Khandelwal, Manoj (Dr) - Research

Consulting and other activities

  1. Application of neural network for study on effect of blast design parameters on blast induced ground vibration funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India (2003-2007).
  2. Project entitled "Application of neural network for the prediction of blast induced ground vibration" was sponsored by Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Govt. of Australia, 2008-09.
  3. Scientific Blast Vibration study of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Govt of Gujarat, 2013.
  4. Stability Evaluation of Highwall of Green Marble Mine, Rikhabdeo, 2014.
  5. Scientific Blast Vibration Study and Suggesting Controlled Blasting Techniques to Iron Ore Mines of M/s Jindal Saw Pvt Ltd, Bhilwara, 2014.


Research interests

  • Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Rock Blasting
  • Environmental Geotechnology
  • Slope Stability
  • Ground Control

Awards and recognition

  1. Publons Peer Review Award, 2018
  2. Publons Peer Review Award, 2017
  3. Sentinel of Science Award by Publons, 2016
  4. Endeavour Executive Award, 2015 by the Govt of Australia.
  5. Australia Awards Ambassador by Australian High Commissioner to India, 2014.
  6. Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing by The Editors of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, The Netherlands in July, 2014.
  7. Young Mining Engineer of the Year Award by Mining Engineers' Association of India, 2012.
  8. Fast Track Proposal for Young Scientist by Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India, 2010.
  9. Engineering Research Fellowship by Monash University, Australia, 2010.
  10. Young Engineer Award by Intuition of Engineers (India), 2009.
  11. Endeavour Research Fellowship from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Govt of Australia, 2008.
  12. Young Scientist Award by Indian Science Congress Association, 2006 (by the then honorable President of India).
  13. Senior Research Fellowship of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt of India (2003-2007).
  14. GATE Fellowship by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India (2000-2002).

Membership of professional bodies

  1. Member, Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy.
  2. Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, USA
  3. Life Member, Mining Engineers Association of India.
  4. Board Member – International Association of Scientific Innovation and Research
  5. Senior Member, International Engineering and Technology Institute

Technical / organising committee member – international conferences

  1. International Conference on Maintenance and Intelligent Asset Management, 17-18 Jan 2020, Bangalore, India.
  2. 5th International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering (GMEE2019), 27-29 Dec 2019, Guangzhou, China
  3. 4th International Conference on Communication Systems-2019 (ICCS-2019), 18-19 Oct 2019, Pilani, India
  4. 8th International Conference on Environment, Energy and Biotechnology, 2-5 July 2019, Okinawa, Japan.
  5. 2nd International Conference on Energy and Power, 13-15 Dec 2018, Sydney.
  6. Advanced Materials World Congress, 04-08 Feb 2018, Singapore.
  7. World Symposium on Geology & Earth Sciences, 2-4 Oct 2017, Beijing, China.
  8. International Conference on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering and Water Resources Engineering, 10-11 Aug 2017, Hyderabad, India.
  9. 6th International Conference on Geological and Environmental Sciences, 20-22 Aug 2017, Kitakyushu, Japan.
  10. The United Conference on Architecture, Design, Earth Sciences and Geography, 20-22 May 2017, Shanghai, China.
  11. International Conference on Geo-Mechanics, Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, 28-29 Sept 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
  12. The 5th International Conference on Geology and Geophysics, 19-21 July 2015, Shanghai, China.
  13. The 2nd International Conference on Engineering Science and Technology 31 Oct-2 Nov 2014, Qingdao, China.
  14. The 3rd International Conference on Geology and Geophysics 13-15 June 2014, Beijing, China.
  15. International Conference on New Energy and Sustainable Development 14-16 June 2013, Beijing, China.
  16. The 2nd International Conference on Geology and Geophysics 03-05 Dec 2013, Sanya, China.