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Luo, Yi

Associate Professor - Mining Engineering


B.S., Mining Engineering, Xian Mining Institute, Xian, China, 1982 
M.S., University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 1985 
Ph.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1989 
P.E., West Virginia, Ohio

Dr. Yi Luo studied mine ventilation with particular interest in ventilation and air conditioning in deep and hot mine for his M.S. degree from University of Idaho in 1985.

In 1989, he earned his Ph.D. degree from West Virginia University specializing on prediction and control of mine subsidence. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Department of Mining Engineering of West Virginia University. From 1990 on, he has obtained and successfully conducted various government and industry research projects. Dr. Luo is also listed in 1998-99 edition of Strathmore's Who's Who. He is the co-winner of R&D 100 Awards 2004, 2005, and 2006 by R & D Magazine for his research on the project "In-Mine Validation of Method Determining Characteristics of Coal Seam Using Electromagnetic Transmission." 

Research Focus Areas

Health and Safety
Energy Technologies

Research Interests

Underground Mining Methods 
Mining subsidence - prediction and control 
Roof geology mapping using drilling parameters acquired during roof bolting operations 
Applications of geophysical methods in mining 
Dust control in underground mines 
Engineering controls of machine noises in underground mines 
Computer applications in mining

Teaching Interests

Underground Mining Systems 
Advanced Mine Ventilation 
Mine Ventilation 
CBM Recovery 
Surface Subsidence Engineering 
Theories of Surface Subsidence

Special Interests

Arts, Photograph 

Professional Societies

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration(SME) of the AIME 
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society