Dr Sela Akdag
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Sela Akdag

Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering

Sela Akdag is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering of UNSW. He obtained his PhD from the School of Civil, Env & Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2019. Prior to joining UNSW, he worked as a postdoc focusing on rock/coal burst projects and in-situ stress measurement methods. His research interests focus on rock/coal burst analysis for deep mining activities, numerical modelling in underground mining, rock/fracture mechanics and ground support.

Research Interests

  • Rock burst analysis in deep mines/excavations
  • Coal burst mechanism investigation
  • Damage mechanism and post-peak response of rocks
  • Experimental and computational rock mechanics
  • Engineering fracture mechanics
  • Dynamic fracturing of materials
  • In-situ stress measurement using AE and DRA

2019 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia  
2018 Award Travelling Grant School of Civil, Environmental and Mining, The University of Adelaide Australia