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Dr Lewis Meyer

Senior Lecturer in Mining Engineering


Telephone: 01326 253766

Lewis Meyer



Lewis is a chartered mining engineer with 26 years experience in mining, rock mechanics and underground civil construction.

The early part of his career was spent in production minng in Australia and South Africa.

On returning to the United  Kingdom, he competed an MSc before joining a civil engineering consultancy gaining experience in design, project and contract management on various tunnelling projects in London.

Following completion of a PhD in Geomechnics, Lewis spent six years working as a consultant rock mechanics engineer on overseas projects. In 2007 he joined Wardell Armstrong International mining consultancy working on feasibility sudies, techical due diligence and reserve reporting.

Lewis joined the staff on the Camborne School of Mines in 2014  (Education and Scholarship Lecturer) Teaching Geotechnics, Mine Planning and Design.

Introducing Deswik Advanced Mine Planning Software to the undergraduate and masters programmes. 

Insiring the next generation of mine planning engineers.


Lewis has been shortlisted for the Exeter Guide / FXU Teaching Awards - Best Lecturer catagory twice.

Runner-up in the Exeter Guide / FXU Teaching Awards - Best Lecturer catagory in  2016

Shortlisted in the Exeter Guide / FXU Teaching Awards - Best Lecturer catagory in  2018 (top four)

and received a FXU You're Brilliant Award 2018.


Academic Qualifications

BEng Mining Engneering - Camborne School of Mines

MSc Rock Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Newcastle University

PhD  Geomechanics - University of Exeter

PCAP Postgrauate Certificatein in Academic Practice - University of Exeter

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Member of British Tunnelling Society

Member of the Cornish Institute of Engineers

Member of  the Canadian Institute of Mining. Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Aspire Fellowship.



Teaches on  the following modules


CSM2185 Geotechnics

CSM3044 Mining Economics and Design

CSM3332  Feasibility Study

CSMM419 Advanced Mine Planning and Design


CSMM130 Excavation and Geomechanics 

CSMM153 Mine Planning and Design