School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

A/Prof Michael Tuck

Name A/Prof Michael Tuck
Position Title Associate Professor of Mining Engineering
Campus Mt Helen
Room Y222
Phone +613 53279106

Research interests

  • Mine ventilation
  • Mine cooling
  • Blasting
  • Mine planning
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Rock mechanics

Short biography

Michael is Associate Professor of Mining Engineering within the School of Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat). Prior to that Michael was a Research Fellow in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from the University of Nottingham in the UK. Major research interests include; Mine ventilation, heat and mine climate, blasting, water demand management and numerous other areas. Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Society of Mining Engineers, Mine Ventilation Society of Australia and the Society of Mining Professors. As well as teaching and research duties at the University, has undertaken a wide range of ventilation consultancies in a number of countries.


  • BSc (Hons) University of Nottingham
  • PhD University of Nottingham

Graduate research supervisions

  • Currently 5 x PhD student
  • 1 x Master of Engineering by research student
  • Number of Master of Mining Engineering and Master of Engineering Technology students

Teaching areas

  • ENMIN 3050 Subsurface Environmental Engineering
  • ENMIN 4050 Advanced Mine Ventilation
  • ENMIN 5000 and 7000 level coded subjects

Extended research profile