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Dr. Piyush Rai
Professor
Department of Mining Engineering
prai.min@itbhu.ac.in
9452071076
Area of Interest: 
Mining Methods, Production and Productivity analysis of Mining Machines, Fragmentation and Blasting

NAME IN FULL    : PIYUSH RAI
DATE OF BIRTH   : February 6, 1966
NATIONALITY    :  Indian
CORRESPONDENCE
DETAILS 
         :
Professor of Mining Engineering, Dept. of Mining Engg., Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
&
Former Director,
International Center of Excellence in Mining Safety and Automation,
Ahmedabad
PHONE: +91-542- 670-2509(O), +91-9452071076 (CP),
+91-542-2575478 (R)  FAX: +91-542- 2368174
E-mail: prai.min@itbhu.ac.in,
       piyushrai_bhu@yahoo.co.in
                                 
 

Name of the Degree

Board / University

Subjects

Year

Grade/ %
of marks
Division / Class
Ph.D.
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Mining Engg.
2002*
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Master of Technology       (M. Tech)
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Mining Engg.
1992**
9.62/10
(86.3%)
First
Bachelor of Engg. (B.E.)
The University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur
Mining Engg.
1987***
66.9%
First
Intermediate (Class-XII) Exams.
C.B.S.E., New Delhi
Physics, Chem., Maths, Biology, English 
1983
70.4%
First
High School (Class-X) Exams.
C.B.S.E., New Delhi
English Hindi, Maths, Science, Soc. Studies
1981
67.6%
First

*Title of Ph.D.thesis : “Evaluation of Effects of Some Blast Design Parameters on Fragmentation in Opencast Mines”.                                                                    
**Secured First Rank & BHU Gold Medal in M.Tech. Exams,1992.

***Secured Second Rank & Merit Certificate in B.E. Exams.,1987

No
Country
Period of Visit
Purpose
 
 
From
To
 
1.
China
Oct. 23,
2017
Oct. 27,
2017
To deliver an invited speech in the 6th International Conference on Material Science and Engineering, Org. by Wuhan Advanced Materials Society, Beijing, China, Oct. 23-27, 2017.
2.
Sweden
Jan. 28, 2017
Feb. 2, 2017
As an Examiner of Ph.D. thesis submitted in Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden.
3.
Sweden
June 8, 2015
June 14, 2015
As “Faculty Examiner and Discussion Leader” for thesis entitled “ Rock Mass Characterization Using Drill Performance Monitoring, submitted for award of Licentiate in Lulea Technological University, Lulea, Sweden.
4.
U.S.A.
May 23, 2015
May 28, 2015
For attending, Chairing a technical session and delivering a “Keynote address” in the 37th. Annual Symp. on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral industry Org. by the Soc. of Mining Engineers (SME).  
5.
South Korea
Oct. 19, 2014
Oct. 25, 2014
(i) Invited to deliver a “Keynote address” in 7th. Hanwha Symp. on Explosives and Blasting Technology in Seoul, South Korea.
(ii) To “Deliver invited technical lectures” in Consortium universities (Chonbuk National university, Chosun University and Chonnam National University), South Korea.
(iii) To hold collaborative discussions and also to deliver an invited technical lecture in the Dept. of Energy & Mineral Resources, Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea.
6.
South Korea
 
Mar. 29 2013
Dec. 31, 2013
As “Visiting Professor” for teaching (both Undergraduate and Graduate Courses) and research , Dept. of Energy & Resources Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.
7.
Iran
Oct. 14, 2012
Oct. 19, 2012
For “Delivering invited guest lectures” in the Company headquarters of Jovein Cement, Tehran, Iran.
8.
South Korea
Dec., 9, 2011
Dec., 17, 2011
For “Delivering Invited / Special lectures” in various Universities/Research Institute of South Korea.
9.
Sweden
May 2011
July 2011
As “Visiting Professor”, within the framework of Center for Advanced Mining and Metallurgy (CAMM), Div. of Operations and Maintenance Engg., Lulea Technological University, Sweden, for research collaboration.
10.
South Korea
 
Sept. 2009
Dec. 2010
As “Visiting Professor” for teaching (both Undergraduate and Graduate Courses) and research, Dept. of Energy & Resources Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.
11.
United States of America
 
May 2007
 
Aug.
2007
 
As “Exchange Visitor/Adjunct Faculty”, Dept. of Mining & Geological Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, for collaborative research.
12.
Sweden
 
Jun 6, 2006
Jun. 17,
2006
Invited as a “Lead Speaker” and also to Chair one technical session in the 19th. Int. Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM-2006) at Lulea, Sweden.
13.
Philippines
May 30, 2005
Jun. 14,
2005
Invited to visit the opencast limestone mines of the Republic Aggregates Company Inc. (RACI) to improve the limestone fragmentation by blasting.
14.
Philippines
Aug. 8, 2005
Aug. 21, 2005
On the basis of success of the previous visit, re-invited as “Asian Mining Consultant” along with my research scholar to continue the improvements, which were sustained over a period of 3-months and documented by the research scholar for his doctoral work.
15.
United States of America
 
Apr. 14,
2005
Apr. 30,
2005
(i) Invited to present 2-research papers as a “Resource Presenter”, with full-registration, hotel and stay expenses waivers in the international “Drilling & Blasting 2005 Conference”, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
(ii) Visited the Dept. of Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Tech. University, Albuquerque, USA, to deliver a guest lecture to the faculty and students of the Dept.
(iii) Visited the Dept. of Mining Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
At the graduate level : About Twenty Six  (26) years at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

    At the Masters level : About Twenty Five  (26) years  at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Total Professional Experience (Teaching & Research and Industrial)​

