Yashar Pourrahimian, PhD, P.Eng.
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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David Omane 
MSc (Sep 2015 To 2017, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(Joint with Dr. Liu)
BSc (2007 - 2011, Geomatic Engineering)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Research: Control of fugitive dust emission on mine haul roads .
Award: 1. UofA Master's Recruitment Scholarship (2015)
              2. GSA Professional Development Award (2017)
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Farshad Nezhadshahmohammad
Visiting Period: Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
PhD (2014 To date - Mining Engineering)
Sahand  University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran
Co-supervisor: Dr. Pourrahimian
MSc (2008 - 2011, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
BSc (2003 - 2007, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
Research: Draw control optimization in block caving mining using mathematical modeling
 
Myagmarjav Batsukh
MSc (Sep 2015 To Jan 2017, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MEng (2010 - 2013, Petroleum Engineering)
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
BSc (2004 - 2008, Mining Management)
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 
 
Past Visiting Students:
Amir Azadmehr
Visiting Period: Sep 2015 - May 2016
PhD (Mining Engineering)
Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran
MSc (2000 - 2003, Mining Engineering, Rock Mechanics)
Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
BSc (1993 - 1997, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran
Research: Evaluation of geomechanical feasibility index for block caving mining in a deposit using rock engineering systems (RES) approach
 
Saha Malaki 
MSc (Sep 2014-Sep 2016, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
BSc (2008 - 2012, Industrial Engineering)
K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Research: Footprint optimization for block caving mines under uncertainty condition
Award: Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd graduate Scholarship in environmental Engineering (2015)
 
Vahid Nikbin
Visiting Period: July 2017 - Jan 2018
PhD (Mining Engineering)
Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
MSc (2011 - 2013, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran
BSc (2007 - 2011, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
Research: Optimization of underground mining limits in steeply dipping metalliferous deposits
 
Firouz Khodayari
PhD (Jan 2014 To Sep 2018 - Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
MSc (2008 - 2011, Mining Engineering, Exploitation-Feasibility study)
Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
BSc (2003 - 2007, Mining Engineering, Exploitation)
Isfahan University of Technology
, Isfahan, Iran
Research: Mathematical programming formulation for sequence optimization in block cave mining under uncertainty condition
Awards: 1. GSA Professional Development Award (2015)
                2. Jacob h Masliyah Graduate Award in Oil Sands Engineering (2015)
                3. Shell Enhanced Learning Fund (2016)
            4. Green & Gold Student Leadership and Professional Development Grant (2017)
            5. Graduate Students Teaching Award (2018)
            6. FGSR Travel Award (2018)
 
 
EfrainUgarte-Zarate 
MSc (Sep 2015 To July 2018, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
(Joint with Dr. Jeff Boisvert)
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Pourrahimian
MGeol (2010 - 2011, Mineral Exploration)
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA.
BSc (1993 - 1999, Geological Engineering)
National University of Saint Antonio Abad, Cusco, Peru.
Research: Optimization of drawpoint spacing in block caving mines 
 
Zeinab Basiri 
MSc (Sep 2016 To Sep 2018, Mining Engineering)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
BSc (2000 -2004 , Mining Engineering)
Isfahan University of Technology , Isfahan, Iran.
Research: Underground stope boundary optimization
Awards: 1. FGSR Research Award (2018)