Future Innovations &

Current Research

Faculty and students in the Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (NBK) conduct research in advanced mining, extraction and mineral processing systems, recycling electronic waste, mine energy systems, Multiphysics characterization of geo-materials and processes, among several other areas.


rock mass

Rock Mass Redefined

Rock Engineering still heavily relies on empirical systems to: Identify significant parameters influencing rock mass behaviour. Derive (semi-) quantitative data for engineering design. Provide a…


business model

The Mining Business Model

How does the mining industry create value? The answer to that question is provided by the mining business model. But what is a business model?…