This theme focuses on fundamental and applied geomechanics related to the mining and geotechnical industries. Our interests are oriented towards improving safety performance related to current and emerging technologies. Our experts closely collaborate with industry partners to find innovative ways to ensure environmentally safe and sustainable practices are incorporated in all aspects of design and operation. With future energy technologies new practices and approaches are ever evolving that require geomechanical expertise.
This theme focuses on innovating new technologies and operational excellence to accelerate the transformation of the minerals and energy resources sectors. Of particular interest is to adopt scientific knowledge and emerging technologies from other disciplines tailored for the minerals and energy resources sectors. This includes monitoring and communication technologies to improve operational safety, evaluate environmental impact and expand efficiencies, and artificial intelligence for automation and data analytics.
This theme focuses on fundamental and applied research related to subsurface minerals, energy extraction and storage. Of particular interest are technologies that improve recovery and provide new insights into the production of transition fuels and critical minerals. Traditional knowledge and expertise in petroleum and mining engineering will drive new technologies related to the geological storage of CO2 and hydrogen, recovery of critical minerals, production of transition fuels, and extraction of geothermal energy.