Amoussou Coffi Adoko

School of Mining and Geosciences
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, School of Mining & Geosciences (SMG), Nazarbayev University, May 2017.

  • Previous to SMG, Assistant Professor, Botswana University of Science and Technology, Botswana; Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Rock and Rock Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
  • Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Area of expertise: Mining, Rock Mechanics, Tunneling and Slope Engineering.

Qualification & Experience:

  • BSc Mining Mining (2005), Instituto Superior Minero Metalúrgico de Moa, Cuba
  • PhD Geotechnical Engineering (2012) China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher: (2012-2015) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan
  • Lecturer, Mining Engineering (2015-2017) : Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
  • Assistant Professor of Mining Engineering (2017-), NU 

  Teaching (Taught courses)

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Backfill
  • Mine Machinery 
  • Mine Power & Drainage
  • Underground Mine Development
  • Mine Design 


  • Rock mass failure criteria
  • Rock bust
  • Rock excavation stability
  • Tunneling
  • Ground and strata control
  • Open pit slope stability
  • Acoustic Emission applications in rock engineering problems
  • 3D-Printing Techniques in rock testing

Current research projects

  • Fall of ground characterization at Bamangwato Concession Limited (BCL) Mine, Selibe-Phikwe, Botswana.
  • Open Pit Slope Stability and Rock Fall Modelling Based on Slope Monitoring Data.
  • Optimizing Water Recovery In Tailings Dams, Orapa Mines, Botswana.