The goal of the Mine Sustainability Modeling Group is to provide sustainable mining decision support through the application of modeling, simulation & optimization.

Current Research Thrusts

  • Sustainability assessment and reporting
  • Renewable energy integration in mining
  • Critical minerals
  • Applications of discrete choice theory and agent-based (multi-agent) modeling to mining stakeholder analysis
  • Discrete event simulation of mining systems


  • Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei (faculty lead)
  • Dr. Sisi Que (collaborator)
  • Dr. Atta Ur Rehman (collaborator)
  • Ioanna Paschalidou (PhD candidate)
  • Eugene Gyawu (PhD candidate)
  • Ayorinde Akinrinlola (MS student)
  • Hussam Altalhi (MS student)
  • Noah Aluko (MS student)


See full list of publications here.