Dr Simit Raval
Senior Lecturer

Dr Simit Raval

  • PhD Mining Engineering  (2008 – 2011) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering  (1991-1994) from the Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, India
Engineering
Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering

Dr Simit Raval is Director of Undergraduate Studies in Mining Engineer and Co-Director of the Laboratory for Imaging of the Mine Environment (LIME), at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. He is specialised in the integration of sensing technologies to drive applied innovation in mining, environmental and civil engineering sectors. He leads a group of researchers focused on utilising data from sensors mounted on various platforms, from satellite through to UAVs, to visualise, identify and monitor operational environments. He has received several competitive research grants, including FOUR nationally competitive ACARP grants as the project leader. He has supervised PhD research projects involving drone-based smart sensing (multispectral, hyperspectral and LiDAR), underground mobile laser scanning, image-based automated material characterisation, mine rehabilitation/closure, climate change and asteroid mining. He has received SIX teaching awards including UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2020) and the International Tim Show Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2018).

Phone
+61 2 9385 5005
Location
Rm 159, Old Main Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2022, 'Mapping Sensitive Vegetation Communities in Mining Eco-space using UAV-LiDAR', International Journal of Coal Science and Technology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40789-022-00509-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dubey R; Patra AK; Joshi J; Blankenberg D; Kolluru SSR; Madhu B; Raval S, 2022, 'Evaluation of low-cost particulate matter sensors OPC N2 and PM Nova for aerosol monitoring', Atmospheric Pollution Research, vol. 13, pp. 101335 - 101335, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2022.101335
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lin H; Kumar Singh S; Xiang Z; Hee Kang W; Raval S; Oh J; Canbulat I, 2022, 'An investigation of machine learning techniques to estimate minimum horizontal stress magnitude from borehole breakout', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2022.06.005
    Journal articles | 2022
    Singh SK; Banerjee BP; Lato MJ; Sammut C; Raval S, 2022, 'Automated rock mass discontinuity set characterisation using amplitude and phase decomposition of point cloud data', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 152, pp. 105072 - 105072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2022.105072
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thiruchittampalam S; Raval SA; Glenn NF; Le-Hussain F, 2022, 'Indirect remote sensing techniques for long term monitoring of CO2 leakage in geological carbon sequestration: A review', Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 100, pp. 104488 - 104488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2022.104488
    Journal articles | 2021
    Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2021, 'A particle swarm optimization based approach to pre-tune programmable hyperspectral sensors', Remote Sensing, vol. 13, pp. 3295 - 3295, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13163295
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dallas JA; Raval S; Saydam S; Dempster AG, 2021, 'An Environmental Impact Assessment Framework for Space Resource Extraction', Space Policy, vol. 57, pp. 101441 - 101441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spacepol.2021.101441
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dallas JA; Raval S; Saydam S; Dempster AG, 2021, 'Investigating extraterrestrial bodies as a source of critical minerals for renewable energy technology', Acta Astronautica, vol. 186, pp. 74 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2021.05.021
    Journal articles | 2021
    Gorai AK; Raval S; Patel AK; Chatterjee S; Gautam T, 2021, 'Design and development of a machine vision system using artificial neural network-based algorithm for automated coal characterization', International Journal of Coal Science and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 737 - 755, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40789-020-00370-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mi J; Yang Y; Hou H; Zhang S; Raval S; Chen Z; Hua Y, 2021, 'The long-term effects of underground mining on the growth of tree, shrub, and herb communities in arid and semiarid areas in China', Land Degradation and Development, vol. 32, pp. 1412 - 1425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3751
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rai SS; Murthy VMSR; Sukesh N; Sairam Teja A; Raval S, 2021, 'Operational efficiency of equipment system drives environmental and economic performance of surface coal mining—A sustainable development approach', Sustainable Development, vol. 29, pp. 25 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.2129
    Journal articles | 2021
    Saydam S; Liu B; Li B; Zhang W; Singh SK; Raval S, 2021, 'A Coarse-to-fine approach for rock bolt detection from 3D point clouds', IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 148873 - 148883, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3120207
    Journal articles | 2021
    Singh SK; Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2021, 'Three-dimensional unique-identifier-based automated georeferencing and coregistration of point clouds in underground mines', Remote Sensing, vol. 13, pp. 3145 - 3145, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13163145
    Journal articles | 2021
    Singh SK; Raval S; Banerjee B, 2021, 'A robust approach to identify roof bolts in 3D point cloud data captured from a mobile laser scanner', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 31, pp. 303 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2021.01.001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Singh SK; Raval S; Banerjee B, 2021, 'Roof bolt identification in underground coal mines from 3D point cloud data using local point descriptors and artificial neural network', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 42, pp. 367 - 377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2020.1809734
