KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Prof. Dr. Raghu Nath Singh

Prof. Singh is a renowned mining academician, having more than 44 years of experience in mining engineering research and produced around 40 PhD Students. Prof. Singh received his PhD and Doctor of Science (DSc) from University of Nottingham, UK. He held various academic positions in Nottingham University UK, Wollogong University Australia, and Banaras Hindu University India.

 His field of specializations are Rock Mechanics, Coal Mining, Surface Mine Design, Mine Economics, Mine dewatering. He Authored 250 technical and research papers and 02 books on fracture mechanics and mine water.

 

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili

Prof. Dr. Uqaili is the Current Vice Chancellor of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan. He received my master’s in combustion and energy from University of Leeds, UK and PhD degree from the same university in the area of modeling, policy analysis and market research in the energy sector of Pakistan. He has a vast experience in diversified fields such as energy/demand-side management; renewable energy; combustion studies, environmental studies, computer application and system optimization; project appraisal, supervision and management; policy, planning and implementation of programs and strategies. He is an author of 200+ journal and conference papers and the editor of number of conference proceedings.

Prof. Dr. Bahtiyar Unver

Prof. Unver is a head of mining division at Hacettepe University, Turkey. He received his PhD degree from Nottingham University, UK in 1988. He authored more than 100 research publications and convene number of international symposiums and conferences around the world. He is also heading top-notch mining consultancy firm in Turkey involved in various mining and tunneling projects. He is also a part of team investigating SOMA coal mine incident, took place in Turkey in May 2014.

His field of specializations is Rock Mechanics, Coal Mining, Surface Mine Design, Mine Economics, and Mine dewatering.

 

Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghani Pathan

Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghani Pathan is presently a senior professor at Mehran University, Pakistan. He received his doctorate degree from University of Nottigham, UK in 1987. He held various academic and administrative positions in university and government level including Dean, Faculty of Engineering at Mehran University and Director General, Sindh Coal Authority. He was awarded number of competitive research grant projects from reputed national and international funding agencies such as Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Science Foundation, and British Council, UK.

His field of specializations are Rock Mechanics, Coal Mining, Surface Mine Design, Mine Economics. He authored many research and technical papers in international journals and conferences.