Β Mr. Blessing Taiwo | Mining Engineering| Young Scientist Award

🌟Profile Summary

🌟 Taiwo Blessing Olamide – Mining Engineer and Researcher

Dedicated Mining Engineer with a First Class Honors Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria. As a Mining Technical Specialist at HNF Global Resources Ltd, I honed expertise in mine report writing, blasting operation planning, and research and development. My commitment extends to academia, serving as a Graduate Assistant at the Federal University of Technology Owerri and conducting research in rock mechanics and mineral economics. With a proven track record of academic excellence and practical experience, I am passionate about advancing drilling and blasting operations for enhanced productivity and environmental safety.

🌐Professional Profiles

πŸŽ“ Education 🌍

Bachelor of Engineering, Mining Engineering Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
(2016-2021), First Class Honors, 4.8/5.0, Class Rank: 1 out of 80, Thesis: Application of Artificial Neural Network Technique for Predicting Oversize-Undersize-Mean-size and Development of Optimum Fragmentation Models for Dolomite (Supervised by Professor Babatunde Adebayo). National Diploma, Mineral Resources and Petroleum Engineering
Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria (2013-2015), Distinction, 3.52/4.0, Class Rank: 1 out of 67, Thesis: Geochemical Analysis of Metacarbonate Rock – Case Study of Okpella Marble

πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Experience πŸ’Ό

HNF Global Resources Ltd, Edo State, Nigeria (2015-2023) Mining Technical Specialist Mine Report Writing (Half-year technical report, Exploration Report, Minimum Program Report) Personal Assistance to the CEO Blasting Operation Planning and Supervision Research and Development Mine Safety Management. National Youth Service Corps
(2022-2023) Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State Graduate Assistant at Geology Department Research Assistant (2021-Till Date) Professor Babatunde Adebayo & Prof. Mata Melody Research Group, Mineral Economics and Rock Excavation Optimization Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria Rock Mechanic and Property Test Undergraduate Student Project Supervision Ten Master Students and Three Ph.D. Student Thesis Data Collection and Result Interpretation Journal Manuscript Writing, Review, and Publication Mine Site Visitation and Operation Assessment. Makana Company Limited, Akoko Edo, Edo State, Nigeria (2018-2020) Research/Technical Assistant Mining Operation Supervisor Quarry Manager Research and Development Team Fanalou Nigeria Mining Company, Edo State, Nigeria
(2019-2022) Intern Mine Report Writing (Half-year technical report, Exploration Report, Minimum Program Report) Blast and Haulage Supervision Mine Design and Management Research and Development Team

πŸš€ Research Interests

  • Improvement of Drilling and Blasting Operation for Productivity and Environmental Safety
  • Mine Productivity Improvement
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Mine Design

πŸš€ Seminars/Training/Conferences Attended 🌐

Ghana University of Mines and Technology Biennial International Mining and Mineral 7th Conference
Innovation in Mining and Mineral Processing; Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology August 2nd, 2022, Ghana. 20th Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers Annual General Meeting/International Conference Repositioning the Nigerian Mining Sector for Accelerated National Development October 12th to 16th, 2021, Gombe State, Nigeria. 2019 SEET Conference on Innovation and Adaptive Research in Applied Science and Engineering August 25th to 27th, 2019, Federal University of Technology Akure Auditorium, Ondo State, Nigeria. 2018 SEET Annual Conference on Framework for the Development of Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry October, 2018, Federal University of Technology Akure Auditorium, Ondo State, Nigeria. Seal-Sea Concept Health, 2019 Safety and Environment Training Federal University of Technology Akure. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration FUTA Student Chapter 2019 Training and Technical Workshop

πŸ† Prizes, Awards, and Honours πŸŽ‰

Winner of Imo State NYSC 2022 Batch A Stream One Best Morning Meditation Speech (2022), Senate Annual Award, Best Graduating Student in Mining Engineering Department (2021), Prof. Daniel Gyimah-Mireku Prize for Best Student Graduating Student in Mining Engineering (2021), Geocardinal Engineering Service Ltd Prize for Best Graduating Student in Rock Mechanics (2021), Geocardinal Engineering Service Ltd Prize for Best Graduating Student in Surface Mine Design (2021), Award of Leadership Excellence, SME FUTA Student Chapter (2021), Award of Haulage Project Leadership Excellence, HNF Global Resources Ltd, Edo State, Nigeria (2019), Best Diploma Graduating Student in Mineral Resources Department, Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti (2016)

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Leadership/Extra-Curricular Activities 🌟

