Professor Jair Carlos Koppe, Mining Engineer and Geologist, MSc. and Dr. in Sc., is engaged in the Post-Graduation Program of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He has worked in research, teaching and consulting since 1980. His work experience includes the position of mining engineer and geologist in mineral exploration of gold, and mining of gold and dimension stones. His research interests include rock mechanics, unit operations of mining, mine planning, mineral exploration and mine reclamation and waste management. Professor Koppe leads the blasting engineering and the rock mechanics emphasis areas in the Mining Engineering Department at UFRGS. He his been publishing regularly technical papers in international journals and international conferences. He has authored and co-authored over 250 publications.
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