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

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…