Mohan Yellishetty

Assoc Professor

  • 23 College Walk, 60

    3800 Clayton



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Personal profile


Dr Yellishetty possesses two decades of promising research and altruistic academic career in Australia, USA and India which enabled me to develop a broad skills base in all aspects of the mining cycle. He has been involved with mining education for nearly two decades and conducted a fair amount of research in this discipline. His research and academic work experience at Monash University and CSIRO, Australia, Yale University, USA and IIT Bombay, India have provided him with the opportunity to undertake high quality research work and to contribute significantly to mining engineering discipline and publish widely in reputed high impact journals. 

His teaching philosophy combines a solid theoretical background backed by real-world examples, through integration of field-based, project-based and hands-on learning experiences for his students. He pioneered the use of a variety of pedagogical practices, such developing industry-centric curriculum and industry-based learning to achieve effective teaching-learning outcomes that not only contributed to the strong student engagement, but have prepared the students for employment within the Australian and the global mining industry.

His teaching and research (both discipline specific and pedagogical) are mutually informing, complementary and inseparable. He strongly believe that excellence in teaching involves constantly re-evaluating what and how he am teaching, and continually striving for the most creative and effective methods to maximize student learning and student success.

He has been recognized as one of the leading experts in the area of ‘sustainable mineral resources’. His discipline research focuses around the following areas: 

  • Mine rehabilitation and closure 
  • Sustainability frameworks/tools and their application mining industry 

Industrial ecology, life cycle thinking, substance flow and material flow analysis 

  • Resources and environmental geotechnical engineering
  • Critical and strategic mineral supply chains and assessment
  • Work Integrated Learning Pedagogy

External positions

Member, o International Advisory Board & Governing Council , Amity University

2018 → …

 Honorary Research Fellow, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing


Research area keywords

  • Mining engineering
  • Mine rehabilitation
  • Critical Minerals
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Mine closure
  • Mine waste management
  • Tailings management


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