About 29-years
SUBJECTS TAUGHT (Undergraduate / Masters Level):
Mining methods (both underground and surface), Mine planning, Rock fragmentation engineering, Drilling & blasting of rocks, Planning for mechanization, Applied rock mechanics.
Name of Organization
Institute and Department
Designation with  duration
From & To
IIT, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi IIT (BHU), Department of Mining Engineering Professor of Mining Engineering(contd.)
Basic pay of Rs. 1,84,500/- P.M. as per 7th.CPC
4-6-2017 to contd.
International Center of Excellence in Mining Safety and Automation (iCEM), Ahmedabad
International Center of Excellence in Mining Safety and Automation (iCEM), Ahmedabad
Director
(On Deputation from IIT-BHU)
4-5-2016 to 4-6-2017
IIT, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
IIT (BHU), Department of Mining Engineering
Professor of Mining Engineering(contd.)
Basic pay of Rs. 1,84,500/- P.M. as per 7th.CPC
15-5-2010 to 4-5-2016
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Institute of Technology, Department of Mining Engineering
Associate Professor in Mining Engineering
(3-years)
15-5-2007 to 14-5 2010
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
-Do-
Reader in Mining Engineering (Coal Mining)(3-years)
15-5-2004 to 14-5-2007
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
-Do-
Senior Lecturer      in Mining Engineering
(5-years and 3 months)
5-2-1999 to  14-5-2004
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
-Do-
Lecturer in Mining Engineering(6-years)
5-2-1993 to   4-2-1999
Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., (B.E.M.L.)R&D Division, Kolar Gold Field Complex, K.G.F. B.E.M.L Development Engineer(R &D)(9-months) 30-4-1992 to 29-1-1993
The Tata Iron & steel Co. Ltd., Jamadoba group of collieries, Dist. Dhanbad Tata Steel and Iron Asst. Mining Engineer.(2-years) 1-7-1988 to 29-6-1990

 

