Hyam Rubinstein aiming to commercialise innovative tool for mine design

Professor Hyam Rubinstein from the School of Mathematics and Statistics is currently seeking funding to develop and commercialise a new tool for optimising the design of open cut mines.

The promising tool is based on an algorithm he developed together with PhD student Juan Yarmuch, and development of the tool is being led by AMIRA International ­– a member-based organisation of minerals companies and suppliers which develops, brokers and facilitates collaborative research projects.

Professor Rubinstein has trialled the tool on existing mines, with very promising results. His impending visit to Perth to meet with mining company representatives was reported in the Mining Monthly.

Professor Rubinstein’s main research interests are low dimensional topology, minimal surfaces (combinatorial and smooth), differential geometry and shortest network design, especially applied to underground mining.