    Journal articles | 2021
    Singh SK; Raval S; Banerjee BP, 2021, 'Automated structural discontinuity mapping in a rock face occluded by vegetation using mobile laser scanning', Engineering Geology, vol. 285, pp. 106040 - 106040, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106040
    Journal articles | 2020
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Cullen PJ, 2020, 'UAV-hyperspectral imaging of spectrally complex environments', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 41, pp. 4136 - 4159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2020.1714771
    Journal articles | 2020
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Maslin TJ; Timms W, 2020, 'Development of a UAV-mounted system for remotely collecting mine water samples', International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, vol. 34, pp. 385 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2018.1549526
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dallas JA; Raval S; Alvarez Gaitan JP; Saydam S; Dempster AG, 2020, 'The environmental impact of emissions from space launches: A comprehensive review', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 255, pp. 120209 - 120209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120209
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dallas JA; Raval S; Gaitan JPA; Saydam S; Dempster AG, 2020, 'Mining beyond earth for sustainable development: Will humanity benefit from resource extraction in outer space?', Acta Astronautica, vol. 167, pp. 181 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2019.11.006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gorai AK; Raval S; Patra AK, 2020, 'Path analysis approach to quantify the causal factors of ground-level ozone concentration near coal-mining regions', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 17, pp. 645 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-019-02278-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mi J; Hou H; Raval S; Yang Y; Zhang S; Hua Y; Wang C; Chen F, 2020, 'Effect of crop cultivation on the soil carbon stock in mine dumps of the Loess Plateau, China', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139809
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tabelin CB; Corpuz RD; Igarashi T; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Alorro RD; Yoo K; Raval S; Ito M; Hiroyoshi N, 2020, 'Acid mine drainage formation and arsenic mobility under strongly acidic conditions: Importance of soluble phases, iron oxyhydroxides/oxides and nature of oxidation layer on pyrite', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 399, pp. 122844 - 122844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.122844
    Journal articles | 2019
    Biswal SS; Raval S; Gorai AK, 2019, 'Delineation and mapping of coal mine fire using remote sensing data–a review', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 40, pp. 6499 - 6529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1547455
    Journal articles | 2018
    Banerjee B; Raval S; cullen , 2018, 'Alignment of UAV-hyperspectral bands using keypoint descriptors in a spectrally complex environment', Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 9, pp. 524 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2018.1446564
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gonzalez FR; Raval S; Taplin ROS; Timms WENDY; Hitch MICHAEL, 2018, 'Evaluation of Impact of Potential Extreme Rainfall Events on Mining in Peru', Natural Resources Research, vol. 28, pp. 393 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11053-018-9396-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Shamsoddini A; Raval S, 2018, 'Mapping red edge-based vegetation health indicators using Landsat TM data for Australian native vegetation cover', Earth Science Informatics, vol. 11, pp. 545 - 552, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12145-018-0347-5
    Journal articles | 2017
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Cullen PJ, 2017, 'High-resolution mapping of upland swamp vegetation using a unmanned aerial vehicle-hyperspectral system', Journal of Spectral Imaging, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1255/jsi.2017.a6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Zhai H; Cullen PJ, 2017, 'Health condition assessment for vegetation exposed to heavy metal pollution through airborne hyperspectral data', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-017-6333-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Timms W, 2016, 'Erratum to: Evaluation of rainfall and wetland water area variability at Thirlmere Lakes using Landsat time-series data (Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol, (2016), 13, (1781-1792), 10.1007/s13762-016-1018-z)', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 13, pp. 2535 - 2538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-016-1068-2
    Journal articles | 2016
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Timms W, 2016, 'Evaluation of rainfall and wetland water area variability at Thirlmere Lakes using Landsat time-series data', International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13762-016-1018-z
    Journal articles | 2015
    Poon A; Raval S; Banerjee BP; Shamsoddini A, 2015, 'Detection of changes in the wetland conditions adjacent to a longwall mining area in the southern coalfields, New South Wales using radar satellite data', Journal of Research Project Review, vol. 4, pp. 35 - 41, http://www.mea.edu.au/asset/55712f559a67a/mea-journal-of-research-projects-review-2015.pdf
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williams M; Taplin R; Virah-Sawmy M; Corss R; Raval SA, 2015, 'Assessment of mining biodiversity offsets and the potential for agricultural involvement in the upper Hunter Valey', Journal of Research Project Review, vol. 4, pp. 83 - 90, http://www.mea.edu.au/
    Journal articles | 2014
    Raval S; Sarver E; Shamsoddini A; Zipper C; Donovan P; Evans D; Chu HT, 2014, 'Satellite remote sensing-based estimates of biomass production on reclaimed coal mines', Mining Engineering, vol. 66, pp. 76 - 82, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1554528878/abstract/2C86B33594A9477EPQ/26?accountid=12763
