Areas of interest

Rock and Soil Engineering

Dr. Elmo graduated from the University of Portsmouth (UK) with a B.Eng (Hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, followed by a PhD in Geomechanics from the University of Exeter (UK). He spent two and a half years as a postdoctoral fellow At Simon Fraser University in Vancouver working under the supervision of Prof. Stead. There is no doubt that working with Prof. Stead has positively shaped his career. He joined the NBK Institute of Mining Engineering in 2021, where he teaches and researches in the field of engineering geology and rock engineering. His main areas of research include advanced numerical modelling of rock engineering problems, mining methods and discrete fracture network models. Recently he has been researching applications of information theory, machine learning and engineering philosophy to rock engineering, with a focus on the cognitive biases that are associated with inductive forms of engineering design.