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Mr. Richard Gyebuni


Faculty Training Officer


Mining Engineering

Research Interest


Research interests include Mine Feasibility Studies, Mine Planning and Design, Corporate Social Responsibility Management, Mine Management and Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

A lecturer and a PhD candidate at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Ghana. He obtained his MPhil and BSc from UMaT, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana respectively. He has ten years’ experience in surface mining operations with expertise in fleet management and production optimisation, occupational health, safety and environmental management, mine construction and dewatering, grade control and production planning, load and haul, and drill and blast.

MPhil (Mining Engineering)
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
University of Mines and Technology
University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
GNPC Mining Professional Chair Research Scholarship, UMaT
  1. Gyebuni, R., Ziggah, Y. Y. and Mireku-Gyimah, D (2022), "A novel risk-adjusted discount rate methodology for mine economic evaluation – a case study", Int. J. Mining and Mineral Engineering, 13 2, 162-184

  2. Gyebuni, R., Ziggah, Y. Y. and Mireku-Gyimah, D (2022), "A Risk-Free Discount Rate Prediction Model for Mineral Project Evaluation Using a Hybrid Discrete Wavelet Transform and Artificial Neural Network", Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2022 , 1-13

  3. Gyebuni, R., Ansah K. O. and Mireku-Gyimah (2022), "A Geoeconomic Planning and Evaluation Model for Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana", Ghana Mining Journal, 22 1, 15-28

  4. Mireku-Gyimah, D. and Gyebuni, R. (2019), "Can Capital Injection Make Challenged Gold Projects in Ghana Economically Viable? –A Case Study", Ghana Mining Journal, 19 1, 42-48

Combined FAHP objectised risk premium and DWT-ANN predicted risk-free rate for economic evaluation of mineral projects
Mineral Project Evaluation
Computer Applications in Mining I
Mine Planning and Design
Surface and underground Mine Management
Mine Economic and Financial Evaluation
Basic Principles in Mining
Basic Mine Machinery
Operations Superintendent
Mine Superintendent