, DOI:10.1080/14749009.2015.1.
  9. Suorineni, F.T. Reliability of predictive tools in geo-engineering – Causes of hit and Miss. Ghana Mining Journal, In print.
  10. Williams, K., Chalmers, D. and Suorineni, F.T. Assessing the suitability of recycled material as a timber substitute in drawpoint design. Mining Education Australia – Research Projects Review, pp. 73 – 82.
  11. Suorineni, F.T., Mgumbwa, J.J., Kaiser, P.K. and Thibodeau, D. 2014. Mining of orebodies under shear loading Part 2 – Failure modes and mechanisms. Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology, Vol. 123(4), pp. 240 – 249. (IOM3 2015 Douglas Hay Medal winning paper).
  12. Suorineni, F.T., Hebblewhite, B. and Saydam, S. 2014. Geomechanics challenges of contemporary deep mining: a suggested model for increasing future mining safety and productivity. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 114 pp. 1023 – 1032.
  13. Suorineni, F.T. Geomechanics challenges and its future direction – Food for thought. Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 14, pp. 14-20.
  14. Suorineni, F.T. 2011. Factors influencing overbreak in the Barkers orebody, Kundana Gold mine: narrow vein case study. Paper by: P.C. Stewart, R. Trueman and I. Brunton, 2011: Mining Technology, vol. 120(2), pp. 80-89. Letter to the Editor, Transactions, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology.
  15. Suorineni, F.T., Kaiser, P.K., Mgumbwa, J.J. and Thibodeau, D. 2011. Mining of orebodies under shear loading – Part 1: Case histories. Transactions Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section A): Mining Technology, vol. 120(3), pp. 137-147. (IOM3 2012 Douglas Hay Medal winning paper).
  16. Vasak, P. and Suorineni, F.T. Research to Reality: Extracting more value from mine data using virtual reality and scientific visualization techniques. PositionIT, The Geoinformatics, Surveying, GIS, GPS and Location-based Services Journal for Southern Africa, pp. 62 – 67.
  17. Suorineni, F.T. The stability graph after three decades in use – Experiences and the way forward. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Vol. 24 (4), pp. 307-3392. (Among Top 10 Most downloaded and read paper in International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment in 2011).
  18. Suorineni, F.T., Chinassane D.R. and Kaiser P.K. 2009. A procedure for determining rock-type specific brittle Hoek-Brown parameter “s”. Rock Mech. Rock Eng.: 42:849–881.
  19. Suorineni, F.T., Kaiser P.K., Henning, J.H. Safe rapid drifting – Support selection. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology:23, pp. 682–699. (Top Hottest 25 articles in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology in 2008).
  20. Cai, M., Kaiser P.K., Suorineni, F. and Su, K. 2007. A study on the dynamic behaviour of the Meuse/Haute-Marne argillite. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volume 32, Issues 8-14, 2007, Pages 907-916.
  21. Suorineni, F.T., Kaiser, P.K., Tannant, D.D. 2001. Likelihood statistic for interpretation of the stability graph for open stope design. Technical Note Int. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., Vol. 38 (5), pp.735-744.
  22. Suorineni, F.T., Tannant, D.D., Kaiser, P.K., and Dusseault, M.B., 2001. Incorporation of a fault factor into the stability graph method: Kidd Mine case Studies. Mineral Resources Engineering, Vol. 10 (1), pp.3-37).
  23. Suorineni, F.T., Tannant, D.D., and Kaiser, P.K., 1999. Determination of fault-related sloughage in open stopes. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., Vol. 36 (7), pp. 891-906.
  24. Suorineni, F.T., Tannant, D.D., and Kaiser, P.K., 1999. Fault factor for the stability graph method of open-stope design. Instn. Min. Metall., (Section A: Mining Industry), London, Vol. 108, p. A92-104.
  25. Kuma, J.S. and Suorineni, F.T., A suggested solution to the blind zone problem in shallow exploration surveys. Engineering Geology (43) 1, pp. 57-64.
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Dr. Zauresh Atakhanova
Associate Professor
Education
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  1. PhD Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines, USA, 2002
  2. MSc Economics, University of Kentucky, USA, 1997
  3. BA Linguistics, Kazakhstan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan, 1993
Employment history
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  1. 2020 - to date: Associate Professor, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  2. 2018 - 2020: Professor, Public Administration Academy, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  3. 2011 -2017: Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
  4. 2005 - 2010: Adjunct Professor, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada.