 
International Journals
  1. Azam, Shah Fateh and Rai, Piyush Modelling of Dragline Bucket for Determination of Stress, Int. Jour. Modelling, Measurement and Control C, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp; 392-402(Scopus)
  2. Sharma, Suresh Kumar and Rai, Piyush, Establishment of Blasting Design Parameters Influencing Mean fragment Size Using State-of-Art Statistical Tools and Techniques, Measurement 96(2017), 34-51, DOI 10.1016/j.measurement.2016.10.047. (Impact Factor: 2.218/SCI)
  3. Mousa Mohammadi, Rai Piyush and Gupta Suprakash, Performance Evaluation of Bucket Based Excavating, Loading and Transport (BELT) Equipment – an OEE Approach, Archives of Min. Sci., Vol.62, No. 1, 2017, pp: 105-120. ( Impact Factor 2017: 0.629 (SCI-E)
  4. Rai, Piyush, Hakan Schunesson, Per-Arne Lindqvist, and Kumar, Uday, 2016. Measurement-While-Drilling Technique and its Scope in Design and Prediction of Rock Blasting, Int. Journal of Mining Science and Technology (Elsevier), June, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2016.05.25 (Impact Factor: 1.551)
  5. Mohammadi, Mousa, Rai, Piyush and Gupta, Suprakash, 2016 Improving Productivity of Dragline Through Enhancement of Reliability, Inherent Availability and Maintainability, Int. Jl. Acta Montanistica Slovaca, Vol 21, No. 1, 2016, pp:1-8  (SCI-E)
  6. Mohammadi, Mousa, Rai, Piyush, Singh, U.K. and Singh, S.K., 2016. Investigation of Cycle Time Sements of Dragline Operation in a Surface Coal Mine, Int. Geotech. & Geol. Engg. Journal (Springer), DOI 10.1007/s10706-016-9987-8. (Scopus)
  7. Mohammadi, Mousa and Rai, P., 2015. Improving Performance of Mining Equipment Through Enhancement of Speed Factor – A Case Study, International Jl. of Engineering [IJE], Trans. “C”, V. 28, No. 9, (DOI: 10.5829/idosi.ije.2015.28.09c.00).
  8. Mohammadi, Mousa, Rai, Piyush and Oraee, S. Kazem, 2015. A critical investigation of digging time segment of draglines in a large surface mine, Int. Geotech. & Geol. Engg. Journal (Springer), V. 33, Issue 4 (2015), pp: 763-771(DOI: 10.1007/s10706-015-9857-9). (Scopus)
  9. Mohammadi, Mousa, Rai, Piyush and Gupta, Suprakash, 2015. “Performance Measurement of Mining Equipment”, Int. Jl. of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, 5 (7), 2015.
  10. Sharma, Suresh Kumar and Rai, Piyush, 2015, “Evaluation of Use of Crushed Aggregate as Stemming Material in Bench Blasting – A Case Study”, Int. Geotech. & Geol. Engg. Journal (Springer), (DOI:10.1007/s10706-015-9911-7). (Scopus)
  11. Rai, Piyush and Yang, Hyung-Sik, 2014 Assessment of Firing Patterns on Moderately Strong and Weak Cover Rocks in a Surface Mine, Int. Jl. Powder Technology (Elsevier), 263, 2014, pp: 66-73. (Impact Factor: 3.230)
  12. Yang, Hyung-Sik, Jung-Gyu, Kim, Young-Hoon, Ko and Rai, Piyush, 2013, Effect of tamping materials on the external charge blasting of structural members, Explosives and blasting Journal of Korean Society of Explosives & Blasting, V.31, No. 1, 2013,  pp: 49-54.
  13. B.S. Chaudhary and Rai, P., 2013Stemming Plug and its Effect on Fragmentation and Muck Pile Shape Parameters”, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering (IJMME), V.4, No. 4, pp:296-311. (Scopus)
  14. Rai, P., Yang, H.S. and Chaudhary, B.S., 2012. “Formation of slot cut for creating free face in solid limestone bench: a case study”, Powder Technology Journal (Elsevier), Volume 228, September 2012, Pages 327-333. (Impact Factor: 3.230)
  15. Rai, P, Yadav, U.K. and Kumar, A., 2011. Productivity analysis of draglines operating in horizontal and vertical tandem mode of operation in a coal mine – A case study, Int. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Journal (Springer), V. 29, No. 4 Jul. 2011, pp: 493-504. (Scopus)
  16. Yang, H.S. and Rai, P., 2011. Characterization of fragment size vis-à-vis delay timing in quarry blasts, Powder Technology Journal (Elsevier), 211, 2011, pp: 120-126. (Impact Factor: 3.230) (SCI)
  17. Rai, P., 2011. “Productivity diagnostic study of draglines operating in horizontal tandem”, International Journal on Condition Monitoring & Diagnostic Engineering Mangement (COMADEM), Special feature issue on failure diagnosis and prognosis of Mining Machinery systems, Jan. 2011.
  18. Rai, P. and Yang, H.S., 2010. “Blast design for improvement of limestone fragmentation”, Explosives and blasting Journal of Korean Society of Explosives & Blasting, V.28, No. 1, 2010, pp: 19-26.
  19. Rai, P and Yang, H.S. 2010. “Investigation of some blast design and evaluation parameters for fragmentation in limestone quarries”, Tunnel & Underground Space, Journal of Korean Society of Rock Mechanics (KSRM), V. 20, No. 3, 2010, pp:183-193.
  20. Rai, P. and Yang, H.S., 2010. “Fragmentation performance of 2 different blast patterns”, Journal of Korean Society for Rock Mechanics, V. 20, No. 5, 2010, pp :325-337.
  21. Rai, P. and Yang, H.S., 2010.  “Blast Design for Controlled Augmentation of Muck pile Throw and Drop, Journal of Korean Society for Rock Mechanics, V. 20, No. 5, 2010, pp: 360-368.
  22. Rai, P. Chatterjee, S. & Bandopadhyay, S., 2009.Neural Network Based Selection of Design Parameters Governing the Shape and Powder Factor of the Blasted Muck piles – a Case Study”, Mining Technology Journal (TIMM-A), V. 118, No. 2, Jun. 2009, pp:67-78. (Taylor and Francis).(SCI-E)
  23. Rai, P. and Singh, B, 2009. ‘Tailoring of blast design parameters for desired fragmentation – a case study, Blasting & Fragmentation Journal (Formerly Fragblast Journal), ISEE Pub., U.S.A., V.3, No.1, April 2009,  pp: 73-88.
  24. Rai, P., 2008.  “Investigation of various firing patterns on different sand stone benches of a surface coal mine – a case study”, Blasting & Fragmentation Journal (Formerly Fragblast Journal), ISEE Pub., U.S.A., V.2, No.2, Jun. 2008, pp: 127-145.
  25. Rai, P., Ranjan, A.K. and Choudhary, B.S., 2008.  “Achieving effective fragmentation”, Quarry Management Journal, U.K., Feb. 2008, pp: 17-19. (Scopus)
  26. Chatterjee, S., Bandopadyay, S., and Rai, P., 2008. “Genetic-algorithm-based neural network learning parameters selection for ore grade evaluation of limestone deposit”,Mining Technology Journal (TIMM-A), V. 117, No. 4, Dec. 2008, pp:178-190. (Taylor and Francis).
  27. Rai, P., Alam, S. and Ratan, S., 2007. “Application of system analysis approach for critical appraisal of face production system in an underground coal mine- a case study”. Coal International (formerly Colliery Guardian), U.K., V 255, No. 2, Mar./Apr., 2007, pp: 18-22. (Scopus)
  28. Rai, P., Imperial, F.L. and Choudhary, B.S., 2006.  “A pattern for improvement”, Quarry Management Journal, U.K., Special issue on “Drilling & Blasting”, Sept. 2006,pp: 23 -30. (Scopus)
  29. Rai, P., and Imperial, F.L, 2005.  “Mesh area vis-à-vis blast performance in a limestone quarry – a case study”. Fragblast, The Int. Journal for Blasting and Fragmentation, U.K., Vol. 9, No.4, Dec. 2005, pp:  219-232.
  30. Rai,P., Ranjan, A.K. and Singh, B, 2005. “Optimizing fragmentation - Investigation of Stiffness Ratio on Fragmentation in Moderately Hard Sandstone Strata ”,Quarry Management Journal, U.K. Feb. 2005, pp:33-37. (Scopus)
  31. Rai, P. and Baghel, S.S.., 2004 “Investigation of firing patterns on fragmentation in an Indian opencast limestone mine”. Quarry Management Journal, U.K., Feb., 2004, pp: 33 - 37. (Scopus)
  32. Rai, P., 2004.  “Change that Blast- A case study on blast design modifications to improve excavator operation on high sandstone benches ”, World Mining Equipment, U.S.A., V.27, No.9, Nov., 2003, pp: 43-46.
  33. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 2003.  “Firing patterns vis-à-vis fragmentation on sandstone bench of a surface coal mine”, Coal International (formerly Colliery Guardian), U.K., V.251, No.5, Sept.- Oct., 2003, pp: 207-212. (Scopus)
  34. Rai, P., 2001. “Use that dragline - Considerations for design and planning of dragline pits”, World Mining Equipment, U.S.A., V.25, No.9, Nov., 2001, pp: 51-54.
  35. Rai, P. Kishore N and Nath R., 2001 “Increasing dragline output”, World Mining Equipment, U.S.A. V.25, No.3, Apr, 2001, pp:  48 -52.
  36. Rai, P., 2001. “Optimizing shovel - truck combination”, Coal International (formerly Colliery Guardian), U.K., V. 248, No.6, Nov. - Dec., 2000, pp:  230-231. (Scopus)
  37. Rai, P., Ratnesh Trivedi and Nath R., 2000. “Simulation of computerized truck despatch system in a large opencast mine”, Coal International (formerly Colliery Guardian), U.K., V.248, No.3, May-Jun, 2000, pp: 97-100. (Scopus)
  38. Rai, P., Kishore, N. And Nath R., 1999. “Influence of cut width on performance of draglines – A case study”. Coal International (formerly Colliery Guardian), U.K., V.247, No.6, Nov.-Dec., 1999, pp: 216-220. (Scopus)
  39. Sharma, Suresh Kumar and Rai, Piyush, Models For Prediction of Mean Fragment Size in Surface Mines – A PCA Based Approach, Acta Montanistica Slovaca  (SCI-E)– Communicated.
 
