Stephen Fityus




Professor Fityus has made many contributions to a wide range of research areas with a large number of co-researchers. His research interests are spread across fields in geomechanics, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering and engineering geology. Geomaterials studied include granular soils, soft/estuarine soils, expansive/cracked clay soils, unsaturated soils and residual soils. Issues studied include foundation movements, foundation capacity, slope stability, contaminant transport, permeability and hydraulic conductivity, in situ and laboratory testing and the origin of soils and soil deposits.

His most recent research interests are focussed on expansive soil foundations, engineering geology and minesite geotechnics

Professor Fityus's significant contributions and multidisciplinary expertise are recognised by his frequent invitation to review papers for a wide range of esteemed scholarly journals (Engineering Geology, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Computers and Geotechnics and Water Resources Research).

Professor Fityus often undertakes consultancies including expert reviews.

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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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