The Committees

Membership Committee (2018-2019):

  • Secretary General: Prof. Vladislav Kecojevic, West Virginia University, USA
  • Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer: Dr. Ludger Rattmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany
  • President: Prof. Jurgen Kretschmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany
  • President-Elect: Prof. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
  • Immediate Past President: Prof. Zhongxue Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Director of IT and Membership: Prof. Zach Agioutantis, University of Kentucky, USA

Strategic Planning Committee (2016-2017):

Council Officers:

  • Secretary General: Prof. Bruce Hebblewhite, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer: Dr. Ludger Rattmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany
  • President: Assoc. Prof. Marilena Cardu, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • President-Elect: Prof. Zhongxue Li, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China
  • Immediate Past President: Prof. Vladislav Kecojevic, West Virginia University, USA

Council Members:

  • Member for Oceania: Prof. Peter Dowd, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Member for South America: Assoc. Prof. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
  • Member for Africa: Prof. Ronny Webber-Youngman, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Member for Asia: Prof. Pinyo Meechumna, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Member for North America: Prof. Vladislav Kecojevic, West Virginia University, USA
  • Member(s) for Europe: Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, TU Bochum, Germany; Prof. Helmut Mischo, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

SOMP Members:

  • Dr. Elisabeth Clausen, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany

Education Committee (2018-2019):

  • Assoc. Prof. Rudrajit Mitra, Wits, South Africa, Coordinator
  • Prof. Oliver Langefeld, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany
  • Prof. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
  • Prof. Piotr Czaja, AGH Krakow, Poland
  • Prof. Biljana Kovacevic-Zelic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Assoc. Prof. Michael Hitch, UNSW, Australia
  • Dr. Patrick Foster, Camborne School of Mines, UK
  • Prof. Jürgen Brune, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Prof. Ronny Webber-Youngman, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dr Nicole Smith, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Prof. Michael Nelson, University of Utah, USA
  • Prof. Ismet Canbulat, UNSW, Australia
  • Ms Angela Binder, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany

Research and Development and Industry Committee (2018-2019):

  • Prof. Serkan Saydam, UNSW, Australia, Coordinator
  • Prof. Monika Hardygora, Wroclaw University of Technology and President KGHM CUPRUM, Poland
  • Dr. Marion Wilde, The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Assoc. Prof. Marilena Cardu, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Assist. Prof. Jhon Silva-Castro, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Prof. Jacopo Seccatore, University of Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
  • Prof. Yixin Zhao from China University of Mining & Technology Beijing, China
  • Assist. Prof Veiko Karu from Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
  • Prof. Nikolaus August Sifferlinger from Montan University of Leoben, Austria
  • Assoc. Prof. Kwame Awuah-Offei, Missouri Science and Technology, USA

Members Development Committee (2018-2019):

  • Assist. Prof. Emily Sarver, Virginia Tech, USA, Co-Coordinator
  • Dr. Elisabeth Clausen, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany, Co-Coordinator
  • Prof. Deborah Shields, Colorado State University, USA and Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Dr. Simit Raval, UNSW, Australia
  • Assoc. Prof. Andrea Brickey, South Dakota School of Mines, USA

Capacity Building Committee (2018-2019):

  • Dr. Harmony Musiyarira, Technical University of Namibia, Namibia, Coordinator
  • Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany
  • Prof. Pinyo Meechumna, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Assoc, Prof. David Laurence, University of New South Wales, Australia, 
  • Prof. Helmut Mischo, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Prof. Domingo Javier Carvajal Gomez, University of Huelva, Spain
  • Prof. Zhongxue Li, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
  • Dr. Nga Nguyen, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam
  • Dr. Jorge Soto, National University of San Marcos, Peru
  • Dr George Barakos, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

IT  Committee (2018-2019):

  • Director of IT and Membership: Prof. Zach Agioutantis, University of Kentucky, USA, Coordinator
  • Prof. Domingo Javier Carvajal Gomez, University of Huelva, Spain
  • Assoc. Prof. Steve Schafrik, University of Kentucky, USA

Honorifics Committee (2018-2019):

  • Prof. Bruce Hebblewhite, University of New South Wales, Australia, Coordinator
  • Prof. Vlad Kecojevic, West Virginia University, USA
  • Prof. Christoph Dauber, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany

Guenter Fettweis Award Committee (2018-2019):

  • Prof. Michael Karmis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA, Coordinator
  • President: Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany
  • President-Elect: Prof. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Ludwig Wilke Award Committee (2018-2019):

  • Prof. Bruce Hebblewhite, University of New South Wales, Australia, Coordinator
  • Prof. Oliver Langefeld, Technische Universitaet Clausthal, Germany
  • President: Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Germany
  • Immediate Past President: Prof. Zhongxue Li, University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China

Tim Shaw Award Committee (2018-2019):

The Tim Shaw Award is administered by the Education Committee, currently chaired by Assoc. Prof. Rudrajit Mitra, Wits, South Africa.