Charles Kocsis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Kocsis, Charles

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2009.
  • M.S. Mineral Resources Engineering, Laurentian University of Sudbury, Department of Mining Engineering, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1998
  • B.S. Department of Mining Engineering, University of Petrosani, Romania, 1987.

Biography

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Reno, Nevada, USA, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department, July 2012 - Present.
  • Senior Research Engineer, CANMET, Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, Sudbury, Ontario, September 1999 - July 2012.
  • Mining Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd,.Sudbury, Ontario, June 1998 - September 1999.
  • Mining Engineer, H.A. Simons Ltd.-McCreedy East Mining Group, Levack, Ontario, April 1997 - May 1998 - During the Master's Program
  • Project Leader Mining, Research and Design Inc., Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 1988 - August 1995.

Qualifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario (P.Eng.), Canada, with over 24 years experience in the Mining industry.
  • Involved in mining engineering projects and research studies in areas such as surface and underground excavation, mine planning, mine design, mine ventilation projects and research (surveys, planning, design, optimization), ventilation-on-demand (VOD), heat studies (exposure, analysis), climatic modelling, diesel particulate matter (sampling, exposure), health and safety, underground emergency preparedness and response (fire simulations).
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario (P.Eng.), Canada, with over 24 years experience in the Mining industry.
  • Involved in mining engineering projects and research studies in areas such as surface and underground excavation, mine planning, mine design, mine ventilation projects and research (surveys, planning, design, optimization), ventilation-on-demand (VOD), heat studies (exposure, analysis), climatic modelling, diesel particulate matter (sampling, exposure), health and safety, underground emergency preparedness and response (fire simulations).

Class Materials

  • MINE 210 (Undergraduate): Surface and Underground Mining Methods
  • MINE 695 (Graduate): Special Problems in Surface and Underground Mining
  • MINE 344 (Undergraduate): Mine Ventilation and Mine Environmental Control
  • MINE 702 (Graduate): Advanced Ventilation System Design

Publications

  • Kocsis C., 2009, New Ventilation Design Criteria for Underground Metal Mines Based Upon the Life-Cycle Airflow Demand Schedule, Ph.D. Thesis, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Department of Mining Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Kocsis C., Hardcastle S. and Keen B., 2008, A Heat Study And The Modelling Of Future Climatic Conditions At Vale Inco's Coleman/McCreedy East Mine, Proceedings of the 12th U.S./N. American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 2008, Reno, U.S.A., 203-210, Ed. K. Wallace, ISBN 978-0-615-20009-5.
  • Hardcastle S., Kocsis C., Li G. and Hortin K., 2008, Analysing Ventilation Requirements And The Utilization Efficiency Of The Kidd Creek Mine Ventilation System, Proceedings of the 12th U.S./N. American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 2008, Reno, U.S.A., 27-36, Ed. K. Wallace, ISBN 978-0-615-20009-5.
  • Kocsis C., Hardcastle S.G. and Eastick D., 2007, Environmental and ventilation benefits for underground mining operations using fuel cell-powered production equipment, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Fuel Cells Applied to Mining, April 2007, Montreal, Ed. M.C. Betournay, on CD pp25-42 & CIM Special Volume No. 7, November - Volume 2, - Hatch Global - Best Paper Award 2007.
  • Kocsis C., and Hardcastle S.G., 2007, Strategic Mine Ventilation Control - A Source of Potential Energy Savings, Proceedings of the CIM - Mining Industry Conference and Exhibition, April 29 - May 2, 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Hardcastle S.G., Kocsis C., Bissiri Y. and Baiden G., 2007, Continued Development Of A Process Simulation Approach To Determine Airflow Requirements In The Optimal Design Of A Ventilation System, Challenges in Deep and High Stress Mining, Eds. Potvin, Hadjigeorgiou & Stacey, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Australia, ISBN 978-0-9804185-1-4, pp 537-544.
  • Hardcastle S.G. and Kocsis C., 2007, The Ventilation Challenge - A Canadian Perspective On Maintaining A Good Working Environment In Deep Mines, Challenges in Deep and High Stress Mining, Eds. Potvin, Hadjigeorgiou & Stacey, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, Australia, ISBN 978-0-9804185-1-4, pp 519-525.
  • Hardcastle S., Kocsis C. and O'Connor, D., 2006, Justifying Ventilation-On-Demand In A Canadian Mine And The Need For Process Based Simulations, Proc. 11th U.S./N. American Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 2006, Penn State, U.S.A., 15-27, Eds. M.J. Mutmansky and R. V. Ramani, ISBN 0-415-40148-8.
  • Hardcastle S., Kocsis C., Bissiri Y. and Baiden G., 2005, Optimizing Mine Ventilation Through The Use Of Life-Cycle Production Models, Proc. 8th International Mine Ventilation Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 373-361, AUSIMM, Carlton, Victoria, Ed. Gillies, ISBN 1-920806-32-6.
    Bétournay M., Laliberté P., Lacroix R., Kocsis C., Hardcastle S., Desrivières G., Mousset-Jones P., and Righettini G., 2005, Fuel Cell Versus Diesel Loader Operation: Cost-Benefit Analysis Study, CIM Bulletin, May 2005, Vol. 98, N° 1087.