    Journal articles | 2014
    Raval S; Shamsoddini A, 2014, 'A monitoring framework for land use around kaolin mining areas through Landsat TM images', Earth Science Informatics, vol. 7, pp. 153 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12145-014-0169-z
    Journal articles | 2013
    Raval S; Merton RN; Laurence D, 2013, 'Satellite based mine rehabilitation monitoring using WorldView-2 imagery', Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, vol. 122, pp. 200 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743286313Y.0000000039
    Journal articles |
    Banerjee B; Raval S, 'A Particle Swarm Optimization based Approach to Pre-tune Programmable Hyperspectral Sensors', , http://dx.doi.org/10.36227/techrxiv.14058233
    Journal articles |
    Banerjee B; Raval S, 'A Particle Swarm Optimization based Approach to Pre-tune Programmable Hyperspectral Sensors', , http://dx.doi.org/10.36227/techrxiv.14058233.v1
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Moopanar I; Raval S, 2022, 'Impact of Sustainability Reporting and ESG Indicators on Firm Risk in the Australian Mining Industry', in SDIMI 2022, Windhoek, Namibia, presented at 10th Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 15 September 2022 - 17 September 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Raval S, 2022, 'Curriculum review – my experience', presented at 32nd SOMP Annual Meeting and Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 12 September 2022 - 14 September 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Raval S, 2022, 'Image-based automated characterisation of waste materials', presented at The Mine Managers Association of Australia: CPD Seminar, 24 March 2022 - 25 March 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Singh SK; Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2022, 'Three-dimensional unique identifiers for automatic georeferencing and co-registration of 3D point clouds in underground roadways', presented at Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors National Conference, Gold Coast, 25 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, 'Innovations in Digital Mapping & Monitoring Technologies', presented at Plenary Session: National Seminar on Digital Innovations in Mining and Oil & Gas Sectors for Improved Safety & Productivity, Online and Ranchi, India, 02 October 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, 'Mobile LiDAR in Mining: A game changer?', presented at Mine Managers Association of Australia: 2021 CPD Seminar, Caves Beach, NSW, 18 March 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, 'Monitoring and Sensing Technologies', presented at Future Mining Technologies 2021, International Mining Technology Development Forum, Online, 18 November 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Saydam S; Dallas J; Dempster A; Raval S, 2021, 'Space resources for a green economy?', presented at 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia, 28 January 2021 - 04 February 2021
    Preprints | 2021
    Singh SK; Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2021, Three dimensional unique identifier based automated georeferencing and coregistration of point clouds in underground environment, http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2102.10731
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Singh SK; Raval S; Banerjee BP, 2021, 'Mobile laser scanning for automated point cloud registration, object detection and structural mapping in mining', in International Future Mining Conference 2021, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Online, presented at 5th International Future Mining Conference, Online, 06 December 2021 - 10 December 2021
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Raval S, 2020, 'Automated Structural Mapping using a Mobile Laser Scanner', presented at ACARP project update webinar, Organised by Bowen Basin Hunter Valley Open Cut Geotechnical Society, 14 October 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Raval S, 2020, 'Remote Sensing for Mining Operations: Opportunities and Challenges', presented at International Webinar On Frontiers in Mining & Geosciences, Online, 07 November 2020 - 08 November 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Raval S, 2020, 'Smart Sensing for Mining Operations', presented at Webinar on Opportunities for Higher Education and Research in Mining Engineering & Interdisciplinary Areas, National Institute of Technology Karnataka - India and Federation University -Australia, 25 September 2020 - 26 September 2020
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Cullen PJ; Kumar Singh S, 2019, 'Mapping of Complex Vegetation Communities and Species Using UAV-LIDAR Metrics and High-Resolution Optical Data', in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 6110 - 6113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8899160
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dallas JA; Raval S; Saydam S, 2019, 'Off-Earth mining in the context of sustainable development', in 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, Sydney, presented at 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry, Sydney, 27 May 2019 - 29 May 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dallas JA; Raval S; Saydam S; Dempster A, 2019, 'Making off-Earth mining sustainable: a look at the social, socio-economic and environmental considerations of resource extraction in space', presented at Off-Earth Mining Forum: Resource Utilisation for the NewSpace Economy, Sydney, 21 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Raval S, 2019, 'Evaluation of Mobile Laser Scanners for Mining Applications', presented at Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) 2019 National Conference, Sydney, 14 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Raval S, 2019, 'Evaluation of Mobile Laser Scanners for Mining Applications', presented at Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors National Conference, Sydney, 14 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Raval S, 2019, 'Smart Sensing Technologies for A Digital Mine', Kolkata, India, presented at 8th Asian Mining Congress (Plenary Session), Kolkata, India, 06 November 2019 - 08 November 2019
