ITA AITES, Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Rostami is the Hadden/Alacer Gold Endowed Chair and Director of the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the dept. of Mining Engineering at CSM. He is also vice president of the “International Tunneling Association” or ITA. He is the editor in chief of the “Tunneling and Underground Space Technology” (TUST) journal, member of editorial board of several rock mechanics and mining journals. He has a BSc in mining engineering from Univ. of Tehran, Iran and his MSc and PhD in mining engineering in 92 and 97 from CSM, respectively. He has been a faculty at Univ. of Tehran from 1988 through 2002, a full time consultant with major A&E companies from 2002 till 2007 when he joined the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), as Centennial Chair of Carrier Development in Mining. He has over 30 years of experience in design, management, research, and teaching in the field of mining, tunneling, and underground construction. Dr. Rostami is a registered Professional Engineering (PE) in Maryland. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal publication and 160 conference papers and many technical reports. He is a member of SME, ASCE, ARMA, ISEE, and TRB AFF-60 tunneling committee. Dr. Rostami was named the recipient 2022 UCA of SME Excellence in Education Award and 2014 Stephen McCann Memorial Educational Excellence Award in mining. He is the author of the chapters on the rock drilling and excavation of the SME Mining Engineering, as well as Underground and Surface Mining handbooks.