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Ren, Ting Professor

Professor and Deputy Head (Research)

  • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Research Coordinator, Minerals and Resources Engineering - University of Wollongong
  • Cluster Chair (Engineering), Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) -

Overview


Professor Ting Ren is a Mining Engineer and Research Scientist with over 30 years working and research experience in coal mining and safety. His key areas of expertise and research lie in Mining Engineering and Mine Safety including mine dust mitigation, coal mine gas management, mine fire and spontaneous combustion (SPONCOM) prevention and inertisation as well as computational (CFD) modelling and simulations. 

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 over 3.0 million dollars from Industry and ACARP. He has worked on industry projects for many mining companies including BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), Anglo American (Anglo Coal), Centennial Coal, Peabody Energy, Glencore, JOY Global and Caterpillar Global Mining.  Dr Ren also served as Expert Witness for the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry,  the Senate Select Committee, Australian Government on Health in the investigation of Black Lung or Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (CWP) re-emergence in coal miners in Australia, and invited expert on dust monitoring and control practices by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, USA.

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 has been involved in many industry driven projects. He led and worked on  projects supported by ACARP, Mining companies, Australian Government (AGO), US EPA, Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP), and projects funded by global mining companies in South Africa, China, India and New Zealand. Before joining CSIRO, Ting also worked as a Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer 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), Adjunct Professor of China University of Mining & Technology,  China. Ting is the co-editor for the International Journal of Mining Science and Technology (IF 3.9).

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 (Integrated) Fugitive Dust Control in the Underground Mines. Qiao, Ming
    Doctor of Philosophy Full-Life Cycle Design for Hybrid FRP-Concrete Tubular Pile Wu, Guanzheng
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Lightweight Composite Porous Blast Barriers Using the Advanced Blast Simulator Soon Sien, Soon Sien
    Doctor of Philosophy Water infusion effect on mechanical behaviour and burst potential of Australian coals and coal measure rocks under quasi-static and dynamic loading. Tan, Lihai
    Doctor of Philosophy The nanoporous structure of coal rock and gas migration properties for gas management Li, Zhongbei

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


Impact Story


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Fugitive Dust Control in the Underground Mines. Qiao, Ming
    Doctor of Philosophy Full-Life Cycle Design for Hybrid FRP-Concrete Tubular Pile Wu, Guanzheng
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Lightweight Composite Porous Blast Barriers Using the Advanced Blast Simulator Soon Sien, Soon Sien
    Doctor of Philosophy Water infusion effect on mechanical behaviour and burst potential of Australian coals and coal measure rocks under quasi-static and dynamic loading. Tan, Lihai
    Doctor of Philosophy The nanoporous structure of coal rock and gas migration properties for gas management Li, Zhongbei

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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