    Reports | 2019
    Raval S; Banerjee BP, 2019, Improved structural mapping of pit walls using UAV-based mobile laser scanning, The Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Raval S; Banerjee BP; Kumar Singh S; Canbulat I, 2019, 'A Preliminary Investigation of Mobile Mapping Technology for Underground Mining', in IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 6071 - 6074, presented at 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Yokohama, Japan, 28 July 2019 - 02 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8898518
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Singh SK; Raval S; Banerjee BP, 2019, 'An investigation of 3D mapping in challenging underground environment', presented at IEEE RAS International Summer School on Deep Learning for Robot Vision, Santiago, Chile, 09 December 2019 - 13 December 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Singh SK; Raval S; Banerjee BP, 2019, 'Mobile 3D imaging in underground coal mines: a case study', in Future Mining 2019, AusIMM, Sydney, presented at 4th International Future Mining 2019 conference, Sydney, 19 December 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Raval S, 2018, 'Drone based Hyperspectral and LiDAR Systems for Monitoring Mining Environment', presented at Mine Rehabilitation Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 12 April 2018 - 12 April 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Raval S, 2018, 'Smart Sensing Technology for Environmental and Safety Monitoring', presented at SSSI Young Professional webinar, Webinar, 23 May 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Raval S, 2018, 'Smart sensing for mineral exploration through to mine closure', in International Journal of Georesources and Environment, Canamaple Academia Services, Beijing, China, presented at SOMP Annual Meeting and Conference, Beijing, China, 02 July 2018 - 07 July 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.15273/ijge.2018.03.019
    Reports | 2018
    Raval S; Banerjee B, 2018, Evaluation of underground mobile laser scanning at Moranbah North Coal Mine
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Raval S; Banerjee B; Shen X; Masoumi H; Tannant D, 2018, 'Evaluation of a UAV-LiDAR system for mapping geological structures in an open pit highwall', in the 4th Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference, Sydney, presented at AusRock 2018, Sydney, 28 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Raval S; Singh SK, 2018, 'Mobile Mapping for Underground Coal Mines: Challenges and Opportunities', presented at EAGCG Mobile Laser Scanning workshop, Brisbane, Australia, 26 July 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2017, 'Towards precision mine rehabilitation with UAV Hyperspectral and LiDAR technologies', presented at Mine Rehabilitation Conference 2017, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia., 29 March 2017 - 21 March 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Cullen PJ, 2017, 'Mapping of endangered swamp species from a UAV-hyperspectral system', presented at UAS4RS Conference 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 24 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Raval S; Banerjee B, 2017, 'Remote sensing to advance sustainable mining practices', in ACRS Proceedings, New Delhi, India, presented at 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2017), New Delhi, India, 23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017, http://a-a-r-s.org/acrs/index.php/acrs/acrs-overview/proceedings-1?view=publication&task=show&id=3025
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2016, 'Applications of Advanced Remote Sensing Systems during a Mine Life', AusIMM, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 116 - 120, presented at 2016 Life of Mine Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Banerjee BP; Raval S; Hao Z; Cullen PJ, 2016, 'Monitoring vegetation condition under heavy metal pollution using airborne hyperspectral data', in Proceedings of the 3rd EARSeL SIG Forestry Workshop, Krakow, Poland, presented at 3rd EARSeL SIG Forestry Workshop, Krakow, Poland, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Banerjee BP; Raval SA; Cullen PJ, 2015, 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Mine Environment Monitoring', in Proceedings 3rd International Future Mining Conference, The AusIMM, Sydney, Australia, pp. 137 - 143, presented at 3rd International Future Mining Conference, Sydney, Australia, 04 November 2015 - 06 November 2015
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Blommerde M; Raval S; Taplin R, 2015, 'Assessment of rehabilitation completion criteria to develop a quantitative framework for mine closure evaluation', Singleton, Australia, presented at Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference, Singleton, Australia, 26 March 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Blommerde M; Taplin R; Raval SA, 2015, 'Assessment of rehabilitation completion criteria for mine closure evaluation', in Proceedings 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry, Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI) 2015, Vancouver, Canada, presented at Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI) 2015, Vancouver, Canada, 13 July 2015 - 15 July 2015
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Hao Z; Banerjee BP; Raval S, 2015, 'Mapping vegetation stress around abandoned mines through airborne high resolution hyperspectral remote sensing data', Singleton, Australia, presented at The Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands 2015 Conference, Singleton, Australia, 26 March 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Kumar C; Shetty A; Raval S; Sharma R; Champatiray PK, 2015, 'Lithological Discrimination and Mapping using ASTER SWIR Data in the Udaipur area of Rajasthan, India', in Vardhan H; Raj MG; Aruna M (eds.), Procedia of Earth & Planetary Science, Elsevier, Karnataka, India, pp. 180 - 188, presented at Global Challenges, Policy Framework & Sustainable Development for Mining of Mineral and Fossil Energy Resources (GCPF2015), Karnataka, India, 17 April 2015 - 18 April 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeps.2015.06.022