(ii) National Journals
  1. Azam, Shah Fateh and Rai, Piyush Finite Element Based Modelling and Analysis of Dragline Bucket in Static and Dynamic Loading Condition, Current Science (In-Press). (Impact Factor: 0.883)
 
  1. Rai, Piyush, 2016. A Case Study on Improvement of Powder Factor and Fragmentation in Quarry Blasting, Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, Vol. 64, No. 7, July, pp: 296-302. (Scopus)
  2.  Alam, Soyeb and Rai , Piyush , 2016. An Innovative Technique For Improved Production From Depillaring Panel in an Underground Coal Mine, Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, Vol. 64, Nos. 1&2, Jan.-Feb., pp: 3-13. (Scopus)
  3. Rai, Piyush, 2015. Large-Scale, Multi-Row Blasting Design in Surface Mines, Minetech Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, Jul.-Sept, 2015, pp: 40-53.
  4. Sharma, Suresh Kumar and Rai, Piyush, 2015. “Assessment of Blasting Performance Using Electronic Vis-à-vis Shock Tube Detonators in Strong Garnet Biotite Sillimanite Gneiss Formations, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India): Series D, (Springer) (DOI: 10.1007/s40033-015-0078-4). (Scopus)
  5. Rai, Piyush, 2015. “ A Case Study on Blasting For Controlled Casting of High Over-Burden Bench”, Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, V.63, No. 7, pp: 162-166. (Scopus)
  6. Rai, Piyush., Schunnesson, Håkan., Lindqvist, Per-Arne. and Kumar, Uday, 2015.  “An Overview of Measurement-While Drilling and its Scope in Excavation Industry”, The Journal of Inst. of Engineers (India):Series-D, (Springer) DOI 10.1007/s40033-014-0054-4. (Scopus)
  7. Rai, Piyush. & Choudhary, B.S., 2008. “A firing pattern for generating free face in a limestone Quarry – A case study”,The Journal of Inst. of Engineers (India), Mining Engineering issue,, V.88, Feb., 2008, pp: 3-8. (Scopus)
  8. Choudhary, B.S. and Rai, P., 2008. “Electronic Delay Detonator as a Digital Energy Control System- A Recent Blasting Technique, CMTM Journal of Indian Instt. of Coal Mgmt (IICM), V.13, No. 2, Feb issue, pp: 9-12.
  9. Rai, P., 2007.   “A critical case study on draglines operating in vertical tandem in a coal mine”, The Journal of Inst. of Engrs. (India), Mining Engineering issue, V. 88, Feb., 2007, pp: 3-9. (Scopus)
  10. Rai, P., 2007.  “Modifications in the firing pattern, stemming column and bench stiffness for improved fragmentation in limestone quarry of the Philippines – a case study”. The Journal of Inst. of Engrs. (India), Mining Engineering issue, V.88, Aug., 2007, pp:  34-40. (Scopus)
  11. Rai, P., Singh, A.K. and Alam, S., 2007. “A case study on capacity assessment of some crucial production sub-systems in a deep coal mine”, Minetech Journal CMPDI, V.28, No.1, Jan.-Mar., 2007, pp: 11-18.
  12. Rai, P. and Choudhary, B.S., 2006. “Overview of coal bed methane exploitation methods”, CMTM Journal of Indian Inst. of Coal Management (IICM), V.11, No.4, Apr., 2006, pp:  8-12.
  13. Rai, P. and Singh, A.K, 2005. “System analysis approach for production planning in underground coal mines”, Minetech Journal, V.26, No.2, Mar.-Apr., 2005 pp: 23-27.
  14. Rai, P., Singh, B. and Nath, R, 2005. “Lateral Spreading and Vertical Lowering of the Blasted Muckpiles on High sandstone Benches”, The Indian Min. & Engg. Journal, V.44, No. 9, Sept., 2005, pp: 27-31.
  15. Rai,P., 2004.  “Performance assessment of draglines in opencast mines”, Indian Journal of Engg. & Mat. Sci., CSIR Pub., V11, Dec. 2004, pp: 493-498. ( Impact Factor: 0.543)
  16. Kumar Ashok, Agrawal, R.K and Rai, P., 2004.  “Surface mine closure planning”, The Indian Min. & Engg. Journal, V.43, No. 8-9, Aug.-Sept., 2004, pp: 16-19.
  17. Rai, P. and Nath, R, 2004. “Interrow delay requirement for strong sandstone strata on high dragline benches- a case study”, The Journal of Inst. of Engrs. (India), Mining Engineering issue, V.85, Aug., 2004, pp: 20-24. (Scopus)
  18. Ramakrishna Konari, K.Naveen Babu, K.Suresh Kumar and Rai, P., 2004. “Important techno-economic considerations for overburden casting”, The Indian Min. & Engg., Journal,V.43, No.1, Jan., 2004, pp:-24-30.
  19. Rai, P., 2003. “Interrow delay interval requirement vis-à-vis fragmentation on high dragline benches”, Minetech Jour, V. 24, No. 5, Sept.-Oct., 2003, pp: 32-37.
  20. Naganna, M. and Rai, P., 2003. “Swing time study on large capacity draglines”, CMTM Journal of Indian Instt. of Coal Management (IICM), V.8, No.3, Jul. 2003, pp: 2-12.
  21. Rai, P., Trivedi,R. and Nath,R., 2002. “Computer simulation of shovel truck system in an opencast coal mine-a case study”, Minetech Journal,V.23,  No.5,Sept.-Oct. 2002,  pp: 153-157. 
  1. Rai, P., 2001.  “Some aspects of material transportation by rear dump trucks in opencast mines”, Minetech Journal, V.22, No.3, May-Jun. 2001, pp: 3-10.
  2. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 2001.  “Determination of workload distribution for   draglines through balancing diagram”, Journal of Min., Met. & Fuels, Jul. 2001, pp: 250-258. (Scopus)
  3. Rai, P., Trivedi, R. and Nath, R., 2000. “Cycle time and idle time analysis of draglines for increased productivity – a case study”, Indian Journal of Engg. & Mat.Sci., CSIR Pub., V.7, No.6, Apr. 2000, pp:77-81. (Impact Factor: 0.543)
  4. Rai, P., Kishore,N. and Nath, R., 2000. “Influence of overburden thickness and width of key cut on the performance of draglines in horizontal tandem”, The Journal of Inst. of Engrs. (India), Mining Engg. Issue, V.81, Aug. 2000, pp: 10-13. (Scopus)
  5. Rai, P., 2000.  “A critical analysis of draglines operating in horizontal tandem in opencast coal mines –a case study”, The Indian Min. & Engg. Journal, Annual number, V.39, No.12, Dec. 2000, pp: 25-28 & p 36.
  6. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 1999. “Roof bolting machines for high-speed drivages”, Ind. Journal of Engg. & Mat. Sci., CSIR Pub., V.6, No.5, Oct. 1999, pp: 263- 268. (Impact Factor: 0.543)
