ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Kai Koosmen

RHD Students


B Eng Civil (Hons 1), M Eng Mining (Mine Mechanics)


  • 2011
    Master of Engineering in Mine Geomechanics, The University of New South Wales, Austrlaia
  • 2008
    Bachelor of Engineering Civil (Honours 1), The University of Newcastle, Australia

Research Interests

  • Mining Geomechanics
  • Slope Stability
  • Groundwater Movement
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Testing


  • Professor Stephen Fityus
  • Conjoint Fellow Dr John Simmons

Research Topic

Reliable Geotechnical Stability Assessment for Waste Dumps Containing Inclusions of Mixed CHPP Fine and Coarse Rejects

Industrial Experience

  • Project Geotechnical Engineer - Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Graduate Geotechnical Engineer - Rio Tinto Coal Australia