Dr. Eduardo Córdova
Eduardo has a Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering (University of Utah), and a Civil Mining Engineer (University of Santiago de Chile), he specializes in the development, analysis and reportability of advanced numerical finite element models for open pit and underground mines, geological / structural modeling, analysis and visualization of 3D information, and implementation of new technologies in mining. He has participated in modeling projects for Anglo American (Los Bronces Underground), BHP Escondida (Escondida, Los Colorados, Pampa Norte, Escondida Deep), Codelco (Nuevo Nivel Mina), PUCOBRE (Punta del Cobre, Granate), Haldeman (Sagasca), Minera 3 Valles (MTV), Los Andes Copper (Vizcachitas). He participates in academia, as an adjunct professor in the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Utah and worked as a full-time professor for the Department of Mining at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) until December 2022. He currently teaches the Underground Mining class at PUC.
Dr. Ernesto Villaescusa
Ernesto has over 25 years of applied research experience. He has worked with mining houses such as MIM Holdings, Noranda, WMC Resources, Peñoles, Minera Autlan, CODELCO, BHP Billiton, Placer Dome Asia Pacific, and Normandy to develop guidelines for effective underground mining leading to the safe, economical extraction of ore. For the past 16 years, he has served as professor of mining geomechanics at the Western Australian School of Mines, where he has secured over $21 million of industry-funded mining research income, supervised over 30 masters and 10 Ph.D student theses, and been appointed to an industry chair in mining rock mechanics.
Dr. Daniel Carrizo
Daniel is a senior geologist, Ph.D. in geological science. 13 years of experience conducting consulting projects in the mining industry and scientific studies of geology and geophysics applied to Andean tectonics. Its primary skills lie in developing structural and tectono-metallogenic models for different mineralized systems, mainly in Chile and in mining projects in Peru, Mexico, and Russia. He has produced more than 30 applied projects that have generated fundamental changes in the strategy, processes, and results of the structural characterization in mining. He has published 26 papers in main journals (Web of Science), with an impact factor of H19, he was director of study groups with international scientific recognition and collaboration, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching development at different universities in Chile.
Alejandro is a Mining Engineer graduated from prestigious Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH) he has also a Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship which is a perfect match with is job as a senior blasting consultant for his own company FERRADA BLAST. He also works as Professor at the Mining Engineering program at Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile and acts as International Director of the Latin American Chamber of Lithium and active member of the Chilean Small Miners Gremial Association. Alejandro has over 16 years working in Drilling & Blasting consultancy throughout Latin America.
Andrés is a Mining Civil Engineer from Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He has 18 years of professional experience and has mainly worked in the Geological Resource Estimation area. He began his career as a consultant at Mine Development Associates (MDA) in Reno, USA, and later relocated to Chile to work for SRK, where he worked on resource estimation projects for Fe, Cu, Au, Ag, Iodine and Limestone deposits, such as Proyecto Ester, Carmen Paulina, Los Calatos Peru, Las Mollacas, Talcuna, Patricia, Cielo Azul in Uruguay, Elisa, Torito Sur and others. He has conducted audits on databases and resource estimations, as well as on the design and planning of mining projects. He has taught training courses on the Surpac software, which he has been using for approximately 12 years. He also has experience with other software, such as Gemcom, Isatis, Minesched and GSLIB.