Yashar Pourrahimian, PhD, P.Eng.
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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City of Edmonton
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Alberta
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Current Visiting Students:
Shahrokh Paravarzar   
Visiting Period: March 2018 - Dec 2018
PhD (Mining Engineering)
Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
MSc (2012 - 2014,Mining Engineering, Mine Exploration )
Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
BSc (2004 - 2009, Mining Engineering, Mine Exploration )
Azad Islamic University, South branch, Iran
Research: Short-term mine planning for block cave mining under geological uncertainty
Awards: 1. Proyetco Anillos ACT 1407, Adolfo Ibáñez University
                2. Proyecto basal FB0809, Universidad de Chile
Roberto Noriega 
PhD (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2017-2019, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
BSc (2011 -2017 , Mining Engineering)
ESPOL Polytechnic University, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Current research: Application of machine learning techniques in mine planning
 
Magreth Dotto
PhD (Jan 2018 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(Joint with  Dr. Tim Joseph)
MSc (2012 - 2014, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2005 - 2009,  Mining Engineering)
University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Current research: Incorporating energy balance between mine operations and plant in mine planning process
Awards: 1. Inter-department Award (Jan 2018 and Sep 2018) 
 
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Soroush Khazaei
PhD (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2008 - 2011, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran.
BSc (2003 - 2008,  Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Isfahan University of technology, Isfahan, Iran.
Current research: Pit limit optimization with in-pit crushing conveying systems (IPCC)
Dingbang Liu
MSc (Sep 2018 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2013 - 2017,  Safety Engineering)
China University of  Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China
Current research: In-pit crusher location optimization 
 
 
Dismas Kalitenge 
MSc (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2010 - 2014,  Mining Engineering)
University of  Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Current research: Cut-off grade optimization
 
 
Agar Bulgan 
MSc (Sep 2019 To date, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
BSc (2006 - 2012,  Mining Engineering)
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Current research: Open pit mine planning and optimization