Keynote SpeakerS


Abbas Taheri | Queen's University, Canada

Abbas Taheri is a Tenured Associate Professor at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, where he holds the Chair in Mine Design.
Abbas has over 20 years of industry, research, and teaching experience in geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, and mining engineering. In 1999 he earned a BASc in Mining Engineering and in 2002 an MASc in Rock Mechanics from Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran. He worked for over four years in the industry in civil and mining engineering projects before moving to Japan in 2005 to a PhD in geotechnical engineering at Yokohama National University. His PhD thesis has been internationally acknowledged as outstanding research work and has been awarded a runner-up certificate (Proxime Accessit) of "ISRM Rocha Medal 2010" from the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM). In 2008 he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and joined Tokyo University of Science. In 2011 he was appointed as a lecturer and then a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Australia, until 2021, when he moved to Queen’s University, Canada, as an Associate Professor.
Abbas is the president of the Commission on Deep Mining of the ISRM. Dr Taheri is/was a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including “Soils and Foundations”, “Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment”, “International Journal of Mining Science and Technology,” “Minerals” etc. Abbas is/was the chair, organizer, and member of the organization committee of many international symposiums and workshops. He has produced more than 160 refereed publications. Dr Taheri has developed and toughed several courses in geotechnical engineering and mining operation.




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