Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Visiting Researcher



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Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Agrawal is a highly accomplished and versatile professional with a strong background in mining engineering, data science and research. He is currently a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College London. He played a pivotal role in designing and setting up laboratory-scale geothermal wells for high-pressure high-temperature testing, as well as managing a state-of-the-art laboratory for characterisation experiments in carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, and underground mining. His contributions include developing a probabilistic risk assessment framework for forecasting rock bursts and gas outbursts in underground coal mining, as well as designing advanced numerical modelling workflows to enhance safety and production efficiency.

Working as a Consultant in the UK, Harshit has demonstrated expertise in leading and delivering complex projects for global mining companies. He has successfully collaborated with diverse stakeholders across geographies, streamlined data availability, and developed dashboards for optimised data analysis and decision-making. He has also gained valuable experience as a Scientist in India. He successfully developed a methodology for extracting thick coal seams and secured significant funding for research projects.

Harshit holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering from Imperial College London, where he was supervised by Prof. Sevket Durucan. He also holds a Master of Technology in Mine Safety Engineering with Honours from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research in India, where he achieved the first rank and a Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering with Honours from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in India, where he was the department topper and Institute Silver Medallist.

In addition to his academic and professional achievements, he has received numerous accolades and is an active member of prestigious organisations in the mining and engineering fields. He has a strong publication record and has served as a peer reviewer for several SCI-indexed journals. Harshit is a member of prestigious organisations such as the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), USA.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Harshit has demonstrated leadership and social responsibility through involvement in extracurricular activities. He has served as the President of several clubs and has also mentored refugee entrepreneurs. He has also contributed as a subject matter expert and technical committee member for the Global Mining Guidelines (GMG) Group.

With a diverse skill set encompassing cloud computing, coding, data analysis, mining, numerical simulation, oil & gas, research, and risk assessment, Harshit is well-equipped to make significant contributions to the field of mining engineering and data science. His proficiency in software such as FLAC3D, GoldSim, Isatis, Machine Learning, MATLAB, Microsoft Office Suite, Power BI, and Python further enhances his capabilities.

Harshit is a motivated and dedicated professional with a passion for innovation and problem-solving. His strong academic background, extensive industry experience, and commitment to excellence make him an ideal candidate for research and leadership roles in academia, industry, and consulting.



Agrawal H, Durucan S, Cao W, et al., 2024, Analytical estimation of strain energy accumulation in retreating longwall mining and sensitivity analysis using the orthogonal testing method, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol:57, ISSN:0723-2632, Pages:2829-2945

Agrawal H, Durucan S, Cao W, et al., 2023, Rockburst and gas outburst forecasting using a probabilistic risk assessment framework in longwall top coal caving faces, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol:56, ISSN:0723-2632, Pages:6929-6958

Jahanbakhsh A, Liu Q, Mosleh MH, et al., 2021, An investigation into co2–brine–cement–reservoir rock interactions for wellbore integrity in co2 geological storage, Energies, Vol:14, ISSN:1996-1073, Pages:1-20


Agrawal H, Durucan S, Cao W, et al., 2021, Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Rock Bursts and Excessive Gas Emissions in Longwall Top Coal Caving Mining

Jahanbakhsh A, Bajwa JH, Farooqui NM, et al., 2021, Multi-scale investigation of caprock-cement integrity for CO<inf>2</inf> storage

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