  5. 2003 - 2005: Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
  6. 2000 - 2001: Program Coordinator, IFP-CSM Petroleum Management Program, Golden, Colorado School of Mines, USA.
  7. 1997 - 1999: Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Awards/Honours
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  1. Energy Policy, acknowledgement of reviewers, 2013
  2. W.J. Coulter Award for Academic Achievement, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
  3. Open Society Foundation, doctoral fellowship, 2001-2002
  4. US Agency for International Development, master’s studies fellowship, 1996-1997
  5. US Information Agency, University of Arizona, visiting student award, 1992
  6. Honorary citizen award, City of Tucson, AZ, USA, 1992
Research Interests
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  1. Mineral Economics
  2. Energy Economics
  3. Sustainable Development
  4. Resources Policy
Publications
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  1. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2022. Assessing initial conditions and ETS outcomes in a fossil-fuel dependent economy. Energy Strategy Reviews 40, 100818.
  2. Atakhanova Z., 2021. Kazakhstan’s oil boom, diversification strategies, and the service sector. Mineral Economics 34, 399-409.
  3. Atakhanova Z., 2021. Support services in the extractive industries and the role of innovation. Mineral Economics 34, 141-150.
  4. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2020. Metal intensity of use in the era of global value chains. Mineral Economics 33, 101-113.
  5. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2020. Heterogeneous labor and structural change in low- and middle-income, resource-dependent countries. Economic Change and Restructuring 53(2), 297-232.
  6. Atakhanova Z., 2019, Kazakhstan’s international economic policy, In Eds: R. Dulambayeva et al.: Contemporary economic policy of Kazakhstan: reality and challenges. AlmaU Press.
  7. Atakhanova Z., 2018, Oilfield services in Kazakhstan, In Eds: K. Anderson et al.: Kazakhstan: Accelerating economic diversification, Asian Development Bank 122-141.
  8. Howie P., Atakhanova Z. 2017, Household Coal Demand in Rural Kazakhstan: Subsidies, Efficiency, and Alternatives, Energy and Policy Research, 4(1), 55-64.
  9. Atakhanova Z., Howie P., 2017. Econometric Analysis of Household Coal Demand in Kazakhstan, IAEE Energy Forum 43(1), 19-22.
  10. Howie P., Atakhanova Z., 2014. Resource Boom and Inequality: Kazakhstan as a Case Study, Resources Policy 39, 71-79.
  11. Atakhanova Z., Howie P, 2008. Regional Development in Kazakhstan, Transition Economies: 21st Century Issues and Challenges, Ed. Lakatos, Gergõ M., Nova Science Publishers, 9-18.
  12. Atakhanova Z., Howie P, 2007. Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan, Energy Policy, 35 (7), 3729-3743.
  13. Atakhanova Z., 2006. “The Future of Russian Gas and Gazprom” by Jonathan Stern, book review. Energy Journal, 27 (3) 181-184.
  14. Atakhanova Z, Howie P., 2005. Energy Demand in Kazakhstan, Economics Education and Research Consortium, Working Papers and E-prints.
  15. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., Rachev S., 2004. GARCH-type Processes in Modeling Energy Prices, In: Handbook of Computational and Numerical Methods in Finance, Ed.: S. Rachev, 71-110.
  16. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., 2002. Stable Modeling of Energy Risk Management, Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 55 (2), 225-245.
  17. Khindanova I., Atakhanova Z., Rachev S., 2001. Stable Modeling of Energy Risk, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 34 (20), 219-224.
  18. Dahl, C., Atakhanova Z., 2000. Managing in the multicultural world of oil. Transforming Energy. 21st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, online proceedings.
Dr. Saffet Yagiz
Associate Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 705724
Research Interests
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  • Engineering geology & geotechnics
  • Rock engineering & TBM tunneling
  • Rock mass characterization & testing
Publications
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  1. Adoko AC, Gokceoglu C, Yagiz S. Bayesian prediction of TBM penetration rate in rock mass, Engineering Geology, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.06.014 (2017).
