Dr. Peter K. Kaiser
… is a graduate of the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He was Chair for Rock Engineering and Ground Control at Laurentian University and became Founding President of MIRARCO-Mining Innovation. He was seconded to lead the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and then the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction (RTC-UMC).
He is a specialist in applied research for underground construction and mining with primary interests in rock engineering, rock support in burstprone ground, mine design and the application of innovative technologies to increase mine safety and productivity. He brings extensive experience from both the industrial and academic sectors, having served as consultant to numerous consulting companies, mines, and public agencies. He has supported contractors, mining companies and public sector clients during Coroner’s inquests and litigations.
30 Years Later – A Journey of Discovery
He was invited to present the inaugural ‘Last Lecture’ at Laurentian University in recognition of his contributions to the world of mining & geotechnical engineering. His lecture highlighted his 30 year-long journey of discovery as Professor of Mining Engineering at the Bharti School of Engineering, Laurentian University.