Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering

Kray Luxbacher

Professor
Associate Department Head

B.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2002
M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008

Contact

100B Holden Hall
Phone: (540) 231-2244
Email: kraylux@vt.edu

Expertise

  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Health and Safety

Current and Past Research

  • Risk management for underground coal mines
  • Tracer gases for characterization of mine ventilation systems
  • Atmospheric monitoring in underground mines
  • Fire simulation and prevention in underground mines
  • Simulation of mine ventilation systems
  • Coalbed methane extraction systems
  • Stress redistribution in underground mines

Courses

  • MINE 2534 - Mine Surveying and Mapping
  • MINE 3584 - Ventilation Engineering
  • MINE 5134 - Advanced Ventilation Engineering
  • MINE 5205 - Coalbed Methane Reservoir Engineering
  • MINE 5984 - Special Study in Refuge Alternative Design