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Hassan Amini

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MRB 353E

Assistant Professor - Department of Mining Engineering


  • Ph.D. in Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, 2017
  • M.S. in Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2014
  • B.S. in Mining Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2011

Selected Publications

  1. Amini, S. Hassan and Aaron Noble. (2017). “Predicting and interpreting uncertainty propagation in separation circuits using functional unit evaluation.” Minerals Engineering, 142, 105886.
  2. Amini, S. Hassan, Christopher Vass, Mehrdad Shahabi, and Aaron Noble. (2019). “Optimization of coal blending operations under uncertainty–robust optimization approach.” International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, 1-21.
  3. Noble, Aaron, Gerald H. Luttrell, and S. Hassan Amini. (2019). “Linear Circuit Analysis: a Tool for Addressing Challenges and Identifying Opportunities in Process Circuit Design .” Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 36 (1): 159-171.
  4. Amini, S. Hassan and Aaron Noble. (2017). “Application of linear circuit analysis in the evaluation of mineral processing circuit design under uncertainty.” Minerals Engineering, 102, 18-29.
  5. Amini, S. Hassan, Rick Honaker, and Aaron Noble. (2016). “ Performance evaluation of a dense medium cyclone using alternative silica-based media .” Powder Technology, 297, 392-400.

Teaching Interests

  • Aggregates Production
  • Mine Power Systems

Research Interests

  • Process Circuit Design and Simulation
  • Process Modeling and Optimization
  • Environmental Management Strategies

Professional Societies

  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
  • Society of Mining Professors (SOMP)