  7. Trivedi,R., Rai,P. and Nath, R, 1999. “Shovel truck optimization study in an opencast mine – a queueing approach”, Indian Journal of Engg.  & Mat. Sci., CSIR Pub., V6, No.3, Jun. 1999, pp:53-157. (Impact Factor: 0.543)
  8. Rai, P., 1999. “Reliability centered prediction of maintenance intervals for mining machines – a case study”, Minetech Journal, V.20, No.1, Jan.-Feb., 1999, pp: 3-9.
  9. Kundu, M., Rai,P. and Nath, R., 1999. “Downtime analysis of longwall face equipment – a case study”, The Indian Min. & Engg. Journal, V .38, No.11, Oct.-Nov., 1999, pp: 37-40.
  10. Rai, P. and Nath, R, 1998. “Recent design developments in rope shovels and walking draglines”, The Indian Min. & Engg. Journal, V.37, No.2, Feb., 1998, pp:11-14.
  11. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 1997. “A critical techno-operational and economic comparison between rope and hydraulic shovels”, The Indian Min. & Engg. Journal, V.26, No.1/2, Jan.-Feb., 1997, pp: 50-53.
  12. Rai, G. C. and Rai,P., 1993.Attitude of labourers towards management as affected by their age, sex and organization”, Indian Journal of Behaviour, V.17, No.3, May, 1993, pp: 5-12.
  13. Rai, P. and Sharma, D.K, 1992. “Drilling systems in opencast mines”, Indian Cement Review Journal, V.7, No.1, Sept. 1992, pp: 7-13.
(iii) International Seminars/Conferences/Symposium
  1. Rai, Piyush, 2015. “Application of Computers in Surface Mine Rock Blasting – Current and Future Perspectives”, Procs. 37th. International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry, Org. by Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers (SME) Inc., May 23-27, 2015,Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.(Delivered as Keynote Address).
  2. Rai, Piyush, 2015. “Mass Blasting in Surface Mines”, 7th. Hanhwa Symposium on Rock blasting, Org. by Korean Society of Explosives and Blasting, Oct. 14, 2014, Seoul, South Korea. (Delivered as Keynote address).
  3. Mohammadi Mousa, Rai, Piyush and Gupta Suprakash “Enhancement of productivity in surface mines through analysis of Production Index- A case study”  Int. Symp. On Mine Planning & Equipment Selection, (MPES-2015), Nov., 8-11, 2015 Johannesburg, South Africa. (Accepted)
  1. Rai, Piyush, Kumar, Ashok and Mohammadi, Mousa,  Critical Investigation of Dragline Operation and Efficiency in An Open-Cast Coal Mines, 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Technology in Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals, Jan. 10-11, 2014, Org. by Mining Engineers’ association of India, Jodhpur Chapter, Rajasthan.
  2. Mohammadi Mousa, Rai Piyush, Seyed Kazem Oraee and Manish Kumar Analysis of availability and utilization of dragline for enhancement of productivity in surface mines – a case study, Procs. 23rd World Mining Congress, Org. by Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), Aug. 11-15, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  3. Schunesson, H., Elsrud, R. and Rai, P., Drill monitoring for Ground characterization in tunneling operation, Procs. Twentieth Int. Symp. on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection MPES 2011, Almaty, Oct. 12-14, 2011, pp: 731-744.
  4. Rai, P., 2010. Engineering blast design parameters for casting muck piles in large scale surface blasts: a case study, Procs. Annual (Spring) Conf. of Korean Society of Explosive and Blasting Engineering, Apr. 8, 2010 Seoul, S.Korea (Presented as keynote speaker).
  5. Rai, P. and Yang, H.S., 2010. “Comparative evaluation of blasts fired on straight and skewed- V type firing patterns, Procs., Korean Rock Mechanics Symposium, Mar. 31, 2010, Daejeon, S.Korea.
  6. Rai, P. & Yang, H.S., 2010. “Blast design vis-à-vis evaluation of fragmentation by indirect methods in a limestone quarry”, Procs. Korea-Japan Joint Symp. on Rock Engineering, Oct.21-22, 2009, Suwon, S. Korea.
  7. Rai, P., 2009. “Fragmentation by blasting in Limestone Quarries- Some Practical Considerations, Procs. International Conference on Rock Mechanics, Ground Control for Mining & Allied Industries (RGMA – 09), Org. by the Centre of Advance Studies (CAS), Deptt. of Mining Engg., Banaras Hindu University, 13-15 Feb., 2009, Varanasi – 221 005, India.
  8. Rai, P and Baghel, S.S., 2009. Role of delay timing on fragmentation in limestone quarry _ a case study, Procs. Int. Sem. on Advanced Technology in Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals (ATEEM – 2009), Org. by Mining Engineer’s association of India, Jodhpur Chapter,14-16 Feb, 2009, Jodhpur, India.
  9. Rai, P. and Kumar, Ashok, 2006. “Balancing diagram vis-à-vis field based diagnostic studies on the horizontal tandem operations of draglines”, 19th Int. Congress and exhibition on condition monitoring and diagnostic engineering management (Comadem-2006), Org. by the Div. of Operation and Maintenance Engineering, Lulea Univ. of Technology, Sweden, 12-15 Jun., 2006 PP:  (Presented as Lead Speaker).
  10. Rai, P., 2005. “A critical investigation of different firing patterns on fragmentation in an opencast mine”, Drilling & Blasting 2005 Conf., 17-19 April, San Antonio, Texas, USA, (Presented as Resource Presenter).
  11. Rai, P. and Baghel, S.S., 2005. “Delay timing vis-à-vis fragmentation for different firing patterns in an open pit limestone mine”, Drilling & Blasting 2005 Conf., 17-19 April, 2005, San Antonio, Texas, USA, (Presented as Resource Presenter).
  12. Rai, P. and Nath,R., 2001. “Workload distribution vis-à-vis planning of dragline pits-a case study”, Procs. 10th. Int. Symp. on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection(MPES 2001),Nov., 2001, 19-21, New Delhi, India.
  13. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 1993.  “Dragline operations in opencast mines-a critical study”, Procs. 2nd.Int.Symp. on Mine Mechanisation and Automation, June, 1993, Ed. by Balkema Publishers, Lulea, Sweden.
