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Fidelis Suorineni

Publicerad: 2 maj 2022

Gästforskare: Fidelis Suorineni, professor, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University, Kazakstan

LTU host: David Saiang, Associate Professor, Mining & Rock Engineering, SBN
Duration of visit: 1,5 months
Estimated date(s) of visit: May – June 2022


Dr. Suorineni is currently Professor of Mining Engineering in the School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan. His previous positions include; Dean of the School of Mining and Geosciences at the same university, Inaugural Chair Professor of Mine Geotechnical Engineering at the School of Mining Engineering and University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia. Dr. Suorineni has over 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and consulting in Africa, North America, Australia and Asia. 

Aims and objectives:

Prof. Suorineni’s short stint at the Division of Mining and Rock Engineering is aimed for the following objectives:

  1. To enhance our research group’s knowledge in underground mining methods and improve on our knowledge gap in mine engineering.
  2. Directly involved in our research activities in alternative underground mining methods for deep mining and mining of complex orebodies.

Establish a long terms research partnership and cooperation with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. The Republic of Kazakhstan is the largest mining country in Central Asia.