Dear ISRM Members and Rock Mechanics Colleagues,
For the 32nd ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Prof. Antonio Samaniego. The title of the lecture is "Empirical Design Methods in Underground Mining". The lecture will broadcast on the 17th December at 10 A.M. GMT.
Dr. Samaniego is a civil and mining engineer with over 40 years of experience. He obtained a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Catholic University of Peru; a BSc in Mining Engineering from University College Cardiff; and an MSc and PhD in Rock Mechanics from the Royal School of Mines of Imperial College London.
In 1985, Dr. Samaniego co-founded SVS Ingenieros, which merged with SRK Consulting (Peru) SA in 2011. As Practice Leader, he assesses mining method design; rock support; slope stability; mine planning; tailings deposit design; and due diligence. Dr. Samaniego has worked on more than 150 civil engineering and mining projects in Latin America.
Dr. Samaniego was President of the Institute of Engineers of Peru (IIMP) in 2014- 2016 as well as Vice President for South America of ISRM in 2011-2015. He is member of the SME, CIM, IIMP and SPEG; Fellow Member of IOM3; and CEng. Dr. Samaniego is a principal lecturer at the Catholic University of Peru and a post-graduate thesis advisor. Dr Samaniego has authored technical publications and has been speaker at different Peruvian and international conferences.