Dr Amir Bijan Yasrebi

Honorary Research Fellow



B.Sc. in Mining engineering, 2004, Islamic Azad University of Tehran-South Branch, Iran.

M.Sc. in Mining engineering, 2007, Islamic Azad University of Tehran-South Branch, Iran.

PhD in Earth Resources, 2015, University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines, Penryn, UK.

Executive Business English, 2008, International House of London.

Reservoir Modelling, Risk and Uncertainty, 2010, UK.  

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods, 2011, Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA.

Mining and Mineral Processing Optimisation, 2011, Whittle Consulting Co.

Tectonomagmatic Controls on Porphyry and Epithermal Mineralisation, 2015, Tehran, Iran.

Sampling Theory, Sampling Practices and Their Economic Impact, 2016, Colorado School of Mines, USA.

Research Background

Assessment and Evaluation of Aghdareh Gold Mine in Takab, West Azerbaijan, Iran (BSc Thesis).

Determination of an Optimised Cut-off Grade in Sarcheshme Copper Mine Using Non-Linear Programming (MSc Seminar).

Determining and Analysis of the Methodologies for Final Pit Design of Esfordi Phosphate Open Pit Mine (MSc Thesis).

Determination of an Ultimate Pit Limit Utilising Fractal Modelling to Optimise NPV (PhD Thesis).


My name is Amir Bijan Yasrebi and obtained my BSc and MSc in Excavation Mining Engineering in Iran and my PhD in Earth Resources from Camborne School of Mines/University of Exeter, United Kingdom. I believe that the speedy trend of world-wide changes, complexity of the globalisation process and the reduction of natural resources mainly agricultural and environmental as well as minerals and energy on one hand and the interest of the large multinational investing corporations on the other hand necessitate proper management of resources and consumption. Hence, the need for scientific research and the application of new management methodologies in order to identify mineral deposits and mine them as economically as possible is essential. My familiarity with the technical issues of geoscience-based knowledge regarding management techniques, economics, finance/resource management and methodologies for future-oriented analysis of concepts and issues has directed me towards my visions and enabled me to achieve my professional goals to pursue higher research in this kind of industry.


2011: Travel fund by Cornish Institution of Engineers.

2011: Workshop funded by Whittle Consulting Co.

2012: Travel grant funded by the University of Exter for participation in SGEM Conference, Bulgaria.

2013: Stanley Elmore Fellowship Fund by Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, IOM3.

2014: Stanley Elmore Fellowship Fund by Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, IOM3.


I am fascinated with numerical and experimental modelling of hydraulic fracturing to enhance the recovery of hydrocarbons from unconventional reservoirs.

My principal research interests lie in the field of geostatistical and fractal/multifractal modelling, 3D geological modelling of ore deposits, delineation of geochemical populations as well as geomechanical societies within a petroleum reservoir. I am currently investigating the impact of geostatistical modeling in geosciences using the latest simulation and factor analysis techniques.

My research plans are to build on the foundations of my knowledge to further develop models and tools in conjunction with geochemical exploration in different types of ore deposits as well as recognition of geomechanical properties within petroleum reservoir (reservoir characterisation). I have a particular expertise and interest in the regulation of mineral deposit and feasibility studies from a sustainability perspective.

Now looking to build on my extensive range of technical skills within a suitably challenging role. Keen to achieve further professional development in my research and contribute to the academic societies.

Research Interests

Application of geostatistics for 3D modelling with respect to mineral deposits and geomechanical recognition of petroleum reservoir.

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) via extended finite element method (XFEM) in order to simulate and model the fracturing process.


Geomathematics (Mathematical Modelling, Simulation, Data Analysis, Mathematical and Numerical Methods)

Mineral Resource Management.

Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods for Mining, Oil and Gas Projects.