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Erik Westman


Research interests

  • Resource/reserve estimation
  • Rock mechanics
  • Mining-induced seismicity and seismic tomography
  • Data analytics for mine and quarry optimization


  • MINE 1024: Leadership and Service in the Mineral Industry
  • MINE 2564: Resource Exploration and Design
  • MINE 5104: Modeling and Monitoring the Behavior of Mining Systems
  • MINE 5984: Data Analytics for Quarry Optimization


  • 1999: Ph.D., mining and minerals engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 1994: M.S., civil engineering, University of Colorado
  • 1986: B.S., geophysical engineering, Colorado School of Mines