  2. Ghasemi E, Kalhori H, Bagherpour R, Yagiz S. Model tree approach for determining uniaxial compressive strength and Young’s modulus of carbonate rocks, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, DOI: 10.1007/s10064-016-0931-1 (2017).
  3. Armaghani DJ, Mohamad ET, Narayanasamy S, Narita N, Yagiz S. Development of hybrid intelligent models for predicting TBM penetration rate in hard rock condition, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 63, 29-43 (2017).
  4. Khandelwal M, Faradonbeh R, Monjezi M, Armaghani DJ, Majid MZBA, Yagiz S. Function development for appraising brittleness of intact rocks using genetic programming and non‑linear multiple regression models, Engineering with Computers, 33, 13-21 (2017).
  5. Yagiz S. New equations for predicting the field penetration index of tunnel boring machines in fractured rock mass, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 10:2, 33, 1-13 (2017).
  6. Armaghani DJ, Amin MFM, Yagiz S, Faradonbeh R, Abdullah RA. Prediction of the uniaxial compressive strength of sandstone using various modelling techniques, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 85, 174-186 (2016).
  7. Armaghani DJ, Mohamad ET, Hajihassanic M, Yagiz S, Motaghedie H. Application of several non-linear prediction tools for estimating uniaxial compressive strength of granitic rocks and comparison of their performances, Engineering with Computers, 32, 189-206 (2016).
  8. Yagiz S, Karahan H. Application of various optimization techniques and comparison of their performances for predicting TBM penetration rate in rock mass, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 80, 308-315 (2015).
  9. Frough O, Torabi SR, Yagiz S. Application of RMR for estimating rock mass related TBM utilization and performance parameters, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48, 1305-1312 (2015).
  10. Mahdevari S, Shahriar K, Yagiz S, Shirazi MA. A support vector regression model for predicting tunnel boring machine penetration rates, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 72, 214-229 (2014).
  11. Ghasemi E, Yagiz S, Ataei M. Predicting penetration rate of hard rock tunnel boring machine using fuzzy logic, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 73, 23-35 (2014).
  12. Yagiz S. Comment on “Point load test on meta-sedimentary rocks and correlation to UCS and BTS”, [RMRE, 46(4); 889-896], Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 46, 909-912 (2013).
  13. Sen S, Sezer EA, Gokceoglu C, Yagiz S. On sampling strategies for small and continuous data with the modeling of genetic programming and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 23, 297-303 (2012).
  14. Yagiz S. Comments on “Determination of strength parameters and quality assessment of Denizli travertines (SW Turkey)” [Eng Geol, 129–130 (2012) 38–47], Engineering Geology, 147–148, 149-150 (2012).
  15. Yagiz S, Sezer EA, Gokceoglu C. Artificial neural networks and nonlinear regression techniques to assess the influence of slake durability cycles on the prediction of uniaxial compressive strength and modulus of elasticity for carbonate rocks, International Journal of Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36, 1636-1650 (2012).
Dr. Sergei Sabanov
Associate Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694539
Education
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  1. PhD (2008), Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  2. MSc (2004), Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  3. BSc (2002), Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Nazarbayev University, School of Mining and Geosciences, Associate Professor
  2. 2015– 2017: SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd, Principal Consultant
  3. 2010 – 2015: SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd, Senior Consultant
  4. 2007 – 2010: Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining, Senior Researcher/Lecturer
  5. 2004 – 2006: Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining, Researcher/Teaching Assistant and a part time at Estonian Oil Shale Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd) Senior Technologist
  6. 1997 – 2003: Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining, Research Assistant/Industrial Internship Supervisor (part time)
  7. 1994 – 1996: Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd. Estonslanets’, ‘Tammiku’ underground mine) Mining Engineer/Shift Supervisor
  8. 1993 – 1994: Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd. Estonslanets’, ‘Tammiku’ underground mine) Mining Engineer/Shift Leader
  9. 1992 – 1993: Estonian Oil Shale Mining Company (Eesti Põlevkivi Ltd. ‘Estonslanets’, ‘Tammiku’ underground mine) Electric Fitter
Awards/Honours
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  1. Keynote speaker at the 8th International Conference ‘RLEPT8’, September 14-18, Tallinn, 2009, Estonia
  2. Diploma for the 3rd place at the International Forum of Young Researchers,  St. Petersburg Mining Institute (State University), Russia, 2008
  3. Archimedes Scholarship for externship at Colorado School of Mines, USA, March-April, 2008
  4. Diploma for the 3rd place at the International Forum of Young Researchers,  St. Petersburg Mining Institute (State University), Russia, 2007
  5. Erasmus Scholarship for externship at Dicle University, Turkey, March-June, 2007
  6. Mati Jostov Name Award, Estonia, 2006
  7. Archimedes Scholarship for externship at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, April-May, 2006

 

Research Interests
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  1. Automated Mine Ventilation and Ventilation on Demand (VOD)
  2. Intelligent Mining: Automated process and autonomous equipment
  3. Oil Shale In-Situ Retorting
  4. Risk Analysis and Risk Management in mining
Publications
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  1. Sabanov, S. (2018). Comparison of unconfined compressive strengths and acoustic emissions of Estonian oil shale and brittle rocks.  Oil Shale, vol. 35, issue 1. pp. pp. 26–38.