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Raval S, 2015, 'Optical remote sensing for monitoring mine site rehabilitation', presented at The Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands 2015 Conference, Singleton, Australia, 26 March 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Kumar C; Shetty A; Raval S; Champatiray PK; Sharma R, 2014, 'Sub-Pixel Mineral Mapping using EO-1 Hyperion Hyperspectral data', in The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Copernicus Publications, Hyderabad, India, pp. 455 - 461, presented at ISPRS Technical Commission VIII Symposium, Hyderabad, India, 09 December 2014 - 12 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-455-2014
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Raval S, 2014, 'Remote Sensing Techniques for Detecting Vertical and Horizontal Displacements', presented at Workshop on Aquifers, Aquitards and Mining, Sydney, Australia, 27 March 2014 - 28 March 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Shamsoddini A; Raval S; Taplin R, 2014, 'Spectroscopic analysis of soil metal contamination around a derelict mine site in the Blue Mountains, Australia', in Sunar F; Altan O; Taberner M (eds.), ISPRS Annals, Copernicus Publications, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 75 - 79, presented at ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 September 2014 - 02 October 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-7-75-2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    kariyawasam N; Raval S; Shamsoddini A, 2014, 'Incorporating Remote Sensing as a Tool to Assist Rehabilitation Monitoring in a Dolomite Mining Operation in South Australia', in The XXV FIG International Congress 2014 Proceedings, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1 - 13, presented at XXV FIG INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 June 2014 - 21 June 2014, http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2014/papers/ts08b/TS08B_kariyawasam_raval_et_al_6966.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Morgan J; Raval S; McDonald B; Falorni G; Iannacone J, 2013, 'Application of advanced InSAR techniques to detect vertical and horizontal displacements', in Slope Stability 2013, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Brisbane, presented at International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering, Brisbane, 25 September 2013 - 27 September 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Raval S, 2013, 'Advancing Sustainable Mining Practices through Remote Sensing', presented at International Conference on Geospatial Momentum for Society and Environment: AGSE 2013, Ahmedabad, India, 16 December 2013 - 19 December 2013
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Saydam S; Daly C; Raval S; Timms W, 2013, 'Using Moodle As An Open Source Learning Management System in Mining Engineering Education', pp. 386 - 389, presented at The 24th Annual General Meeting of Society of Mining Professors, Milos, Greece, 26 June 2013 - 29 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MITE.2013.6756373
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Saydam S; Timms W; Raval S; Daly C, 2013, 'Using Moodle - An Open Source Learning Management System in Australian Mining Engineering Education', in Proceedings INDICON 2013: Impact of Engineering on Global Sustainability, IEEE - Impact on Engineering on Global Sustainability, India, presented at IEEE - Impact on Engineering on Global Sustainability, India, 13 December 2013 - 15 December 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Raval S; Jia X; Merton ; Laurence DC, 2012, 'Characterising surface mineralogy of an open pit mining area using Hyperion imagery', in Proceedings of IEEE 4th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing Conference, IEEE, Shanghai, presented at 4th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, Shanghai, 04 June 2012 - 07 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WHISPERS.2012.6874296
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Raval S; Laurence DC, 2012, 'Mine Rehabilitation Monitoring Using a High-Resolution Satellite Image', in Mine Rehabilitation Monitoring Using a High-Resolution Satellite Image, 13th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, New Delhi, pp. 293 - 304, presented at 13th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, New Delhi, 28 November 2012 - 30 November 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Raval S; Merton ; Laurence DC, 2012, 'Mine tailings water mapping using Chris Proba imagery', in Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing : Evolution in Remote Sensing, IEEE, Shanghai, presented at 4th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, Shanghai, 04 June 2012 - 07 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WHISPERS.2012.6874298
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, 'Advances in satellite based monitoring for sustainable mining', presented at Faculty of Engineering Research Workshops, Sydney, Australia
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Raval S; Merton ; Laurence DC, 2011, 'Mine environmental monitoring using CHRIS Proba imagery of the Dexing Copper Mine, China', in 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISPRS, Sydney, presented at 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Sydney, Australia, 10 April 2011 - 15 April 2011
    Theses / Dissertations | 2011
    Raval SA, 2011, Investigation of Mine Environmental Monitoring with Satellite Based Sensors
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Raval S, 2009, 'Evaluation of remote sensing technology as a tool for mining applications', in SDIMI 2009 - Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry, AusIMM, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 411 - 416, presented at 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry, Gold Coast, Australia, 06 July 2009 - 08 July 2009
    Conference Posters | 2009
    Raval S, 2009, 'Image analysis of Creighton Mine tailings area', UNSW Sydney, presented at The student research conference, UNSW Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Raval S; Ge L; Laurence DC; Saydam S, 2009, 'Applicability of Remote Sensing in Mining', in Applicability of Remote Sensing in Mining, International Conference of Advanced Technology in Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals, India, presented at International Conference of Advanced Technology in Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals, India, 14 February 2009 - 16 February 2009
