Manoj Mohanty

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Manoj Mohanty

Newmont Endowed Professor and Chair


Research Interests:

  • Rare earth & other strategic minerals recovery from mine tailings
  • Geopolymer concrete from fly ash and bottom ash
  • AMD remediation using industrial waste and phytoremediation techniques
  • Sustainable mining
  • Fine particle processing
  • Column flotation
  • Enhanced gravity concentration
  • Coal preparation plant optimization and development of plant simulators
  • Process automation & control
  • Dry coal beneficiation


  • 07/2017- till date: Department Chair and Newmont Endowed Professor, University of Nevada, Reno.
  • 5/2008-6/2017:  Professor, Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, IL
  • 7/2005-5/2008:   Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
  • 1/2000-6/2005:   Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
  • 7/1998-10/1999: Senior Engineer, Process Development, Richwood Industries, Huntington, WV
  • 12/1994-6/1998: Researcher/Asst. Scientist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • 11/1985-7/1991:  Under Manager/Safety Officer, Hirakhand Bundia Incline, MCL, Coal India Ltd., India  


  • Ph.D Engineering Science, SIU Carbondale, Illinois, 1997
  • M.S. Mining Engineering, SIU Carbondale, Illinois, 1993
  • B.S. Mining Engineering, NIT Rourkela India, 1985



  • Mohanty, M.K.; 2011. Advanced Froth Flotation Mechanisms and Systems; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG; Dudweilier Landstratße 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany; ISBN 978-3-8454-2468-2.
  • Khanna, N and Mohanty, M.K., 2012. Performance Optimization of a Screen Bowl Centrifuge: Dewatering of Fine Coal; LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG; Dudweilier Landstratße 99, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany; ISBN 978-8453-3783-5.

    Journal Articles - selected (total number of peer reviewed journal articles 43)

  • H. Akbari, L.A. Ackah, and M.K. Mohanty, 2017 or 2018, Development of a New Fine Particle Dry Separator", Minerals and Metallurgical Processing (in press).
  • H. Akbari, L.A. Ackah, and M.K. Mohanty, 2017 or 2018., Performance Optimization of a New Air Table and Flip-Flow Screen for Fine Particle Dry Separation, International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization (in press).
  • Liu J., Peiravi, M., and Mohanty M.K., 2017., Bioelectrochemical Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) from an Abandoned Coal Mine Under Aerobic Condition,
    Journal of Hazardous Materials (in press).
  • Xu Bing, Lunjian Chen; Baolin Xing; Zhengxin Li; Le Zhang; Guiyun Yi; Guangxu Huang; Manoj K Mohanty, 2017 Physicochemical Properties of Hebi Semi-coke from Underground Coal Gasification and Its Adsorption for Phenol, Process Safety and Environmental Protection (in press).
  • Peiravi, M., Ackah, L., Guru, R., Mohanty, M.K., Liu, J., Bing, X., Zhu, X and Chen, L., 2017. Chemical Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash, Minerals and Metallurgical Processing (in press).


  • Mohanty, M.K. Mahajan, A.M., Wang, H. and Zhang, B., 2015, Automated System for Coal Spiral, US Patent No: 9,126,205B2. September 8.


  • Chair, Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME)'s Research Council 2016-2018
  • Program Chair, SME' Coal & Energy Division, 2016-2017
  • Member, SME (Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc)'s Strategic Committee on Education and Professional Development 2013-2015
  • Editor-in-Chief; International Journal of Mining, Materials, and Metallurgical Engineering (IJMMME) since 2016.
  • Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Industrial Engineering since 2012; International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering since 2007; International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization (formerly, Coal Preparation) since 2002.
  • Outstanding Faculty of the College of Engineering, 2012, Southern Illinois University Carbondale Member, Board of Illinois Mining Institute; 2010-2013