  2. Sabanov, S. (2018). Analysis of field test work results for the oil shale mine ventilation simulation Oil Shale, vol. 35, issue 4. pp. 356–364.
  3. Sabanov, S. (2018). Financial Risk Analysis of Optimized Ventilation System in the Gold Mine. Springer Nature 2018, book chapter: Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2018.
  4. Sabanov, S., Karzhau, A., Aldamzharov, B., Tussupbekov, Y., Mukhamedyarova, Z., Alnazar, N. Risk Analysis methodology in use of automated ventilation control for underground mines. Gorno-Metallurgicheskaya Promyshlennost 2018 (GMP Journal in Russian).
  5. Valgma, I.; Reinsalu, E.; Sabanov, S.; Karu, V. (2010). Quality control of Oil Shale production in Estonian mines. Oil Shale, 27(3), 239 - 249.  
  6. Sabanov, S; Pastarus, J-R; Nikitin, O; Väli, E (2008). Risk Assessment of seismic impact on the roof and pillars stability in Estonian underground. Estonian Journal of Engineering, 14(4), 325 - 333.
  7. Pastarus, J.R.; Sabanov, S (2005). A method for securing working mining block stability in Estonian oil shale mines. Estonian Journal of Engineering, 11(1), pp. 59 – 68.
Dr. Amoussou Coffi Adoko
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 706456
Education
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  1. PhD (2012), Geotechnical Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  2. BSc (2005), Mining Engineering, Instituto Superior Minero Metalurgico de Moa, Cuba
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  2. 2015 - 2017: Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana.
  3. 2012-2015: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China.
Awards/Honours
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  1. Chinese Government PhD Scholarship, 2008 -2012
  2. Best graduating student with highest honor “Título de Oro” (Summa Cum Laude), Instituto Superior Minero Metalúrgico de Moa, 2005.
Research Interests
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  1. Fundamental and experimental Rock Mechanics
  2. 3D-Printing Techniques in rock testing
  3. Surface and underground excavations design and analysis
  4. Underground mine stope performance assessment
  5. Mechanical rock excavations
  6. Data analysis, uncertainty modelling, optimization techniques and artificial intelligence applications in rock engineering problems
Publications
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  1. Zhang, H., Adoko, A. C., Meng, Z., Wang, H. & Jiao, Y. Mechanism of the Mudstone Tunnel Failures Induced by Expansive Clay Minerals. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 2016: 1-13, doi: 10.1007/s10706-016-0102-y.
  2. Adoko A C, Jiao Y-Y, Wu L, Wang H, Wang Z-H. Predicting tunnel convergence using Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline and Artificial Neural Network. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. 2013;38:368-76.
  3. Jiao Y-Y, Zhang H-Q, Adoko A C, Tang H-M, Zhang X-L, Tian H-N. Simulating the process of reservoir-impoundment-induced landslide using the extended DDA method. Engineering Geology. 2014;182: 37-48.
  4. Adoko A C, Gokceoglu C, Wu L, Zuo Q- Knowledge-based and data-driven fuzzy modeling for rockburst prediction. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2013;61:86-95.
