Vice President of Outokumpu Kemi Mine

Title of speech: Digitalization and deep mine program in Kemi mine

Mr Salmi studied Materials and Rock Engineering sciences and has the M.Sc. in Rock Engineering and Mineral Processing at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. These studies included also one year in Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.Mr Salmi has worked earlier in positions as Mine planning engineer, Mining engineer and Head of Mining in Outokumpu’s Kemi chromite mine and Hitura nickel mine in Finland. Since 2014 he has worked as the Vice President of Kemi Mine.



Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Title of speech: The state of the art of rock support in underground mining

Professor Charlie Chunlin Li is an engineering graduate, having received his BEng and MEng in geological engineering in China, and his Licentiate and PhD in mining rock mechanics in Sweden. After his college education, he worked as a research associate and then associate professor (Docent) in Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, for seven years. He worked in the Kristineberg mine, Sweden, as a ground control engineer for more than 4 years. He was the Chief Technology Officer of Dynamic Rock Support AS, a NTNU innovation company, for 4 years. He has been professor of rock mechanics in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2004.

Dr. Li has more than 30 years’ experience in rock mechanics and ground control for mining and civil engineering. His major interests are stability of rock masses, rock support and underground space design. He has more than 80 scientific publications to his name. He has profound knowledge in the failure mechanics of rock and rock masses and rock support. In the last two decades, his major interest is in the theory and practice of rock support, particularly in high stress rock conditions. He has a good number of scientific publications in the performance of rockbolts and other types of rock support elements. He invented the D-Bolt in 2006 to cope with stress-induced instability problems in underground rock excavations.

Professor Li has practical expertise in rock support, stability of underground excavations and in-situ measurements and interpretations. He acted as a scientific and technical advisor many times for mines, tunnels and underground hydropower projects. Professor Li is at present the Vice President for Europe (2015-2019) in the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM).



Professor, CEO of Keliber

Title of speech: Optimisation of full production chain from mining to lithium carbonate

Dr. Pertti Lamberg is the CEO of Keliber Oy, Finnish company targeting to be producer of high quality lithium carbonate in near future. Dr. Lamberg has more than 20 years’ experience in mining industry and academia. He has held several positions in Outokumpu and Outotec the last one being Director at Outotec Oyj (Plant Products). From 2011 to 2016 Dr. Lamberg had worked as Professor of Geometallurgy in Luleå University of Technology. Dr. Lamberg has wide technical expertise covering exploration, resource characterization, geometallurgy and process design. Since June 2016 has been the CEO of Keliber.



Specialist of Mining Technology, LKAB

Title of speech: LKAB mining achievements and challenges ahead



Manager of Technology, Agnico Eagle

Title of speech: Mine automation at Kittilä mine



Emeritus Professor of Helsinki University of Technology, Managing Director of Concave Oy.

Title of speech: Risks and challenges in mining engineering

Dr. Särkkä received his MSc (Applied geophysics in 1970), LicSc (Rock Engineering in 1975), and DSc (Rock Engineering in 1978) from Helsinki University of Technology. From 1970 to 1972 he worked as Research Engineer at Outokumpu Oy Outokumpu Mine; from 1972 to 1979 as Senior Assistant at the Laboratory of Rock Engineering in Helsinki University of Technology; in 1979 as Acting Professor of Rock Engineering in Helsinki University of Technology. From 1980 to 1984 he was Senior Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland. From 1980 to 1997 he was Docent and from 1985 to 1988 was Associate Professor in Rock Engineering in Helsinki University of Technology. From 1989 to 1994 He was Chief Specialist in Rock Cavern Technology, Neste Oy. From 1994 to 1997 Managing Director of Concave Oy. Since 1997 he has been the Chairman of the Board Concave Oy. From 1997 to 2009 he had been the Head (-2007) and Professor in Rock Engineering in Helsinki University of Technology. From 2009 he has been the Managing Director of Concave Oy.

Professor Särkkä has written over 200 scientific and technical papers and had 3 patents on rock engineering. He has supervised 74 MSc, 6 LicTech and 4 DrTech thesis in rock engineering.



Chief Engineer, Boliden Kevitsa mine

Title of speech: Mining technology in Kevitsa mine



Professor, Luleå University of Technology

Title of speech: Seismicity in Underground mining



Professor, University of Oulu

Title of speech: Applications of geophysics in mining engineering



Acting Manager of Geology and Mine Planning, Terrafame

Title of speech: Optimization from mine to mill (heap) in Terrafame



We arrange a two-hour forum for short presentations and discussion. The participants of the summit are welcome to contact us if you are interested in giving a short (5-10 minutes) presentation in the forum. Please tell us the title of your presentation. The forum does not require full paper but your PDF presentation is needed.

Viimeksi päivitetty: 18.6.2018


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