The team has 8 faculty members, including 2professors, 2 associate professors, 4 lecturers. The academic leader is ProfessorZhou Zonghong. It possesses rock mechanics laboratory, filling laboratory, drawinglaboratory, acoustic emission instrument, underground pressure monitoringapparatus, mining design institute in KUST. In recent years, there are 5 national& provincial projects, 4 published monographs, 6 national patents, morethan 50 published papers including over 20 articles retrieved by SCI, EI andISTP. The research won the provincial science & technology progress award 7items, including 2 first-class prizes, 2 second-class prizes, 3 third-classprizes.
Main research directions and results:
(1) Undergroundmetal mining method and mining process：To develop and research high & efficient miningmethod of low loss & dilution and to optimize the mining process and thestoping structure parameters in the light of the technical condition of depositmining.
(2) Mine undergroundpressure control theory and application：Stope underground pressure monitoring and disasterprevention, technology research on the excavation and supporting of soft brokentunnel.
(3) Theprediction and control of geologic hazards：Safe and efficient processing technology on goafinduced caving and filling, rock burst in deep mining and underground pressurecontrol.
(4) Mine safetytechnology：In view of the strategy demand of safe & highefficiency mining of the state metal mineral resources, the team relies on “EngineeringResearch Center of Education Ministry of China as High Efficiency Utilizationof West Advantage Mineral Resources”, continuously inhances the studyability, improves the scientific research conditions and platform, concisescore technology, devotes much effort to solving technical problems about the metaldeposit mining efficiently and safely.