  5. Huang G-H, Jiao Y-Y, Zhang X-L, Adoko A C, Li S-C. Generating Irregular Models for 3D Spherical-Particle-Based Numerical Methods. Journal of Applied Mathematics. 2013;2013:7.
  6. Jiao Y-Y, Song L, Wang X-Z, Adoko A C. Improvement of the U-shaped steel sets for supporting the roadways in loose thick coal seam. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2013;60:19-25.
  7. Jiao Y-Y, Wang Z-H, Wang X-Z, Adoko A C, Yang Z-X. Stability assessment of an ancient landslide crossed by two coal mine tunnels. Engineering Geology. 2013;159:36-44.
  8. Adoko A C, Wu L. Estimation of the convergence of high speed railway tunnel in weak rock using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS) approach. Journal of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. 2012;4:11-8.
  9. Zuo Q, Wu L, Adoko A C, Lu Z. Analysis of surrounding rock mass deformation characteristics: Case study of BaoZhen Tunnel, Hubei China. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2012;17 N:2002-13.
  10. Adoko A C, Zuo Q-J, Wu L. A Fuzzy Model for High-Speed Railway Tunnel Convergence Prediction in Weak Rock. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011;16:1275-95.
  11. Adoko A C, Wu L. Fuzzy Inference Systems-Based Approaches in Geotechnical Engineering: A Review. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 2011;16:543-1558.
  12. Adoko, A.C., H. Wang, Y-Y Jiao and I.T. Seitshiro. Developing the Ground Index (GI) for Rock Collapse Assessment in Tunneling. In the 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016, Paper 16-575
  13. Adoko, A.C. and Y.-Y. Jiao. Predicting Tunnel Convergence in Weak Rocks: Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline and Rough Set Theory Approaches. In The 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, ARMS8. Sapporo, Japan, October 14-16, 2014, Paper TUS6-1.
Dr. Nasser Madani
Assistant Professor
Phone : +7 (7172) 694540
Education
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  1. (2016) Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile   
  2. (2009) M.Sc. in Mining Engineering, Mineral Exploration Engineering, South Tehran University, Tehran, Iran  
  3. (2007) B.Sc. in mining Engineering, Mineral Exploration Engineering,  South Tehran University, Tehran, Iran  
Employment history
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  1. 2017 to date: Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  2. 2016 - 2017: Post-Doc at Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Tehran, Iran
  3. 2012 - 2016: Research assistant at Advanced Mining Technology Centers (AMTC), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 
  4. 2012 - 2016: Research assistant at Advanced Laboratory for Geostatistical Supercomputing (ALGES), University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 
Awards/Honours
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  1. Hot Paper Award: 8th, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, March to Jun 2015 for the paper “Combination of geostatistical simulation and fractal modeling for mineral resource classification”, Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 149, p. 59-73.”
  2. IAMG Student Research Grants linked to Mathematical Geosciences Students awards Journal: 2500 US$ (Sep, 2014)
  3. Top  Ranked Student in University for highest GPA (2005)
  4. Top  Ranked Student in University for highest GPA (2006)
  5. Top  Ranked Student in University for highest GPA (2007)
Research Interests
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  1. Geostatistics (Deterministic and Stochastic Techniques)
  2. Probabilistic Modeling of Geological/Facies units
  3. Ore Body Evaluation
  4. Sampling, QA/AC
Publications
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Publications:

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  1. Madani, N., Abulkhair, S. (2020). A hierarchical cosimulation algorithm integrated with an acceptance–rejection method for the geostatistical modeling of variables with inequality constraints. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00477-020-01838-5
  2. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2019). “Stochastic Modeling of Chemical Compounds in a Limestone Deposit by Unlocking the Complexity in Bivariate Relationships”. Minerals, 9, 683.
  3. Madani, N. (2019). “Application of Projection Pursuit Multivariate Transform to Alleviate the Smoothing Effect in Cokriging Approach for Spatial Estimation of Cross-Correlated Variables”. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata, Vol 60(4), P. 583-598, DOI: 10.4430/bgta0289.