  14. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 1993. “Mechanisation in Indian Opencast mines-problems and needs”, Procs. Int. Sem. on Mineral Sector in India, Org. by Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), Feb., 1993, Hyderaba
  15. Rai, P., Gupta, R.K. and Sharma,D.K., 1992. “Investigation into some aspects of productivity of draglines-a case study”, Procs. Int. Conf. on Mine Mechanisation in India & abroad (MMM-92), Org. by MGMI of India, Jan., 1992, Calcutta, India.
(iv) National Seminars/Conferences/Symposium
  1. Rai, Piyush 2018. Challenges and Possibilities in Surface Blasting” in the Nat. Sem. on Technology Innovation and Safety in Mining Industry, on Mar. 23-24, 2018, Jointly Org. by MEAI of India, Barajamda Chapter and Tata Steel, Noamundi.
  2. Sharma, Suresh and Rai, Piyush 2018. “A case Study on Stemming Confinement in Surface Blasting”, Procs. National Symp. on Advanced Technology in Rock Fragmentation and Blasting , Jan. 20-21, 2018, Jointly Org. by MEAI of India, Jodhpur Chapter and Inst. of Engrs (I), Jodhpur Chapter, Jodhpur.
  3. Sharma, Suresh and Rai, Piyush, 2016. A Case Study on Electronic Detonation In Strong Surface Mining Formations, INDOROCK 2016, Nat. Sem. Jointly Org. by ISRMTT and I.I.T., Bombay, June 17-18, 2016.
  4. Rai, Piyush “Innovative blasting design for Improved Fragmentation - A case study”, Procs. National Conference on Sustainable Mining for Future, Organized by Mining Engineer’s Association of India, Jodhpur Chapter & Dept. of Mining Engg., Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Feb., 13-14, 2015.
  5. Rai, PiyushMohammadi, M., Rai, P., Gupta, S., “Analysis of Digging Time of Dragline for Enhancement of Productivity – Case study”, Proc. National Seminar on Problems of Mining Industry and Technological Advancements, Org. by Mining Engineers’ association of India, Udaipur Chapter, 7-8 March, 2014. 
  6. Rai, P., 2011. “Future Perspectives of Clean Coal technology”, Procs. National Seminar on Environmental Challenges and Role of Social Responsibility in Mining Sector, Org. by Mining Engineers’s association of India, Jodhpur Chapter, 17-18 Sept., 2011.
  7. Chaudhary, B.S. and Rai, P., 2007. A firing pattern for generating slot cut in a limestone quarry, Procs.Indian Mining Congress on emerging trends in Mineral industry, Org. by Mining Engineer’s association of India, National hqrs. and Rajasthan Chapter, Jul. 13-15,2007, pp:77-84.
  8. Rai, P., 2006. “A Case Study on Improvement of Blast Performance in Limestone Quarries”, Procs. Nat. Sem. On Mining & Processing of Stone and Minerals for Buildings, Org. By the Mining Engineer’s Association of India, Jodhpur Chapter, 12-13 Aug., 2006 Jodhpur.
  9. Rai, P., 2006. “Some practical issues on Fragmentation by Blasting in Limestone Quarries”, Published in Souvenir of 30th Mine Safety Week - 2006, 10 – 18 Nov., 2006 Udaipur Region. (Hosted by Aditya Cement, Chittorgarh).
  10. Kumar Ashok and Rai, P., 2005. Rehabilitation planning for abandoned surface mining sites- some considerations, Procs. Nat. Conf. on Technological advancements and environmental challenges in mining and allied industries in the 21st century, Org. by NIT, Rourkela, Feb 5-6, 2005, Rourkela.
  11. Kumar, Chandan., Rai, P. and Ratan, S., 2005.  “Evaluation of powder factor in surface mine blasts”, Procs. 3rd. Nat. Sem. on Rock Excavation techniques, (Rock Ex-05), Org. by the Ind. Min. & Engg. Journal, 8-9 Jan., 2005, Nagpur.
  12. Jaiswal Ashok, Khandelwal Manoj, Pandey, R.K. and Rai, P., 2001. Wear minimization in marble block cutting- a mathematical approach, Procs. Nat. sem. on Small scale mining, Org. by Dept. of mining engineering, JNV University, Jodhpur, 5-6 Mar., 2001 pp: 187-193.
  13. Trivedi, R., Rai, P. and Nath, R., 1999. Productivity studies of draglines in opencast coal mine, Procs. Platinum Jubilee Symp. on Productivity Improvements in Indian Mining Industry (PJSPIM-99), Org. by Dept of Mining Engg., Banaras Hindu University, Jan., 1999, Varanasi.
  14. Sharma, S.K. and Rai, P., 1998. Problems of Public sector mining in liberalized India, Procs. Nat. Workshop on Mining in Public and Private Sectors in 21st. Century, 30-31 Jan., 1998 Org. by Dept. of Mining Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  pp:81-83.
  15. Nath,R., Rai, P. and Kundu,M., 1998. “A performance investigation of powered supported longwall face”, Procs. Nat. Sem. FOSMIN 1998,org. by Anna Univ., Aug., Madras.
  16. Rai, P. and Nath, R., 1997. “Productivity investigation of shovel dumper combination in an opencast mine”, Procs. Nat. Sem. ETISM, Org. by the Inst. of Engrs. (India), Oct., 1997, Mangalor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UPDATED TILL MARCH 2019
  1. State-of-art study of Measurement While Drilling, Smart Mine of Future (SMIFU)” in collaboration with Lulea university of Technology, Lulea, Sweden (May-Jul., 2011).
  2. “Development of Innovative Scaled Model for Blasting Perimeter Holes” in collaboration with Chonnam National University, South Korea (Sept. 2009- Dec., 2010).
  3. “Application of ANN Technique for Evaluation of Rock Fragmentation by Blasting and For Estimation of Ore-grade”, in collaboration with Dept. of Mining & Geological Engg., University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA (May– Aug., 2007).
  4. “Improvement in drilling and blasting practices for improved limestone fragmentation in limetone Mines of Republic Aggregates”, owned by Lafarge Cements, Bulacan, the Philippines (Jun – Nov., 2005).
  5. “Evaluation of Rock Fragmentation by blasting in Jayant Opencast Project,   NCL” (1999-2003).
  6. Performance Evaluation of Dragline in Large Scale Surface Mines (2004-2009).
  7. Evaluation of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for Bucket based Excavating, Loading and Transport (BELT) Equipment in Large Scale Surface mines (2010-2016).
  8. Numerical Simulation Based Design of Dragline Buckets and Booms (2014- ongoing).

