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January Virtual Meeting - UA Geotechnical Center of Excellence Update

  • 20 Jan 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Program: UA Geotechnical Center of Excellence Update


Skyline Assayers & Laboratories

Abstract: Although COVID has had tremendous impact this year, the Geotechnical Center of Excellence (GCE) at the University of Arizona has been successful in hiring new people, building an exciting new course as well as performing cutting edge research.  The talk will cover what’s new with the GCE including the popular class on Geotechnical Radar Systems.  Additional topics include research to evaluate thermal imaging cameras to detect rockfall events (funded by NIOSH) as well as new methods to determine the direction of failure mass movement with radar monitoring data.  There will also be a preview of the 2022 Slope Stability Symposium that will be held here in Tucson.

Speaker: Brad Ross, PE, PhD, Professor of Practice for Mining and Geological Engineering, Co-Director, Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at University of Arizona

About The Speaker: Dr. Brad Ross is the Director of the Geotechnical Center of Excellence at the University of Arizona.  This center is dedicated to multi-disciplinary research and academics related to the geotechnical issues in the mining industry.  He is also a Professor of Practice in the Mining and Geological Engineering Department. Brad is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry.  For his last industry position, he was brought into Bingham Canyon Mine to help the mine prepare for and recover from the gigantic Manefay slope failure.    He has written a book about this experience called “Rise to the Occasion – Lessons From the Bingham Canyon Manefay Slide”.

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