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Ray N; Raval S; Kothari P, 2000, 'Measures for better exploitation of Kachchh kaolin', in National Symposium on Recent Advances in Geology and Resource Potential of the Kachchh Basin, Varanasi, India, presented at International Conference on Advanced Technology In Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals, Varanasi, India, 21 December 2000 - 23 December 2000
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Raval S, 1999, 'Theory of geostatistical reserve estimation', in Proceedings National Seminar on Information Technology in Exploration and Mining, Ahmedabad, India, presented at National Seminar on Information Technology in Exploration and Mining, Ahmedabad, India
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Raval S, 1999, 'Wish list for a mining software', in Proceedings National Seminar on Information Technology in Exploration and Mining, Ahmedabad, India, presented at Seminar on Information Technology in Exploration and Mining, Ahmedabad, India
    Preprints |
    Banerjee B; Raval S, Mapping Sensitive Vegetation Communities in Mining Eco-space using UAV-LiDAR, http://dx.doi.org/10.36227/techrxiv.16912138
    Preprints |
    Banerjee B; Raval S, Mapping Sensitive Vegetation Communities in Mining Eco-space using UAV-LiDAR, http://dx.doi.org/10.36227/techrxiv.16912138.v1
    Preprints |
    Singh SK; Banerjee BP; Lato M; Sammut C; Raval S, Automated rock mass discontinuity set characterisation using amplitude and phase decomposition, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3899864
    Other | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, Automated point cloud registration of mobile laser scans in underground mines (Professional development webinar delivered to Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors)
    Other | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, Creating engaging remote learning communities (Connections Seminar delivered @ UNSW Sydney)
    Other | 2020
    Raval S, 2020, Online Education – The New Normal (Inaugural presentation in the SOMP Education Webinar Series: “Opportunities & Challenges for Transition to eLearning” )
    Other | 2019
    Raval S, 2019, Improved structural mapping of pit walls using uav based mobile laser scanning (Presentation to Industry @ BOHOGS Technical Meeting), Bulga Mine, NSW, Australia
    Other | 2018
    Raval S, 2018, Smart Sensing Technologies (Invited presentation to Future Mining Research Workshop)
    Other | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Mapping the mine tailings water (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices)
    Other | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Mine site hyperspectral mineral mapping (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices)
    Other | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Monitoring the effects of underground mining on native vegetation (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices)
    Other | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Rehabilitation monitoring (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices), Sydney Australia
    Other | 2010
    Raval S, 2010, Mine environmental management using multispectral satellite imagery at the Dexing copper mine in China (Poster in the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research)
    Other | 2009
    Raval S, 2009, Advances in monitoring for sustainable mining (Presentation at the UNSW Research Showcase)
  • Media | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, Automated point cloud registration of mobile laser scans in underground mines (Professional development webinar delivered to Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors)
    Media | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, Billionaire Space Race: What does it mean for the climate? (BBC Science Focus), https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/billionaire-space-race-what-does-it-mean-for-climate-change-and-the-environment/
    Media | 2021
    Raval S, 2021, Creating engaging remote learning communities (Connections Seminar delivered @ UNSW Sydney)
    Media | 2020
    Raval S, 2020, Online Education – The New Normal (Inaugural presentation in the SOMP Education Webinar Series: “Opportunities & Challenges for Transition to eLearning” )
    Media | 2019
    Raval S, 2019, Improved structural mapping of pit walls using uav based mobile laser scanning (Presentation to Industry @ BOHOGS Technical Meeting), Bulga Mine, NSW, Australia
    Media | 2018
    Raval S, 2018, Robots in Flight (Interview for the front page story in the Australian Mining Review Magazine)
    Media | 2018
    Raval S, 2018, Smart Sensing Technologies (Invited presentation to Future Mining Research Workshop)
    Media | 2015
    Raval S, 2015, Planting the seeds for a better future (Interview in "@The Coalface'' magazine)
    Media | 2011
    Laurence D; Raval S, 2011, Academic centre leades research into sustainable mining practices (Article in the Quarry Magazine)
    Media | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Mapping the mine tailings water (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices)
    Media | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Mine site hyperspectral mineral mapping (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices)
    Media | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Monitoring the effects of underground mining on native vegetation (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices)
    Media | 2011
    Raval S, 2011, Rehabilitation monitoring (Poster at the launch of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices), Sydney Australia
    Media | 2010
    Raval S, 2010, Mine environmental management using multispectral satellite imagery at the Dexing copper mine in China (Poster in the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research)
    Media | 2009
    Raval S, 2009, Advances in monitoring for sustainable mining (Presentation at the UNSW Research Showcase)