  4. Madani, N., Carranza, E.J.M. (2020). “Co-simulated Size Number: An Elegant Novel Algorithm for Identification of Multivariate Geochemical Anomalies”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 29(1), P. 13-40, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09547-9
  5. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2019). “Categorization of Mineral Resources Based on Different Geostatistical Simulation Algorithms: A Case Study from an Iron Ore Deposit”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 28(4), P. 1329-1351, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-019-09474-9
  6. Abildin, Y., Madani, N., Topal, E. (2019). “A Hybrid Approach for Joint Simulation of Geometallurgical Variables with Inequality Constraint”. Minerals 9(1), 24.
  7. Madani, N., Maleki, M., Emery, X. (2019). “Nonparametric Geostatistical Simulation of Subsurface Facies: Tools for Validating the Reproduction of, and Uncertainty in, Facies Geometry”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 28(3), P. 1163-1182, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11053-018-9444-x
  8. Madani, N., Yagiz, S., Coffi Adoko, A. (2018). “Spatial Mapping of the Rock Quality Designation Using Multi-Gaussian Kriging Method”. Minerals 8(11), 530.
  9. Madani, N., Sadeghi, B. (2019). “Capturing Hidden Geochemical Anomalies in Scarce Data by Fractal Analysis and Stochastic Modeling”. Natural Resources Research, Vol 28(3), P. 833-847, DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9421-4. 
  10. Madani, N., Naderi, A., Biranvand, B., Keshavarz, N. (2019). Lithofacies uncertainty modeling in a siliciclastic reservoir setting by incorporating geological contacts and seismic information. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol 9(1), P. 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s13202-018-0531-7. 
  11. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2019). “A comparison of search strategies to design the cokriging neighborhood for predicting coregionalized variables”Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol, 33 (1), P. 183-199. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-018-1578-1. 
  12. Eze, P.N., Madani, N., Adoko, A.C. (2019). “Multivariate Mapping of Heavy Metals Spatial Contamination in a Cu–Ni Exploration Field (Botswana) Using Turning Bands Co-simulation Algorithm”. Natural Resources Researches. Vol, 28 (1), P. 109-124. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-018-9378-3
  13. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2017) “Plurigaussian simulation of geological domains by truncation of intrinsic random fields of order k”Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol, 31, P. 893-913
  14. Paravarzar, Sh., Emery, X., Madani, N. (2015) Comparing sequential Gaussian and turning bands algorithms for cosimulating grades in multi-element deposits”. Comptes Rendus Geoscience.Vol. 347, P. 84–93.
  15. Afzal, P., Madani, N., Shahbeik, Sh., Yasrebi, AB. (2015) “Multi-Gaussian kriging: a practice to enhance delineation of mineralized zones by Concentration-Volume fractal model in Dardevey iron ore deposit, SE Iran”. Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 158, p. 10-21.
  16. Sojdehee, M., Rasa, I., Nezafati, N., Vosoughi Abedini, M., Madani, N., Zeinedini, E.             (2014). “Probabilistic modeling of mineralized zones in Daralu copper deposit (SE Iran) using sequential indicator simulation”. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Arab J Geosci. Vol. 8, p. 8449–8459.
  17. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2014). “Simulation of geo-domains accounting for chronology and contact relationships: application to the Río Blanco copper deposit”. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Vol. 29, p. 2173-2191.
  18. Sadeghi, B., Madani, N., Carranza, E.J.M. (2015). Combination of geostatistical simulation and fractal modeling for mineral resource classification, Journal of Geochemical Exploration. Vol. 149, p. 59-73.
  19. Afzal, P. Alhoseini, S. Tokhmechi, B. Kaveh, D. Yasrebi, A. Madani, N. Wetherelt, A. (2014). Outlining of high quality coking coal by Concentration-Volume fractal model and Turning Bands Simulation in East-Parvadeh Coal Deposit, Central Iran. International Journal of Coal Geology. Vol. 127, p. 88-99.
  20. Maleki, M. Madani, N. Emery, X. (2014). Capping and kriging grades with long-tailed distributions. Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Vol. 114 (3), p. 255- 263. 
  21. Barzegari, A. Madani, N. Asghari, O. (2013). Application of sequential Gaussian simulation to quantify the surface wave magnitude uncertainty within the faulted regions, Case Study: Talgah Bridge, SW of Iran. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 7, p. 2991-3010.
