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Prof Mallikarjun Pillalamarry

Head of Department
Associate Professor

Phone : +264 61 207 2982
Email :
Office Location : Engineering Building


PhD. Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India (2007)
M. Tech, Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India (2002)
Bachelors of Engineering, Mining Engineering, Kakatiya University, India (2000)


Brief Career Summary

  • 2013+ Senior Lecturer, Department of Mining and Process Engineering
  • 2012-13, Assistant Professor, NIT, Nagpur, India
  • 2010-12 Researcher, Southern Illinois University, USA
  • 2007-2010 Post-doctoral Researcher, Southern Illinois University, USA


Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration [4173499]


Research Focus Areas

  • Mine Ventilation, Environment, Mine closure and Rehabilitation
  • Coal bed methane, carbon sequestration and shale gas


Courses Currently Teaching

  • MVE810S – Mine Ventilation
  • RME710S – Rock Mechanics
  • MMY720S – Mine Machinery
  • TEV720S – Technical Valuation [Geostatistics]


Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Musiyarira, H., Pillalamarry, M., Tesh, D., Nikowa, N., Formulating strategic interventions for the coloured gemstone industry in Namibia by utilising the logical framework approach, The Extractive Industries and Society 6 (2019) 1017–1029.
  • Develo, E., Pillalamarry, M., Garab, E., 2016, ‘Improving the ventilation system at Rosh Pinah Zinc Mine’, The Journal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’ Vol, 116, pp. 301-305.
  • Pillalamarry, M., Pathak, K., 2014, ‘Latent Variable Modeling Approach for Assessing Social Impacts of Mine Closure’, Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 4, pp. 573-587.
  • Shimin Liu, Satya Harpalani and Mallikarjun Pillalamarry, 2012, ‘Modeling of Coal Permeability with Continued Methane Production using Laboratory Measurement: Part II-Modeled Results, Fuel, 94, pp. 117-124.
  • Mallikarjun Pillalamarry, Satya Harpalani and Shimin Liu. 2011, ‘Gas Diffusion Behavior of Coal and its Impact on Production from Coalbed Methane Reservoirs’, International Journal of Coal Geology, 86(4), pp. 342-348.
  • P. M. Rao and K. Pathak: 2005, ‘Socio Economic Impacts of Mine Closure: A Case Study using Satellite Imagery’, International Journal of Environmental Studies, 62(5), pp. 555-570.

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