We apply modeling, simulation, and optimization to make mining more sustainable. Our work is collaborative and trans-disciplinary because we believe significant progress is only made at the intersection of disciplines. We focus on developing our researchers to reach their full potential while with us and beyond.

Current Research Thrusts

  • Sustainability assessment and reporting
  • Renewable energy integration in mining
  • Critical minerals
  • Applications of discrete choice theory and agent-based (multi-agent) modeling to mining stakeholder analysis
  • Worker health and safety
  • Discrete event simulation of mining systems

Research Highlights

Dr. Awuah-Offei serves as a panelist for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Earth Resources’ series on critical minerals.