Since the beginning of my professional work, I have been cooperating with companies extracting minerals in the earth’s crust, supporting them in observing, interpreting and predicting rock mass and surface displacement and deformation. These studies are aimed at proposing a strategy of preventive actions that minimize the anticipated effects of human activity in the rock mass. The developed research methods, research workshops and experience allow not only to assess the threats, but also the risks related to investments on the surface. Although the mentioned research areas based on the geodetic and remote sensing measurements methods, on the other hand, I used to also the mathematical modelling and GIS (geographic information systems) for prediction of the land subsidence. Over the last several years, together with my PhD students, I have been developing artificial intelligence methods (fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks) in applications for research on surface movements caused by human activity.
We do use those approaches together with the entire Land Subsidence and Hazard Mitigation Research Group in our research and cooperation with the local governments, industry and other scientific organizations.
I have taken part in more than 200 projects for the industry and other scientific bodies. Some of them are listed below.
Analysis of subsidence phenomena outside the forecast areas of influence of active and recently closed coal mines of RAG AG
Technical University Clausthal/Germany, 4GIS Cracow, Poland, Team Member, 2014-2018
Computer system development for land subsidence, building damage assessment and cartography management (SIOT) for the copper ore mining industry in KGHM “Polska Miedz” S.A.
Intergraph/Hexagon Geospatial Poland, Team Member, 2004-2007
Prediction of surface subsidence for salt rock mass (Salt Mine Asse)
Forschungszentrum fuer Umwelt und Gesundheit Muenchen (GSF), Dresden/Germany, Guest Researcher, 2004-2006
Development of a new mathematical model of the influence of mining on the surface of LGOM (Legnica-Glogow Copper Mining Area) based on the theory of Knothe – Budryk; Stage I and II
Research project KGHM „Polska Miedz S.A.”, AGH UST Project no. 126.96.36.199, Principal Investigator, 1997-1998
Database project for implementation and supervision of directional drilling
Research project for Bohrgesellschaft Rhein Ruhr AG. Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Principal Investigator, 1992-1993.
The alternative computational model for estimation of the barrier – rock-mass at toxic and radioactive waste material storage in deep geologic formations
Technische Universität Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, Ministry of Higher Education and Arts of Lower Saxony, Germany, Team Member, 1990-1993
Investigations for the selection and determination of the rock-mass parameters and parameter functions necessary for the prediction of rock and land subsidence
Technische Universität Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, Team Member, 1990-1992