I have received a total of more than $2 million competitive research funding that includes:

Category 1 (Federal government competitive grants)

  • Raval S (2022).Image-based automated characterisation of waste materials - Extension. Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP).
  • Khalili-Naghadeh N., …Raval S. (total 16 CIs) (2022). ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub for Resilient and Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (RIIS) in Urban, Resources and Energy Sectors.   
  • Raval S (2020). Automated structural mapping in underground mines using mobile laser scanning technology (Extension). Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP). 
  • Raval S (2019).Image-based automated characterisation of waste materials. Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP). 
  • Fityus S, Simmons J, Thoeni K, Burton G and Raval S (2019). Baseline data for the development of automated characterisation of waste materials. Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP). 
  • Raval S (Project Leader) and Canbulat I (2017). Automated structural mapping in underground mines using mobile laser scanning technology. Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP). 
  • Raval S (Project Leader), Shen X, Masoumi H and Tannant D (2016). Improved structural mapping of pit walls using UAV-based mobile laser scanning. Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP).

Category 2, 3 (State, Industry, University and School level competitive grants and other grants)

  • Raval S (Project Leader), Tabelin C and Saydam S (2022). On-Belt Lithium Ore Characterisation: Choosing the right technology. Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) facilitated industry research. 
  • Raval S (Project Leader), Le-Hussain F, Zhang C, Li B (2022). Thermal infrared (TIR) and multi-spectral remote sensing. 
  • Kara S... Raval S. (total 21 CIs) (2021). BHP Tailings Challenge Proof of Concept Stage.
  • Raval S. (2019). Automated volumetric calculation of grain storage. Industry (ANZ bank) funding through Innovation Central Sydney.
  • Raval S (Project Leader) and Rasekh (2019). Development of virtual reality based interactive sustainable mining practice module. MERE School Teaching Initiative Grant. 
  • Hussain F, Clark S and Raval S (2019). Impact of CO2 sequestration on groundwater resources and vegetation. UNSW MERE Collaborative Research Grant. 
  • Raval S (2017). Precision data integration tool for a friction free agronomic workflow. Tech Voucher Grant funded by Agronomeye Pty Ltd and NSW Department of Industries.
  • Raval S (Project Leader) and Canbulat I (2016). Underground mobile laser scanner. UNSW School of Mining Research Grant.
  • Raval S (Project Leader), Sharifzadeh M and Kizil M (2017). Evaluation of mobile laser scanning for rapid rock mass characterisation in underground mining environment. MEA Collaborative Research grant.
  • Cullen PJ, Raval S, Prescott S, Spicer P, Boyer C, Saydam S and Triantafilis J (2017). High Resolution Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Imaging. UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme.
  • Raval S (Project Leader), Chanda E, Unger C and Winchester S (2016). Review of the Socio Environmental Aspect of Mining Course. Mining Education Australia (MEA)
  • Cullen PJ, Raval S and other 9 co-investigators (2015). Provision of non-thermal plasma technology and hyperspectral imaging. UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme.
  • Raval S, Timms W and Taplin R (2014). A novel approach to monitor peat swamp conditions in the vicinity of underground mines using a combination of LiDAR, radar, and time-series optical satellite data. UNSW School of Mining Research Grant.
  • Taplin R and Raval S (2014). Operationalising best practice in biodiversity offsets for coal mining in the Upper Hunter/Bowen Basin: A toolkit for industry. UNSW School of Mining Research Grant.  
  •  Raval S and Taplin R (2013). Investigating the capabilities of hyperspectral remote sensing in detecting fugitive metals around the Yerranderie Silver Mine in the Blue Mountains National Park. UNSW Faculty of Engineering Early Career Researcher Grant
  • Raval S (2013). Development of satellite imagery based most suitable vegetation index to monitor mine site rehabilitation. UNSW School of Mining Research Grant.  
  • Taplin R and Raval S (2013). Assessing the effectiveness of biodiversity offsetting efforts to balance conservation and mining industry impacts. UNSW School of Mining Research Grant.  
  • Raval S (2012). Investigating capabilities of an advanced Interferometry in detecting horizontal displacement at the Metropolitan Mine. UNSW School of Mining Research Grant
  • Raval S (2011). Provision for spectroradiometer and image processing software. UNSW School of Mining Laboratory Equipment Grant.  

