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TBA Workshop | TBA 2022 | Brisbane, Australia


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Workshop Presenters – need to be updated

Mirjana Boskovic
Seismic Analysis Specialist
LKAB, Sweden

Mirjana is a mining engineer and has been employed at LKAB Kiruna for nearly 20 years. She has worked with seismic issues at Kiruna mine since before the mine was proclaimed as seismically active in 2008. She has planned and installed Kiruna’s mine-wide seismic network. As a member of the operative rock mechanics group and planning department, Mirjana works with mitigation of seismic risk, analyses seismic activity in the mine, and actively solves production problems related to seismicity. In 2019, Mirjana was appointed specialist – seismicity in rock mechanics.

Dr Nikolaos Petropoulos
Senior Researcher, LKAB
& Assistant Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Nikolaos started his career in mining in 2008. He holds a PhD in mining and rock engineering from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His specialisation is within the field of experimental blasting and gravity flow, including methods and instrumentation development for near- and far-field measurements for caving operations. He has been working extensively with fragmentation measurements and analyses in both open pit and underground operations. He is also working with detonation physics and vibrations.

Dr Gurmeet Shekhar
Senior Mining Engineer
LKAB, Sweden

Gurmeet started his career as a graduate mining engineer at TATA Steel, India, in 2013. He has worked in planning and operations for both surface and underground mines. He holds a PhD in mining and rock engineering from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He specialises in draw control strategies and has developed an online loading control system currently used for draw control at the Kiirunavaara mine. His primary responsibilities include long term planning, mine digitalisation and optimisation projects.

Dr Mikael Svartsjaern
Senior Engineer
Itasca, Sweden

Mikael holds a PhD in mining and rock engineering from Luleå University of Technology with focus on footwall stability in sublevel cave mining. He works with project management, numerical modelling and design support for both the mining and civil industry. He also has university teaching experience on both basic and advanced levels in rock mechanics.

Erik Swedberg
Rock Mechanics Engineer
LKAB, Sweden

Erik has 10 years’ experience working with rock mechanics primarily in mining but also civil industries in Sweden. Currently, Erik is working at LKAB’s Kiirunavaara iron ore underground operation with a main focus on ground control and mining-induced seismicity.