Faculty of Science and Technology

Tuck, Michael (A/Prof) - Research

Current research projects/students

  • Air blast prediction
  • Diesel particulate matter including nanoparticles
  • Methane emissions
  • Spontaneous combustion
  • NPV optimisation
  • Mine ventilation

Consulting and other activities

Consulting over a wide range of mining issues mainly in the ventilation area but also planning, blasting and mine safety areas for a wide range of clients such as Newcrest, Evolution Mining, Kingsgate Consolidated, Glencore Xstrata and many others.


Recent publications:

  1. Tuck M.A (2014) Introducing a 0.1 mg/m3 limit for dpm in Western Australia: What are the impacts on the mine ventilation system? Proc. 10th IMVC, Sun City South Africa, 2-8 Aug, Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
  2. Pillay M. & Tuck M.A (2013) Are we there yet? Reforms, harmonization, risk assessment and mine safety management in Australia, Proc. 35th Int. Conference of Safety in Mines Research Institutes, London, IMMM
  3. Tuck M.A (2013) Determining the pressure pulse for an Air Blast, 2nd Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, Adelaide, AusIMM

Professional memberships and associations

  • Fellow of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
  • Member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
  • Member of the Australasian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member of the Mine Ventilation Society of Australia
  • Society of Mining Professors

Research interests

  • Mine ventilation
  • Mine refrigeration
  • Mine climate
  • Rock mechanics
  • Mine planning
  • Blasting
  • Underground mining
  • Mine optimisation
  • Occupational health and safety