Sedat Esen has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry and has worked in a range of open cut metalliferous, quarry and coal mines throughout Australia and overseas.

 Sedat is currently working as an advisor to JKTech. Before that, he worked for Orica Mining Services as a Specialist/Principal Technical Services Engineer until December 2015 (approximately 7 years). He was involved in numerous mining projects which included final wall blasting (wall steepening projects), blast fragmentation, excavator productivity, vibration control, cast blasting, coal loss and blast design services. Before that, he worked at Metso Minerals Process Technology & Innovation at different consulting positions (Mining manager and Process Technology Engineer). At Metso, he participated into numerous greenfield and Mine to Mill projects globally.

He also worked in industry-funded R&D centres globally, namely Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Australia, Swedish Blasting Research Centre in Sweden and Mining Engineering Department in Turkey.

Sedat has a Doctorate in Mining Engineering from JKMRC (University of Queensland, Australia) in 2004. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1994 with a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree and gained his Master of Science degree from the same university in 1996. He has over 25 years of professional experience. He has published over 50 technical papers (in various international conferences and journals) and two theses.

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