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Engineering geologist

Alan Russell Bye, Zimbabwean engineering geologist. Achievements include design of and development of a gabion retaining wall for construction of open pit ramps; development and application of a 3D geotechnica model for mining optimization. Named Top Graduating Engineering Geologist, SRK Consulting Engineers, 1997; recipient Haughton award, Geological Society of South Africa, 1997, Full Study Bursary, Anglo American Platinum, 1994-1996.

Background

Bye, Alan Russell was born on June 18, 1975 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Son of Gerald Russell and Gillian Bye.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology and Hydrology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 1995. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Geology, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1996. Master of Science in Engineering Geology, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1999.

Postgraduate, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, since 2000.

Career

Mine geologist Anglo Platinum, Mokopane, South Africa, 1997—1998, senior geologist South Africa, 1999, project engineer South Africa, 2000, operations manager South Africa, since 2001. Consultant SRK Consultant Engineers, Johannesburg, 2000. Part-time lecturer Witwatersrand University, School of Mining Engineering, Johannesburg, since 2002.

Presenter and key note speaker in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include design of and development of a gabion retaining wall for construction of open pit ramps. Development and application of a 3D geotechnica model for mining optimization.

Membership

Fellow: Geological Society of London. Member: International Association Engineering Geologists, South African Institute of Engineering Geologists (associate).

Connections

father:
Gerald Russell

mother:
Gillian Bye