 

Technology Transfer
  1. In the area of efficient rock fragmentation by blasting in a number of open-pit coal and limestone mines.
  2. In the area of dragline operation and planning in major surface coal projects of NCL, Coal India Ltd.
  3. In the area of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in large Scale Surface Mines.
  4. In the area of Performance Evaluation and Improvement of HEMM in Large Scale Surface Mines.
  5. In the area of production system capacity evaluation in underground coal mines of Tata Steel, India.
Administrative Experience in the Institute
  1. Member, training and placement advisory cell, IIT (BHU), Banaras Hindu University.
  2. Member, Women’s grievance Cell, IIT (BHU), Banaras Hindu University.
  3. Was Member, senate library committee, IIT (BHU) Banaras Hindu University.
  4. Member, Departmental Faculty Affairs Committee (DFAC), IIT (BHU), Banaras Hindu University.
  5. Member, Departmental Purchase Committee, IIT, (BHU), Banaras Hindu University.
  6. Was member, Policy and Planning Committee (PPC), Dept. of Mining Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, for 2-years.
  7. Was Professor-in-charge, PG students academic affairs of the Dept. of Mining Engg., IT-BHU. Technology, Banaras Hindu University for 5-years.
  8. Was Professor-in-charge, training & placement, Dept. of Mining Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University for 5 years.
  9. Member , Advisory Board of the Center of Advanced Study (CAS Phase II)  in rock mechanics & ground control of the Dept. of Mining engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University for 3 years.
  10. Member, core committee for development of Infrastructure in Science & Technology under the FIST programme of DST, sanctioned to the Dept. of Mining Engineering, Banaras Hindu University by the Human Resources Ministry, Govt. of India.
  11. Member, core committee for design of B.Tech. & M.Tech Course Curriculum,  Dept. of Mining Engg., Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.
  12. Professor-In-charge, Departmental library, Dept. of Mining Engg., Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.
  13. Member, training and placement advisory cell of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University for 5 years.

 

