Dr Ruslan Pascasu is the Mining3 Technology Leader for Rock Mass Engineering, focussing on mining and allied technology for safe, efficient, eco-friendly and economic mineral extraction.

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Ruslan’s research interests span a diverse and multi-disciplinary range of topics including – but not limited to – fundamental physics, applied engineering and business. Much of his work has been focused on improving the understanding, design and performance of mining operations mainly through the application of sound geomechanics and geotechnical principles, integrating sensing technologies, data science, and economic evaluation.

With his broad R&D experience and exposure across several industries, Ruslan is adept at delivering strategic, technology-driven transformations across the various facets of mining. He has developed projects for major global mining operators and METS, particularly in underground mass mining/cave mining environments. Ruslan continues to deliver value through establishing and mentoring teams of technologists, building strong relationships, and identifying and responding to ambiguity, risk and uncertainty in complex systems.

Ruslan aims to find innovative ways to deliver minerals faster, smarter and at a reduced cost, while demonstrating how rock masses can be broken, controlled and tracked more intelligently through the connection of extraction technologies, automated systems and data analysis.


  • PhD in Physics from the Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Economics from the International Institute of Management

Ruslan serves as a reviewer of prestigious journals and Chairs the IEEE Computer Society Queensland. He is a member of AusIMM and senior member of IEEE.

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