Associate Professor 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).
I have received a total of more than $2 million competitive research funding that includes:
Category 1 (Federal government competitive grants)
Category 2, 3 (State, Industry, University and School level competitive grants and other grants)
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:
My Research Supervision
I am currently coordinating following 4 courses besides delivering specialised guest lectures to other 5 UG&PG courses.