Sergei Sabanov

School of Mining and Geosciences
Associate Professor

Associate Professor , School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University


– Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting

– Senior Researcher/Lecturer, Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining

Degree (All at Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mining):

– PhD in Power Engineering and     Geotechnology, 2008

– MSc in Mining Engineering, 2004

– BSc in Mining Engineering, 2002

Academic Activities:

  •  SMG Courses:

– MINE310 Surface Mine Design

– MINE322 Mine Ventilation

– MINE328 Rock Fragmentation

– MINE345 Explosives Engineering

– MINE460 Mine Management

– MINE445 Coal Mining Methods and Design

– MINE513 Rock Excavation Methods

– MINE514 Advanced Surface Mine Design

– MINE516 Advanced Mine Ventilation

  • Education Innovation:

– Industry & SMG collaboration for the explosive engineering field program

– Integration of lab and mine site activities for
    mine ventilation education
– Teaching using optimisation and design software to solve advanced topics in mining world

Research Interests:

  • Mine Ventilation Simulation
  • Rock Fragmentation Optimisation Methods
  • Mechanical Excavation Improvements
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methodologies in Mining Projects
  • Mine Optimisation, Mine Planning and Mine Design for Reserve Estimate
  • Strategic Mine Planning
  • Mine Communications: Production Monitoring, Remote Operations and Blasting, Intelligent Ventilation Control,
  • Sustainability Assessment Methods for Mining Industry
  • Oil Shale In-Situ Retorting

Research Projects:

  • Mine Ventilation Optimisation

-Possibly funding by Kazakhaltyn Mining Company 

-PI Dr. Sergei Sabanov

  • Risk Assessment Techniques in Mining

-Possibly funding by NU internal grants: NURIS, DAAD etc.

-PI Dr. Sergei Sabanov

  • Mine Communications: Intelligent Ventilation Control, Remote Blasting, Mine Automation

-Possibly funding by VIST Group company

-PI Dr. Sergei Sabanov