  • "Environment Champion" – the title bestowed by the student society (MERESOC) (2022).
  • UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2020).
  • Postgraduate Coursework Teaching Excellence Award (2020) by UNSW Engineering,
  • The International Tim Show Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2018) presented by the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP).
  • Best Lecturer Award 2017 judged by the Mining Society (MINSOC) - A student-run society for Mining Engineering Undergraduates and Postgraduates at UNSW.
  • School of Mining Engineering Teaching Award (2015) judged by the peers.
  • The Best Teacher Award (2013) judged by the IEEE conference committee for MOOC, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE).        
  • The Endeavour Postgraduate Award funded by the Australian Government (2008).  
  • The inaugural Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices (ACSMP) scholarship award (2010).
  • Finalist for the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research, a poster competition at UNSW (2010).        

I have developed an interdisciplinary research approach that is capable of addressing wider issues of sustainable mining practices and innovation in mining.

I am currently engaged in the following TWO core research domains:

  1. Industrial Automation  
  • Optimising LiDAR for specific application, both at hardware and software levels.
  • Applying AI on point cloud for automated data analytics.
  • Sensor fusion (multispectral, hyperspectral, LiDAR)
  • Rapid characterisation of critical minerals (LIBS, PGNAA)
  1. Environmental Monitoring
  • Quantification of environmental impact plus rehabilitation success through remote sensing
  • Assessment of mining impacts on surrounding ecosystem (water, soil, air, flora, and fauna) through satellite, drone, handheld, ground-based sensors (multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal, radar)
  • Mine closure (completion criteria, GIS based data analytics)
  • Environmental considerations of space resource extraction    

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I am currently coordinating following 4 courses besides delivering specialised guest lectures to other 5 UG&PG courses.

  • Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining (MINE3910): 3rd year undergraduate core course.
  • Environmental Management for the Mining Industry (MINE8780): Fully distance based postgraduate course.
  • Surface Mining Systems (MINE3440): Project based 3rd year undergraduate elective course
  • Mining Systems (MINE3430): 3rd year undergraduate core course.