A growing world population and increased expectations for higher levels of prosperity lead to demand growth for mineral resources. Consequently, humanity is faced with the challenge of providing a secure supply of mineral raw materials that have been extracted using socially and environmentally responsible and economically viable production processes.
The complex relationship of sustainable raw material extraction and distribution requires creative solutions through inter- and multidisciplinary research.
Such research is pursued by the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) and its team, comprising young graduates and experienced researchers with core competencies in resource extraction, business and mineral economics, ore deposit geology, environmental geochemistry and geo-resources management. Our main research interests in both open pit and underground mining are: