The interests of the chemical, mechanical and mining engineering faculty at Laurentian are very extensive and you are encouraged to look at their individual pages, and contact them directly to learn more and discuss opportunities.
As a general guide, we have multi-disciplinary research activity under three broad headings:
Mining Engineering - research areas include geomechanics of deep mining, rock support and ground control systems, mine evaluation, mine planning and decision analysis, production simulation, flexible mining systems, fragmentation technology, drilling technology, rapid drift development, underground safety and ergonomics, ventilation and fire analysis.
Process Engineering - research areas include nanotechnology, mineral processing, biochemical engineering, sustainable development, energy recovery and greenhouse gas reduction, polymerization, process modeling and simulation, process optimization and control, waste material recovery and reuse, biofuels, bioremediation and bioleaching.
Robotics, Automation and Advanced Methods - research areas include telerobotic control of equipment, automation of production processes, advanced drilling and cutting technology, water jet technology, and equipment reliability assessment