Olivier Buzzi




Dr. Olivier Buzzi is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle working in the field of Expansive Soils, Rockfall and Rock Joints. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France, Olivier obtained his PhD on the hydromechnical behaviour of contact between geomaterials in Grenoble in 2004. He moved to The University of Newcastle, to work with Prof. Fityus and Prof. Sloan, as a post doctoral researcher in October 2005. He became Lecturer in 2007, Senior Lecturer in 2009 and Associate Professor in 2012.

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Explore the many facets of mining engineering from exploration to production and mine closure. This course will provide an overview of the different phases involved in the mining process. From exploration, impact assessment, production and processing of ore, up to mine closure. Environmental and economic aspects will also be considered because they constitute important parts of the process as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on the key concerns of the mining engineer, the science behind rock behaviour as well as surface and underground mining operations. By the conclusion of this course, you will have a general understanding of the overall mining process.

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