Raj R. Kallu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Raj R. Kallu

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, WV, 2009
  • M.S Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - BHU, India, 2002
  • B.S Mining Engineering, University College of Engineering, Kakatiya University, India, 2000

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering Department, Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT, 2009-2010
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mining Engineering Department, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2005-2009
  • Senior Research Fellow/Scientist, Central Mining Research Institute (CSIR), Dhanbad, India, 2002-2005

Research Interests

  • Geo-mechanics: Design and analysis of underground and surface excavations, Instrumentation, Numerical modeling studies of complex rock mass, empirical methods in design , etc.
  • Mine ventilation, Rock fragmentation.


  • MINE 448/648 - Rock Mechanics
  • MINE 701V - Advanced Mining Rock Mechanics
  • MINE 445 - Rock Excavation
  • MINE 361 - Operation Research
  • MINE 344 - Mine Environmental Control
  • MINE 210 - Mining Methods