Associate Professor Joung Oh
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Joung Oh

Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering

Joung is an Associate Professor in the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering experienced, mainly in United States and Australia, on rock mechanics, tunnelling support system, and numerical modelling. Currently, he teaches and researches primarily in the area of mining geomechanics. His research interests include tunnelling and underground space development, coupled behaviour of rock discontinuities, ground-structure interaction, and rock mechanics for caving mechanism. He completed his PhD degree in civil engineering with emphasis on geotechnical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UNSW in 2013, he was employed at Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) in New York City, US as a professional (registered) engineer. 

Professional service:

  • Member, Society of Mining Professors, Australasian Tunnelling Society, Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM), Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Professional Engineer (PE), MI, USA
  • Editor Board Member, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, Elsevier
  • Editor, Journal of Rock Mechancis and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier
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  • Journal articles | 2012
    Moon T; Oh J, 2012, 'A study of optimal rock-cutting conditions for hard rock TBM using the discrete element method', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, vol. 45, pp. 837 - 849,

  • Oh, J, Lamei Ramandi, H, Saydam, S, Canbulat, I, Effectiveness of Shotcrete in Underground Coal Mines, ACARP, 2020, $185k
  • Oh, J, Canbulat, I, Hebblewhite, B, Reliable Estimate of Horizontal Stress Magnitudes from Borehole Breakout Data (Stage 2), ACARP, 2019, $109k
  • Hagan, PC, Aziz, N, Mirzaghorbanali, A, Oh, J, Si, G, Development of a Numerical Modelling Approach to Better Understand the Effect of Cable Bolt Performance on Roof Failure Mechanics in Varying Rock Mass Conditions, ACARP, 2018, $389k
  • Oh, J, Canbulat, I, Hebblewhite, B,, Reliable Estimate of Horizontal Stress Magnitudes from Borehole Breakout Data, ACARP, 2017, $123k
  • Serkan, S, Canbulat, I, Masoumi, H, Hebblewhite, B, Timms, W, Oh, J, Floor Stability – A Comprehensive Investigation into Failure Mechanisms and Controlling Factors, ACARP, 2017, $299k

My Teaching

  • MINE3310 - Mine Geomechanics
  • MINE3360 - Rock Breakage
  • MINE5030 - Rock Excavation
  • MINE8860 - Drilling, Blasting, and Machine Excavation
  • MINE8720 - Numerical Methods in Mine Geomechanics