PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
"Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience"  ― Albert Einstein

2008-2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Mining Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

Selected Projects

  • Investigation of the use of quarry dust as construction material.
  • Investigation of the cause of natural deaths at work place in coal mining industry.
  • Mine closure planning – A case study.




2014
​(1 year)

Opertions Manager

Kaniha Opencast Project
Coal India Limited, India

  • Introduced and implemented geo-fencing technology to ensure zero pilferage of coal as a pilot project. In October, 2015 the company decided to implement it in all the 431 coal mines it is currently operating.
  • Established and led a team of 120 employee responsible for dispatch of 4 million tonnes of coal through road network and streamlined the existing system for dispatch of 6 million tonnes of coal through railway network. Achieved 180% growth in the year 2014.
  • Outsourced the loading and transporting of coal from the mine pit to the railway siding and subsequent loading into the wagons and saved the company $4 million as compared to previous year contract.





Project Management
Operations Management
Contract Management
Team Management
Supply-Chain Management

2014
​(1 year)

Environmental Project Manager | EHS Manager

Kaniha Opencast Project
Coal India Limited, India

  • Additional responsibility as Project Head (Environment Division)
  • Oversaw a team of 30 employees assigned to specific crews for monitoring air quality in and around the mines and water quality discharged from the mines.
  • Ensured maintaining air quality and water quality as per law and acted as the point of contact for the company to the State Pollution Control Board.
  • Facilitated development of Environmental Impact Assessment report to apply for project expansion to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.





Environmental Management System
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Compliance
​Regulatory Compliance
Team Management

2012-2013
​(1 year
6 months)

Project Safety Manager | EHS Manager

Nandira Underground Mines
Coal India Limited, India

  • Implemented Safety Management System in the project.
  • Addressed all safety concerns in the project and ensured regulatory compliance related to safety.
  • Developed and formulated safe-working procedures for various operations tailored to the project. The project achieved zero fatal/serious accident in the year 2012 and 2013.
  • Facilitated compliance of ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 in the project.
  • Coordinated with all the department to ensure implementation of the standards and conducted training sessions for employees related to safety and compliance of standards.
  • Conducted quarterly inspection and provided each department with non-compliance list and feedback for improvement.
  • Procured safety items for the project as per company guidelines.


Risk Assessment & Management
Safety Management System
Risk Assessment & Management
Risk based Inspections
Contract Management
E-Procurement
Environment Health and Safety
Regulatory Compliance
Standards Compliance
Training and Development​

2011-2012
​(1 years)

Production Shift Manager

Nandira Underground Mines
Coal India Limited, India

  • Planned daily mining operations and optimization of resources for increased efficiency and safety.
  • Ensured safety of all the workers during the mining operations. Inspected various sections of the mines for safety compliance.
  • Oversaw a team of 220 employee involved in various operations related to production in an eight hour shift. Achieved 106 % of the targeted production.​​





Production Planning
Team Management
Safety Management
Regulatory Compliance

2010-2011
​(1 years)

Management Trainee

Hingula Opencast Project
Coal India Limited, India

  • Under guidance, my responsibilities included daily production planning, manpower distribution and handling safety requirements.
  • Studied operation of shovel-dumper combination to improve efficiency and productivity​​
Production Planning
Safety Management
Research
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
"Things learnt through experience stays with you forever"

Summer 2016​

Graduate Intern

Global Programs
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

  • Facilitated with planning and management of International Student Orientation for international students.
  • Developed International Student Orientation Guide in the Penn State Life Mobile App for new international students and parents containing the schedule for the orientation and other helpful resources to navigate through first few weeks at Penn State.
  • Designed and edited the student and orientation leader guidebooks, flyers for various events.
  • Planned social activities for new incoming international students and parents for the orientation week.




Planning and Management
Mobile App Development
Writing and Editing

Summer 2015

Orientation Leader

International Student Orientation
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

  • Facilitated small group discussion on subjects including transition issues, diversity and inclusion, and responsible decision making.
  • Presented information to students on education planning, including academic requirements, academic goal setting, and exploring academic majors.
  • Responded to questions from students about university life using personal experiences.





Leadership
Time Management
Interpersonnel Skills
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
"Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing."  ― Wernher von Braun
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE​​
"Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing."  ― Wernher von Braun

2015-Present

Research Assistant

Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

​Research mainly focuses on the subject of safety, health, economic, and environmental risks and regulatory policies related to them.

Selected Projects

  • Hydraulic fracturing proppant selection decision analysis and particulate exposure risk.
  • Policy change in coal mining: Compariosn and efectiveness on reducing accidents in United States and Australia.
  • Estimation of Coal Mine Roof Rating (CMRR) from the data collected by a special borehole probe or Instrumented Roof Bolter and its visualization using Carlson.
  • Influence of methane hydrates on peaking of fossil fuel production.


Geomechanics Lab

  • Examine the samples received from various clients and contact the clinets in case there are any issues with the received samples.
  • Perform Rock Mechanics/ Abrasivity tests​, including Rock Moduli, Uniaxial Compressive Strength, Brazilian Tensile Strength, Punch Penetration Test, and Slake Durability Test.
  • Prepare reports of the tests conducted for the clients.







2008-2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Mining Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

Selected Projects

  • Investigation of the use of quarry dust as construction material.
  • Investigation of the cause of natural deaths at work place in coal mining industry.
  • Mine closure planning – A case study.




TEACHING EXPERIENCE
"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." ― Phil Collins

2008-2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Mining Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

Selected Projects

  • Investigation of the use of quarry dust as construction material.
  • Investigation of the cause of natural deaths at work place in coal mining industry.
  • Mine closure planning – A case study.




2015 - 2016

Teaching Assistant

Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

SPRING 2016
Rock Mechanics (MNG 331)

  • Prepared and conducted selected lectures and provided guidance to students in the class.
  • Demonstrated various rock mechanics test and provided guidance to students during the lab sessions.
  • Ensured compliance of safe operating procedures and lab safety by the students.
  • Graded course assignment and lab report and provided feedback to students.​​​​

SPRING 2015
Drilling Laboratory (PNG 451)

  • Conducted lab demonstrations and provided guidance to the students during lab sessions (3 Sections)
  • Designed the quizzes and lab exams.​
  • Graded the lab reports and the quizes and provided feedback to students.



2012-2014
​(2 years)

Training Instructor

Coal India Limited, India

  • Facilitated in organizing internal training course for the employees of various departments.​
  • Conducted trainings on ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standard.





2007-2008
​(1 year)

Volunteer Tutor

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

  • Taught 8th and 9th grade Mathematics and English to rural high school students​.