25th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings
29 April – 3 May 2023 | Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta, Canada
Professor Andy Fourie
Professor of Civil & Mining Engineering and Program Director – Future Tails
The University of Western Australia
Andy is a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, and program director – Future Tails, at The University of Western Australia in Perth. He has worked at the University of Queensland and the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile and the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research is in the field of mitigating the impact of mining and municipal solid waste disposal. Andy has been involved in many industry-focussed projects with current projects including An Evaluation of Tailings Storage Facilities Monitoring Technologies managed by AMIRA and funded by eight mining companies; Future Tails aimed at training, research and education to improve tailings management funded by BHP and Rio Tinto; and Evaluating Potential Static Liquefaction of Tailings to Prevent Failures, funded by six mining companies as well as the Australian Research Council.
Information on program and presenters to follow soon.
Adam earned his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) from Algonquin College in 2004. He started his career in the mining industry with ESG Solutions in 2005 as a Field Specialist, installing, troubleshooting and servicing microseismic monitoring systems for mining and oil & gas companies around the world. He later worked as a Microseismic Specialist for Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) in Sudbury, maintaining the microseismic systems they had installed in the mines. He took on a similar role at Mine Design Technologies in 2009 and later transitioned into product development and then management where he was the VP of Operations prior to his departure in 2019. Adam is now the Mining Director at GKM and responsible for sales and business development activities as it pertains to mining applications for GKM’s suite of products and services. This includes the technical analysis of tenders and request for proposals, promotion of company products and services, coordination of field logistics and provision of technical training to clients.