Details of Administrative Experience in University
  1. Convener and Proceedings Editor in  four national level seminars organized by the Dept. of Mining Engg., Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.
  2. Was member, organizing committee of Convocation, Banaras Hindu University for 2 years.
  3. Was member, organizing committee, 3rd International BHU Alumni Meet (IBAM – 2007), Banaras Hindu University.
  4. Was member, organizing committee, National BHU Alumni Meet (NBAM- 2008), Banaras Hindu University.
  1. Secured “First Rank”& “BHU Gold Medal in M.Tech.” (Mining Engg.) Exams, 1992.
  2. Secured “Second Rank” & “Merit Certificate” in B.E. (Mining Engg.) Exams., 1987.
  3. Awarded “Certificate of Merit for 2004-2005” from The Institution of Engineers (India) for technical paper entitled “ Inter-row Delay Requirement for Strong Sandstone Strata on High Dragline Benches – a case study”, published in the Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Mining Engineering issue, V.85, Aug., 2004, pp: 20-24.
  4. Awarded “Certificate of Merit for 2007-2008” from The Institution of Engineers (India) for technical paper entitled Modifications in the firing pattern, stemming column and bench stiffness for improved fragmentation in limestone quarry of the Philippines – a case study”. The Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Mining Engineering issue, V.88, Aug., 2007, pp:  34-40.
  5. Elected as Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2006.Received “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Journal of Institution of Engineers (I)- a Springer publication, for being an “Efficient Reviewer” of Technical Paper, in 2015
International Level
  1.  Delivered an Invited Speech in the Sixth International Conference on Material Science and Engineering, Org. by Wuhan Materials Engineering Society, Beijing, China, Oct. 24-27, 2017.
  2. Chaired a Technical Session and delivered a “Keynote Address” entitled “Application of Computers in Surface Mine Rock blasting- Current & Future Perspectives”, 37th. International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry, Org. by Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Engineers (SME) Inc., May 23-27, 2015, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
  3.  Delivered a “Keynote Address” entitled “Mass Blasting in Surface Mines” in 7th. Hanhwa Symposium on Blasting Technology, Org. by Korean Society of Blasting Technology on Oct. 24, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.
  4. Delivered an invited lecture entitled “A Case Study on Blasting For Controlled Casting of High Over-Burden Bench”, Org. by consortium universities; Chonbuk National University, Chosun University & Chonnam National University in the Dept. of Energy & Mineral Resources Engg., on Oct. 22, 2014,Gwangju, South Korea.
  5. Delivered an invited lecture on “Specialized Blasting Techniques in the Dept. of Energy & Resources Engg., Dong-A University, Busan on Oct. 21, 2014, Busan, South Korea.   
  6. Delivered 2- invited lectures; (i)“Principles of Large-scale Surface Blasting Design” & a case study entitled  (ii) “Design and Evaluation of Some Important Blast parameters in a Large-Scale, Multi-row Surface Blast Round” in the Dept. of Energy Resources, on Nov. 15, 2013, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
  7. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Coal Mining, Innovative Technologies and Environmental Challenges- A Global Concern”, on Jul. 24, 2013, in the Dept. of Energy & Mineral Resources Engineering, Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea.
  8. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Evaluation of Combined Influence of Delay Timing and Firing Pattern on Fragmentation”, on Jul. 16, 2013, in the Dept of Mineral Resources & Energy Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju-city, South Korea.
  9. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Optimizing Rock Fragmentation by Blasting- A Case Study”, on Jul. 1, 2013, in the Korean Institute of Geo-Sciences and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon, South Korea.
  10. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Improving Some Blast Design Parameters for Enhanced Fragmentation in a Limestone Quarry of the Philippines” on Oct. 16, 2012 in the Jovein Cement company headquarters, Tehran, Iran.
  11. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Design of Salient Blast Parameters for Controlled Blasting”, on Oct. 17, 2012 in the Jovein Cement company headquarters, Tehran, Iran.
  12. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Influence of Blast Design Parameters on Fragmentation in Stone Quarries- A Case Study”, on Dec. 12, 2011, in the Korean Institute of Geo-Sciences and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Daejeon, South Korea.
  13. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “A Practical Approach for Improvement of Fragmentation in Limestone Quarries”, on Dec. 13, 2011, in the Dept of Mineral Resources & Energy Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju-city, South Korea.
  14. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Influence of Delay Timing on Fragment Size Distribution in Blasted Muckpiles in a Limestone Quarry”, on Dec. 14, 2011, in the Dept of Energy & Resources Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea.
  15. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “ Coal Mining in India: Growth & challenges, on Nov. 7, 2010, in the Dept. of Energy & Resources Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea
  16. Delivered a special technical lecture entitled, “Overview of coal mining industry with emphasis on clean coal technologies”, on Jun. 22, 2010, in the Dept of Mineral Resources & Energy Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju-city, South Korea.
  17. Delivered an invited lecture entitled, “Status of Mineral Industry & Mining Engineering Education in India”, on April 29, 2010, in the Dept. of Energy & Mineral Resources Engineering, Dong-A university, Busan, South Korea.
  18. Delivered a “Keynote address” entitled, “Engineering blast design parameters for casting the muck piles in large scale surface blasts: a case study”, in the Annual (spring) Conf. of Korean Society of Explosives and blasting engineering, Apr. 8, 2010, Seoul, South Korea.
Presented an invited research paper entitled, “Comparative evaluation of blasts fired on straight and skewed- V type firing patterns in Korean Rock Mechanics Symposium, Mar. 31, 2010, Daejeon, South Korea.
  1. Presented an invited research paper entitled, “Blast design vis-à-vis evaluation of fragmentation by indirect methods in a limestone quarry, in Korea-Japan Joint Symp. on Rock Engineering, Oct. 21, 2009, Suwon , South Korea.
  2. Invited as a “Lead Speaker”, by the organizers of the 19th. International Congress and Exhibition on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM-2006), Jun. 2006 Lulea, Sweden. Also, “Chaired” one of the technical sessions in the said Congress.
  3. Invited as a “Resource Presenter” (with full registration fee, hotel and stay expenses waivers) to attend and present 2-research presentations on rock blasting in April 2005,  by the organizers of International “Drilling & Blasting 2005 Conference”, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  4. Invited to deliver a technical lecture entitled “Lateral Spreading and Vertical Lowering of the mucks by blasting” to the faculty and students of the Department of Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Tech. University, Albuquerque, USA.
  5. Invited to deliberate upon the setting of blast vibration standards for the surface mines of the Philippines by the Mining and Geo-sciences Bureau, (MGB) Aug. 2005, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Govt. of Philippines, Philippines.
         (ii) National Level
  1. Invited and delivered a Keynote Address on “Challenges and Possibilities in Surface Blasting” in the Nat. Sem. on Technology Innovation and Safety in Mining Industry, on Mar. 23-24, 2018, Jointly Org. by MEAI of India, Barajamda Chapter and Tata Steel, Noamundi.
  2. Invited and delivered 4- resource lectures and field based training in the area of “Blasting Designs for Improved Rock Fragmentation”, on 16 -19 Nov., 2014, to the senior executives and Managers, Tata Steel Ltd., West Bokaro Division, Ghatotand, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.
  3. Invited and delivered 4-expert lectures and course material in the areas of rock fragmentation by blasting in the Professional Development Programme entitled, “Rock Mechanics in Hard rock Mining (Advanced Module)” for the Executives of HZL, on 19-20 Aug. 2014 at Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad.
  4. Invited and delivered 4-E-resource lectures and academic scripts in the areas of Mineral Prospecting, Mineral Exploration, Environmental impacts of Mining and Environmental Challenges vis-à-vis Coal Mining and Burning, under the aegis of the EMRC, on 7-9 Aug., 2014, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar.
  5. Delivered 2-invited lectures and course material on the topic “Instrumentation, Gadgets and Techniques For Enhancing The Blast Effectiveness” in the short-term course work  on “Rock Instrumentation in Mining Structures” , Dept. of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Apr. 7-9, 2014, Varanasi.
  6. Delivered an Invited Speech entitled “Critical Investigation of Dragline Operation and Efficiency in An Open-Cast Coal Mines”, 2nd Int. Conf. on Advanced Technology in Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals, Jan. 10-11, 2014, Org. by Mining Engineers’ association of India, Jodhpur Chapter, Rajasthan.
  7. Invited and delivered guest lectures in the Dept. of Mining Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur on 27-28 Aug., 2008, Raipur
  8. Presented an invited technical paper entitled “A Case Study on Improvement of Blast Performance in Limestone Quarries” in the Nat. Sem. on Mining & Processing of Stone and Minerals for Buildings, Org. By the Mining Engineer’s Association of India, Jodhpur Chapter, 12-13 Aug., 2006, Jodhpur.
  9. Delivered a week long extension lecture series in subject areas of underground coal mining methods & rock fragmentation by drilling & blasting in the Dept. of Mining Engg., M.P.University of Agriculture& Technolgy, Udaipur, 3-10 Oct., 2005, Udaipur.
  10. Presented the paper entitled " Evaluation of powder factor in surface mine blasts" 3rd  Nat. Sem. On Rock Excavation techniques, (Rock Ex-05), Org. by the Ind. Min. & Engg. Journal, 8-9 Jan., 2005, Nagpur. Also, Co-chaired one of the technical sessions in the said seminar.
  11. Delivered a Resource lecture entitled “Overview of material transportation systems in opencast mines” at South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL), Bilaspur in Oct., 2004.
  12. Presented a technical paper entitled “Influence of firing patterns on fragmentation in large scale bench blasts-a case study” in the National Seminar on Rock Fragmentation, organized jointly by the Dept. of Mining Engg. and Center of Advanced Study (CAS), Dept. of Mining Engg., Banaras Hindu University,23-24January, 2004, Varanasi.
  1. Presented a technical paper entitled “Productivity studies of draglines in Opencast coal mine”, in the Platinum Jubilee Symp. on Productivity Improvements in Indian Mining Industry(PJSPIM-98), org. by Dept of Mining Engg., Banaras Hindu University, 29-30 Jan. 1999, Varanasi.
  1. Presented  a technical paper entitled "Downtime analysis of longwall face equipment-a case study" in the Nat. Sem. on mine machinery (NSMM-99), org by Indian School of Mines, 26-27 Dec., 1999, Dhanbad,.
  2. Presented a technical paper entitled "Investigation into some aspects of productivity of draglines-a case study" in the Int. Conf. on Mine Mechanization in India & Abroad(MMM-92),Org. by MGMI of India, Jan. 1992, Calcutta.
  3. Presented a technical paper entitled " Drilling System in opencast mines " in the Engg. Sciences section of 79th Indian Science Congress Association, Baroda 3-8 Jan.,1991.