Journal Reviewer for Journal of Artificial Intelligence Review (2021-2022), Community Initiative for Rural Dwellers, Ezebodo Community, Imo State (NYSC CDS) (2022), Zonal Secretary of Nigeria Corper’s Christian Fellowship, Imo State Chapter (2022) Sub-Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Corper’s Christian Fellowship, Imo State (2022), Community Evangelism Team Leader, RCCG Province 2, Owerri West (2022), Youth President, Owerri West Nigeria, Umuguma Redeem Christian Church of God (2022), NYSC HIV Vanguard Team (Imo State Nigeria) (2022), Stream One Batch A Platoon Team Leader Assistance (2022), Technical Chairman, SMEFUTA Student Chapter (2021), Field Trip Planning Committee Chairman, FUTA Mining Student 2020 Set (2021), Class Financial Secretary, Federal University of Technology Akure (MNEFUTA) (2021), Committee Chairman, Christ Apostolic Church Campus Fellowship FUTA (2021), Student Guardian and Academic Advisor, CACCF and MNEFUTA (2021), NISOME FUTA Conference Planning Committee (2019), BUA Cement Mining Contract Supervisor, HNF Global Resources Ltd (2015)

πŸŽ“ Professional Courses πŸ“š

BRIMM (101) and BRIMM (103) Introduction to Mineral and Exploration Economics, Mining Education, University of British Columbia (2022), Professional Course Certificate – The University of Sheffield United Kingdom (2021), Course: Technical Report Writing for Engineers, Professional Course Certificate – The Open University United Kingdom (2019), Course: The Earth in My Pocket: Introduction to Geology

🀝 Professional Affiliations πŸ”—

Reviewer – Artificial Intelligence Review Journal (Springer), Nigeria Christian Corper Fellowship (NCCF), Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), Volunteer Member of Nigeria Red Cross (NRCS), Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigeria Society of Mining Engineers (NSME)

πŸ’» Computer Skills πŸ–₯️

WipFrag 4.0, Solar Power and Module Installation, WipFrag Blasting Software, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Dip software, SURPAC, Examine 2D, Mendeley Reference Manager, FLAC 2D

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

1. Enhancing the occupational safety and well-being of mining and construction workers: an application of emotional intelligence training (EIT)
Authors: M.O. Iyanda, B.O. Taiwo, Y. Fissha, et al.
Published in Safety in Extreme Environments (2024)2. Granite Downstream Production Dependent Size and Profitability Assessment: an application of Mathematical-based Artificial Intelligence Model and WipFrag Software
Authors: B.O. Taiwo, V.F. Oluwaseun, M.M. Melodi, S. Mohammed, F. Yewuhalashet, AJ. Victor, AA. Adams, B.O. Olaoluwa, O. Abubakar.
Published in Journal of Mining and Environment (2024)

3. Development of mathematically motivated artificial intelligence models for the prediction of carbonate rock lime saturation factor for cement production
Authors: B.O. Taiwo, M.S. Niaz, O. Akinwale, B.S. Olaoluwa, A.A. Adams.
Published in Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (2023), Volume 127, Part A.

4. Improvement of small-scale dolomite mine blast fragmentation efficiency using hybrid artificial intelligence and soft computing approachesβ€”a case study
Author: B.O. Taiwo
Published in Arab Journal of Geosciences (2023), Volume 16, 668.

5. Assessment of Charge Initiation Techniques Effect on Blast Fragmentation and Environmental Safety: An Application of WipFrag Software
Authors: B.O. Taiwo, Y. Fissha, T. Palangio, A. Palangio, H. Ikeda, N.R. Cheepurupalli, … & Y. Kawamura.
Published in Mining (2023), Volume 3(3), 532-551.

6. Influence of explosive maximum instantaneous charge on blasting environmental impact
Authors: O.Y. Odeyemi, B.O. Taiwo, O. Alaba.
Published in Journal of Sustainable Mining (2023), Volume 22(4), 343.

7. Development of artificial neural network based mathematical models for predicting small scale quarry powder factor for efficient fragmentation coupled with uniformity index model
Authors: B.O. Taiwo, F. Yewuhalashet, B.A. Lateef, O.B. Ogunyemi, V.F. Oluwaseun, O.V. Adediran.
Published in Journal of Artificial Intelligence Review (2023).

8. Assessment of the ground vibration during blasting in mining projects using different computational approaches
Authors: S. Hosseini, J. Khatti, B.O. Taiwo, Y. Fissha, K.S. Grover, H. Ikeda, … & M. Ali.
Published in Scientific Reports (2023), Volume 13, 18582.

9. Improvement of Drill Bit-Button Performance and Efficiency during Drilling: an application of LSTM Model to Nigeria Southwest Mines
Authors: B. Adebayo, B.O. Taiwo, B.T. AFENI, A.O. Raymond, & J.O. Faluyi.
Published in Journal of Mining and Environment (2023), Volume 14(4), 1121-1139.

10. Quarry rock slope stability assessment methods with blast induced effects monitoring in Akoko Edo, Nigeria
Authors: B.O. Taiwo, F. Yewuhalashet, O.B. Ogunyemi, V.A. Babatuyi, E.I. Okobe, E.A. Orhu.
Published in Geological Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering Journal.

Blessing Taiwo | Mining Engineering | Young Scientist Award

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