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Jerry Tien

Jerry Tien

(Resources Engineering)
+61 3 990 20119
Room 145, 60, Clayton Campus

Dr. Jerry C. Tien holds the position of Professor and Chairman of Division of Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He has over 39 years of mining and academic experience, including 13.5 years industrial experience (two years in copper mining and 11.5 years in coal mining).
His main research interests/specialty areas including: mine ventilation; diesel particulate matter (DPM) emission, dissipation and control; mine fires, coal mining, short- and long-range mine planning, and mine feasibility study.
He was the former Director of the Western U.S. Mining Safety and Health Training and Translation Center, a three-university consortium funded by U.S. NIOSH with an annual budget of $750,000; he is also the PI for a second NIOSH-funded five-year research project studying mine fire and fire control, with an annual budget of around $250,000.
He served on the U.S. federal Technical Study Panel established by MINER Act of 2006 on the use of belt air and belt material flammability in underground coal mines, a one-year term completed in 2007; he was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.
Dr. Tien wrote two technical books and edited one symposium proceeding (mine ventilation), authored and co-authored over 135 journal and conference publications and internal reports.

Teaching Commitments:

  • MNE3030

Professional Association:

Member of Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers (SME), AusIMM and a registered Professional Engineer (Kentucky, USA).

Research Interests:

  • Mine ventilation
  • diesel particulate matter (DPM) emission, dissipation and control
  • mine fires and emergency planning
  • coal mining
  • short- and long-range mine planning
  • mine feasibility study