Associate Professor Undergraduate Advisor
His research is related to rock mechanics, rock engineering design and numerical modelling. He has intensively researched and published on the use of discrete fracture network engineering, interaction between surface and underground mining, mechanical behavior of hard rock pillars, slope stabllity analysis, and applications of synthtic rock mass modelling. When applied, the findings of his research support more efficient rock engineering desin and improve operational safety - an especially important consideration as mines are being developed deeper underground. He has worked for 10 years as a geotechnical and rock mechanics engineer for consulting companies in lreland and Canada, providing consultation on aspects of both surface and underground rock engineering for mining and civil engineeringproject. To date, He has collaborated on more than 80 technical papers (peer-re-viewed journals and conference proceedings).