School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Tang, Zhan


Room: 4W

Phone: +61 3 5122 7174



After graduated from Bachelor of Engineering in China, I worked as assistant consultancy for a year. Then I continued my postgraduate study in Sydney. In 2013, I joined the GHERG research group. Since then I have been focusing on mining slope stability analysis techniques. My work has been presented on Low Rank Coal Symposium, 2014; International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC), 2014 and 2015. In August, 2014, I was employed as research assistance to collect geotechnical testing data from Yallourn Mine.


Bachelor of Engineering, JiNan University, GuangZhou, China
Master of Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Research Topic

Application of pressuremeter testing in open-pit mining

Supervisor: Dr Ali Tolooiyan & Dr Jianfeng Xue

The project is focusing on exploring the capability of an existing site investigation technique, the Pressuremeter Testing, in dealing with the mining slope analysis in Latrobe Valley Brown Coal Mines. The project includes Analytical Solution of Cavity Expansion Theory, Finite Element Modelling, Laboratory Testing and Field Works.