Engineering and Information Sciences


Jan Nemcik

Esteem Factors


Member of Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy

Current Positions:

Senior Lecturer of Mining Engineering


" PhD degree in Mining Engineering (Mine Geomechanics), University of Wollongong, 2003.
" ME (Hons) degree in Mining Engineering (Mine Geomechanics), University of Wollongong, 1990.
" BE (Hons) degree in Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 1984.

Research Interests:

Key Research Areas:
" Stability of Spoil piles
" Geotechnical measurements and instrumentation for underground excavations.
" Stress distribution and rock failure about underground openings.
" Numerical modelling of underground excavations.
" Numerical modelling of the longwall powered supports and their influence on strata behaviour at/ahead of the moving coal mining longwall face.
" Evaluation of the longwall powered supports and their suitability to mine in variable ground.
" Polymer-based alternative to steel mesh for coal mine strata reinforcement

Professional Activities:

" Curriculum review of the future mining engineering subjects at the University of Wollongong.
" Presentations of the state-of-art knowledge, techniques and industry practice at the universities and TAFE colleagues.
" Publication of the booklets for tertiary education and the industry training.

Research Students

  • Marzieh Rajabi : Effects of constitutive model on the stability analysis of roadway tunnels of coal mines
  • Ahmed Sultan : Behaviour of Reactive Powder Concrete Circular Columns Incorporating Steel Fibres under Different Loading Conditions
  • Libin Gong : CNS Behaviour of Rock Joints Infilled with compacted Sediments
  • - Saurav : Numerical Modelling of Thin Spray-on Liners to Investigate their Properties for Mining Applications
  • Patrick Booth : A new approach to the estimation and characterisation of gas emissions in the life cycle of underground coal mines
  • Anxiu Liu : Pressure Relief Rule of Protected Coal-Seam in Thin-Protective-Seam Mining
  • Guanyu Yang : The Behaviour of Cable Bolt on Various Shearing Test Apparatus
  • Jia Lin : Gas adsorption and desorption characteristics in relation to gas drainage in underground coal mines