Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering

Mario G. Karfakis

Associate Professor

B.S. Universite Scientifique et Medical de Grenoble, Institut Dolomieu, France, 1975
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983

Contact

108 Holden Hall
Phone: (540) 231-5085
Email: mario@vt.edu

Expertise

  • Geomechanics
  • Mining Extraction Technology
  • Environmental Management

Current and Past Research

  • Rock Fracture Mechanics
  • Characterization of Geomaterials
  • Mechanical Fragmentation of Rocks
  • Ground Stabilization by Chemical Grouting
  • Environmental Impact of Excavation and Construction in Rocks

Courses

  • MinE 3504 Rock Mechanics and Ground Control
  • MinE 3514 Rock Mechanics Laboratory
  • MinE 3524 Excavation Engineering
  • MinE 3564 Underground Mine Design
  • MinE 3574 Surface Mine and Quarry Design
  • MinE 4184 Ground Control
  • MinE 5016 Advanced Mining Engineering
  • MinE 5035 Advanced Ground Control
  • MinE 6015 Advanced Rock Mechanics
  • CE 4514 Methods in Geotechnic Engineering
  • ESM 1004 Statics

Selected Publications