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Dr Lewis Meyer

Senior Lecturer in Mining Engineering

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Lewis Meyer


Lewis is a chartered mining engineer with  32 years experience in mining, rock mechanics and underground civil construction.

The early part of his career was spent in production mining in Australia and Southern 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 Geomechanics, 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.

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

Inspiring 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 and 2019.

Academic Qualifications

  • BEng Mining Engineering - Camborne School of Mines
  • MSc Rock Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Newcastle University
  • PhD  Geomechanics - University of Exeter
  • PCAP Postgraduate Certificatein in Academic Practice - University of Exeter

Professional Bodies 

  • Chartered Engineer
  • 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.

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Teaches on the following modules


CSM2185 Geotechnics                                                         (Module Lead)

CSM2186  Surface mining and mine Transport          

CSM3044 Mining Economics and Design

CSM3332 Feasibiliy Study

CSMM419 Advanced Mine Planning and Design                 (ModuleLead)


CSMM130 Excavation and Geomechanics                         (ModuleLead)

CSMM153 Mine lannig and Design                                     (ModuleLead)

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