Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Assistant



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Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Harshit is a Research Assistant in the Mineral, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. His work comprises laboratory experiments, numerical simulation and field study to identify and provide solutions to different geo-mechanical problems present in deep underground mines. His area of research includes-

  • Prediction of rock bursts and gas outbursts in underground mines
  • Laboratory analysis of elastic, mechanical and gas flow properties of rocks
  • Use of Numerical Modeling to optimize underground mine workings
  • Risk Assessment of mines.


Harshit has completed Master of Technology in Mine Safety Engineering from Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, (AcSIR), New Delhi, India and Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering (First position and Institute Silver Medalist) from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Odisha, India.

Harshit was working as a Scientist in the Mining Methods and Design Simulation Research Group at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR), India. He has over four years of experience in underground coal mining research, design of different underground coal mining methods, rock mechanics and ground control, strata control and its management, numerical modelling, mine stability analysis, safety audit and risk assessment of mines.  



Satyendra SK, Harshit A, Awanindra SP, 2017, Rib stability: A way forward for safe coal extraction in India, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, Vol:27, ISSN:2095-2686, Pages:1087-1091


Agrawal H, Durucan S, Cao W, et al., 2019, Evaluation of parameters affecting the energy accumulation in longwall mining, 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association

Cai W, Durucan S, Shi JQ, et al., 2019, Development of fractal-fuzzy evaluation methodology and its application for seismic hazards assessment using microseismic monitoring in coal mining, 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association

Singh DR, Mishra AK, Agrawal H, et al., 2017, Parametric analysis for underground metal mine working stability, Pages:3561-3568

Singh DR, Mishra AK, Agrawal H, et al., 2016, Analysis of un-tensioned fully grouted rock bolt : A case study, International Conference on Recent Advances in Rock Engineering (RARE), ATLANTIS PRESS, Pages:110-117, ISSN:2352-5401

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