Roger Thompson is both a Technology Leader at Mining3 and Professor at Curtin University.

Skills and experience:

Roger has more than 25 years of industry and academic experience, with over 20 years in the field of surface mine haul road design, construction and management. He has undertaken numerous research and consulting assignments, centred on surface mining transportation and provision, rehabilitation or improved design and management of open-pit, strip, terrace and quarry-mining haul roads across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Following a number of years in mining production to qualify as a Mine Manager, in 1991, Roger took up a post as Senior Lecturer, and from 2003, the post of Professor of Mining Engineering, at the University of Pretoria.

In 2000, he was a guest researcher at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – Spokane Research Laboratory (USA) and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for further study in the United States with both NIOSH and Colorado School of Mines in 2001.

Roger is currently a Professor of Mining Engineering at Curtin University WA School of Mines, Kalgoorlie.


  • Bsc(Hons) (Mining), MSc(Mining) – Camborne School of Mines
  • PhD through the Department of Civil Engineering – University of Pretoria

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Roger Thompson