  22. Asghari, O. Madani, N. (2013). A new approach for the geological risk evaluation of coal resources through a geostatistical simulation, Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 6, p. 929-943.
  23. Madani, N. Asghari, O. (2013). Fault Detection in 3-D by Sequential Gaussian Simulation of Rock Quality Designation (RQD), Case Study: Gazestan Phosphate Ore Deposit (Central Iran). Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer). Vol. 6, p. 3737-3747.
  24. Maleki, M., Madani, N. (2017). “Multivariate Geostatistical Analysis: an application to ore body evaluation”. Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 8, p. 173-184.
  25. Paravarzar, Sh. Madani, N. Maghsoudi, A. Afzal, P. (2014) Testing the Exactitude of Estimation Methods in the Presence of Outliers: An accounting for Robust KrigingIranian Journal of Earth Sciences. Vol. 6, p. 24-30.

 

Iranian Journal (Scientific & Research):

 

  1. Asghari, O. Madani, N. (2011). Coal resource estimation by geological uncertainty and analysis of fault presence effect (Parvadeh III region). Iranian Journal of Environmental Geology, University of Islamshahr, Islamshahr, Iran. Vol. 15, p. 1-16.

 

International Conference Papers:

 

  1. Madani N. (2020). Mineral Resource Classification Based on Uncertainty Measures in Geological Domains. In: Topal E. (eds) Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2019. MPES 2019. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  2. Orynbassar D., Madani N. (2020) Investigation of Uncertainties in Data Imputation Through Application of Sequential Co-simulation. In: Topal E. (eds) Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2019. MPES 2019. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  3. Iliyas N., Madani N. (2020). Block Modelling Based on Grade Domaining: Is It Reliable?. In: Topal E. (eds) Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection - MPES 2019. MPES 2019. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham
  4. Sadeghi, M., Amini, N., Falahat, R., Sabeti, H., & Madani, N. (2019, June). “3D Acoustic Impedance Modeling Using Turning Bands Co-Simulation and Linear Multi-Attribute Transform”. In 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019.
  5. Madani, N. (2019). “Multi-collocated cokriging: an application to grade estimation in the mining industry”.  In the proceeding of the APCOM 2019. Mueller, C. Baafi, E. Dauber, C. Doran, C. J. Jazczuk, M. Nevotsyn, O. (eds.), Wrocław, Poland, p. 10.
  6. Abildin, Y., Madani, N., Topal, E. (2018). “Forecast the mineral processing destinations based on spatial interpolation of geometallurgical variables”. In the proceeding of the Complex Orebodies Conference 2018. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (eds.), Brisbane, Australia, p 2.
  7. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2018). “Mineral Resource Assessment in Complex Deposits based on International Standards”. In the proceeding of the Complex Orebodies Conference 2018. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (eds.), Brisbane, Australia, p 79.
  8. Madani, N. (2018). “3D Estimation of Variables with Complexity in Cross-Correlation Structures”. In the proceeding of the Complex Orebodies Conference 2018. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (eds.), Brisbane, Australia, p 49.
  9. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2018). “Plurigaussian Simulation of Geological Domains in the Presence of Spatial Trends”. In the proceeding of the IAMG 2018, 19th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences. Hron, K. Babek, O. Fiserova, E. van den Boogaart, R. (eds.), Olomouc, Czech Republic, p. 25.
  10. Madani, N., Emery, X. (2018). “Sequential co–simulation for resources modelling: How good is the reproduction of the joint spatial
correlation structure?
”. In the proceeding of the Geometallurgy Conference 2018, Back to the Future. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (ed.), Cape Town, South Africa, 13 p. 
  11. Madani, N., Yagiz, S., Adoko, A., Battalgazy, N. (2018). “Uncertainty quantification of rock quality designation at the Gazestan phosphate deposit”. In the proceeding of the Geometallurgy Conference 2018, Back to the Future. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (ed.), Cape Town, South Africa, 14 p. 
  12. Battalgazy, N., Madani, N. (2018). “Probabilistic Domaining of Aluminum Areas in Iron Deposits”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  13. Abildin, Y., Madani, N. (2018). “Geostatistical Modelling of Geometallurgical Variables through Turning Bands Approach”. 25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  14. Magzumov, Z., Madani, N., Aldamzharov, B. (2018). “Geostatistical Modelling of Gold Grades by Co-kriging-based Approach for Preserving the Outlying Values”.  25th World Mining Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan (WMC 2018), 10p.
