Pedram Roghanchi, PhD

Pedram Roghanchi, Ph.D.

Freeport-McMoRan Endowed Assistant Professor

Mineral Engineering


  • Ph.D. Geo-Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA - 2017
  • M.S. Mining Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA - 2013
  • B.S. Mining Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran - 2011

Research Interests

  • Mine Ventilation 
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Current Research Projects

  • NMT Training on Heat Exposure
  • Respirable Coal Mine Dust (RCMD) Research: Characterization, deposition, monitoring, and mitigation of RCMD 
  • Thermal management in hazardous industries
  • Application of drone technology to monitor inaccessible areas in underground mines

Courses Taught

  • ME 340 – Geostatistics and Mineral Evaluation 
  • ME 380 – Mine Systems 
  • ME 440 – Mine Ventilation 

Selected Publications

  • Roghanchi, P., & Kocsis, K. C. (2019). Quantifying the thermal damping effect in underground vertical shafts using the nonlinear autoregressive with external input (NARX) algorithm. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 29(2), 255-262.
  • Sunkpal M., Roghanchi P., Kocsis C.K., (2018) “A Method to Protect Mine Workers in Hot and Humid Climates,” Under review by Journal of Safety and Health at work, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 149-158.
  • Roghanchi, P., & Kocsis, K. C. (2018). Challenges in selecting an appropriate heat stress index to protect workers in hot and humid underground mines. Safety and health at work, 9(1), 10-16.
  • Roghanchi, P., Kocsis, K. C., & Sunkpal, M. (2016). Sensitivity analysis of the effect of airflow velocity on the thermal comfort in underground mines. Journal of sustainable mining, 15(4), 175-180.
  • Roghanchi, P., & Kocsis, K. C. (2017). Improving the climatic conditions in development and production workings of hot underground mines by re-designing the auxiliary ventilation system: a case study. International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 8(4), 280-293.