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Ren, Ting Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Co-Director, Centre for Infrastructure Protection and Mining Safety - University of Wollongong

Overview


Associate Professor Ting Ren is a Mining Engineer and Research Scientist with over 25 years working and research experience in coal mining and safety. His key areas of expertise include fugitive dust control, coal mine gas management, gas drainage, coal mine fire (SPONCOM) prevention and inertisation as well as computational (CFD) modelling and simulations. Ting currently leads a research team of 8 HDR students, three Research Fellows and four visiting fellows/professors. Ting also serves as the Co-Director, Centre of Infrastructure Protection and Mine Safety. 

Ting joined the University of Wollongong in October 2009 and has since then made great contributions to the development and expansion of mining research programs, particularly in areas of mining health and safety. He has been instrumental in industry-driven research projects to address real operational issues and has been successful in attracting significant funding from Industry and ACARP. 

Previously Ting worked for over six (6) years as a Senior Research Engineer and Project Leader with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Ting led and worked on a range of projects supported by ACARP, Mining companies, Australian Government (AGO), US EPA, Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP), and projects funded by companies in South Africa, China, India and New Zealand. Ting also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, where he led and worked on a range of projects supported by European Union (ECSC), UK research councils (EPSRC) and industry. 

Ting is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the UK Engineering Council and a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), a Adjunct Professor of China University of Mining & Technology, Liaoning Technical University and Henan Polytechnic University, China. Ting is the co-editor for the International Journal of Mining Science and Technology.

He was the recipient of the BMA’s (BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance) Health & Safety Award 2009 and CSIRO’s Partnership Excellence Award 2006, and the 2012 Australian Bulk Handling Review Award for his outstanding industry work on dust control.

Research Overview


  • Underground Mining Methods, Green Mining Process, Coal Mine Safety, Coal Mine Gas/Coal Seam Gas/CBM, Gas Drainage and Degasification, Gas Transport in Porous Strata, Mine Fire Control and Inertisation, Spontaneous Combustion of Coal, Mine Dust Control and Mitigation, Computer Modelling and Simulation , Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Mining Applications

Selected Publications


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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Technical and Economic Feasibility of a Multi-Thin-Seam Open Cut Coal Mine Zhao, Liang
    Doctor of Philosophy A new approach to the estimation and characterisation of gas emissions in the life cycle of underground coal mines Booth, Patrick
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Pressure Relief Rule of Protected Coal-Seam in Thin-Protective-Seam Mining Liu, Anxiu
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Gas adsorption and desorption characteristics in relation to gas drainage in underground coal mines Lin, Jia
    Doctor of Philosophy Novel Hybrid FRP Tubular Standing Roof Supports for Long-wall Mining Zhao, Hongchao
    Doctor of Philosophy Study on Energy Storage and Dissipation Associated with Coal Burst Yang, Xiaohan
    Doctor of Philosophy Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Shock Wave Propagation in Advanced Blast Simulator Gan, Edward
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Fugitive Dust Control in the Underground Mines. Qiao, Ming

Keywords


  • underground-mining-methods, green-mining-process, coal-mine-safety, gas-drainage, degasification, gas-transport-in-porous-strata, mine-fire-control-and-inertisation, spontaneous-combustion-of-coal, mine-dust-control-and-mitigation, computer-modelling-and-simulation

Research Overview


  • Underground Mining Methods, Green Mining Process, Coal Mine Safety, Coal Mine Gas/Coal Seam Gas/CBM, Gas Drainage and Degasification, Gas Transport in Porous Strata, Mine Fire Control and Inertisation, Spontaneous Combustion of Coal, Mine Dust Control and Mitigation, Computer Modelling and Simulation , Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Mining Applications

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Technical and Economic Feasibility of a Multi-Thin-Seam Open Cut Coal Mine Zhao, Liang
    Doctor of Philosophy A new approach to the estimation and characterisation of gas emissions in the life cycle of underground coal mines Booth, Patrick
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Pressure Relief Rule of Protected Coal-Seam in Thin-Protective-Seam Mining Liu, Anxiu
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Gas adsorption and desorption characteristics in relation to gas drainage in underground coal mines Lin, Jia
    Doctor of Philosophy Novel Hybrid FRP Tubular Standing Roof Supports for Long-wall Mining Zhao, Hongchao
    Doctor of Philosophy Study on Energy Storage and Dissipation Associated with Coal Burst Yang, Xiaohan
    Doctor of Philosophy Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Shock Wave Propagation in Advanced Blast Simulator Gan, Edward
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Fugitive Dust Control in the Underground Mines. Qiao, Ming

Keywords


  • underground-mining-methods, green-mining-process, coal-mine-safety, gas-drainage, degasification, gas-transport-in-porous-strata, mine-fire-control-and-inertisation, spontaneous-combustion-of-coal, mine-dust-control-and-mitigation, computer-modelling-and-simulation
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