  15. Madani, N. Ortiz, J. (2017). “Geostatistical Simulation of Cross-Correlated Variables: a Case Study through Cerro Matoso Nickel-Laterite Deposit”. In the proceeding of the 26th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2017). Ghodrati, B. Kumar, U. Schunnesson, H. (eds.), Luela, Sweden, 6 p.
  16. Paravarz, Sh. Maghsudi, A. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N. Afzal, P. (2014). Weighted-Probabilistic Modeling by uncertainty assessment of geological units in Zarshuran ore deposit. In the proceeding of 1st National Symposium on the Application of Mathematics in the Earth sciences. Oveisi, B. Faghih, A. (eds.), Shiraz, Iran.  P 32.
  17. Paravarz, Sh. Maghsudi, A. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N. Afzal, P. (2014). Gold deposit estimation in presence of Outliers by using Robust Kriging. In the proceeding of the 32th international Conference of Geology, Geological Survey of Iran. Mohammadi, B. (ed.), Tehran, Iran, 7 p.
  18. Madani, N. Emery, X. (2013). A comparison of three approaches to calculate the variogram of regionalized data. In Proceedings of the 3th International Seminar on Geology for the Mining Industry GEOMIN 2013. Ambrus, J. Beniscelli, J. Brunner, F. Cabello, J. Ibarra, F. (eds.), Gecamin Ltda, Santiago, Chile, 7 p.
  19. Madani, N. Asghari, O. (2011). RQD exploration by Sequential Gaussian Simulation Approach in Gazestan Ore Deposit. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geology International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG).   Marschallinger, R. Zobl, F. (eds.), Salzburg, Austria, p. 190-207.

 


Iranian Conference Papers:

  1. Paravarzar, Sh. Madani, N. (2014). The Implementation of Multivariate Simulation in Polymetal deposit exploration. In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Mining Science. Mining institution of Sari. Shahriar, K. Kave, D. Afzal, P. (eds), Mazandaran, Iran, 8 p.
  2. Paravarz, Sh. Maarefvand, P. Madani, N. Maghsudi, A. Afzal, P. (2013). Geostatistical simulation of Continuous Variables by Turning Band Algorithm (Case Study: Zarshouran Ore Deposit)In Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Exploration engineering of Underground Resources. University of Shahrood. Arab-Amiri, A. Kamkar, A. (eds), Shahrood, Iran, 6 p.
  3. Kor, H. Madani, N. Khojam, Al. (2013). Approaches of incorporate the geological and grade uncertainty models in the mineral resources evaluationIn Proceedings of the 1th National Conference on Exploration engineering of Underground Resources. University of Shahrood. Arab-Amiri, A. Kamkar, A. (eds), Shahrood, Iran, 6 p.
  4. Paravarz, Sh. Madani, N. (2013). Probabilistic facies modeling using Geostatistical simulation. In Proceedings of the 9th Iranian Student Mining Engineering Conference, University of Birjand. Javashir Giv, M. Hossein pour, M. (eds), Birjand, Iran, 11p. 
  5. Madani, N. Heidari, B. (2011). Evaluation of Core Drilling Machinery by Mathematical Programming (DEA). In the proceeding of the 1th National Conference in Copper Industries, May 2011, Tehran, Iran. 
  6. Madani, N. Heidari, B. (2010). Optimization of core drilling operation by Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP). In the proceeding of THE 29th SYMPOSIUM ON GEOSCIENCES, Tehran, Iran.
  7. Madani, N. Mahvi, M. Parvaresh, A. (2009). Coal spatial distribution estimation in parvadeh III Tabas and exploration grid analysis by geostatistical simulation. In Proceedings of The 14th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran and the 28th Symposium of Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Urmia, Iran. 10 p.
  8. Madani, N. Mahvi, M. Parvaresh, A. (2009). “Drilling Pattern Design in Parvadeh III Coal Ore Body: a Comparative Study between Russian Method and Geostatistical Simulation”. In the proceeding of the 2th mine, Wheel of Industry, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran branch, Tehran, Iran.
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