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Shivakumar Karekal


Prof. Shivakumar Karekal (University of Wollongong, Australia) has over 25 years of experience working at several world renowned research organizations. He was also associated with Mining Education Australia (MEA) program. He has executed several international projects including ACARP projects as chief investigator. His expertise include Mining geomechanics, Numerical modelling; Fracture mechanics; Rock Joints; Acoustic emission. He has patent on advanced rock cutting technology. He was a Proje

Biography

Prof. Shivakumar Karekal (University of Wollongong, Australia) has over 26 years of Mining research experience worked at several international research organizations such as National Institute of Rock Mechanics, Centre for Mining Technology and Equipment (CMTE), Australia, the University of Queensland, Australia, CRC Mining and the exploration and mining division of CSIRO, Australia. He was also associated with Mining Education Australia (MEA) program administered by Mineral Council of Australia (MCA) in the development of mining engineering curriculum.  He has executed several international and national projects including ACARP projects as chief investigator. He was also a Project manager and Principal Investigator (Australia) on the AISRF project-“Highwall Mining Design and Development of norms for Indian conditions” prior to joining University of Wollongong. He has patent filed in various countries on “advanced rock cutting technology”. He has published several international journal and conference papers and scientific project reports. Prof. Karekal’s areas of expertise include Mining geomechanics, Numerical modelling for stress analysis; Fracture mechanics; Rock Joints; Acoustic emission (AE) and Micro-seismicity; Rock characterisation and Mining Geophysics. He has special interest in the application of advanced and innovative technologies for solving mining industry problems, and in bridging the gap between the fundamental and applied sciences in mining engineering.
Publications:
https://ris.uow.edu.au/ris_public/WebObjects/RISPublic.woa/wa/Publications/publicationsForIndividual?id=127581&group=34

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Mining geomechanics, Numerical modelling for stress analysis; Fracture mechanics; Rock Joints; Acoustic emission (AE) and Micro-seismicity; Rock characterisation and Mining Geophysics

Personal Interests

    Reading
    Travelling
    Playing with children

Books

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 Featured Title - Highwall Mining: Applicability, Design & Safety - 1st Edition book cover