Dr Hua Guo

Dr Hua Guo is a Chief Research Scientist and leads the CSIRO Coal Production theme.

Dr Hua Guo: leading research into coal mining

Dr Hua Guo is a Chief Research Scientist and leads the CSIRO Coal Production theme. Currently Hua’s research is focusing on coal mine methane capture maximisation and utilisation, coal mining safety, and deep coal mining.

  • 7 March 2011 | Updated 29 May 2012

Current activities

Dr Hua Guo joined CSIRO in 1998 and is currently the leader of CSIRO’s Coal Production Theme.

This research program is Australia’s largest coal mining R&D portfolio that covers coal mining systems, mining automation, mining environmental and coal processing technologies.

Over the last 12 years, Dr Guo initiated and led CSIRO’s integrated research into coal and methane co-extraction, water and subsidence controls, mine ground condition numerical modelling and prediction, and real time ground monitoring systems.

Currently Dr Guo’s research is focusing on coal mine methane capture maximisation and utilisation, coal mining safety, and deep coal mining.

Background

Dr Guo is a mining engineer with 30 years of research and operational experience in both coal and metalliferous mining.

Prior to working with CSIRO, Dr Guo worked for major Australian mining companies, including 3 years with Pasminco and 6 years with BHP.

His research expertise is in the area of mining geomechanics, coal mine methane capture, and rock drilling and cutting.

Academic qualifications

Dr Guo is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has served as a member of several committees of major international collaboration schemes, including:

  • the Global Methane Initiative’s Coal Subcommittee
  • the UNECE Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane
  • APP Coal Mining Taskforce
  • Australia-China Coal Mine Safety Collaboration Technical Committee
  • Australia-India Coal Taskforce.

Dr Guo obtained his B.Eng. in mining engineering in 1982 and M.Eng. in mining geomechanics in 1984 from Northeastern University China.

In 1989, he obtained his Ph.D. in mining geomechanics from the University of Wollongong, Australia.

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