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Dr Nixon Saw

Dr Nixon Saw Dr Nixon Saw
Position Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Dept of Mining Eng & Metallurgical Eng
Campus Kalgoorlie Campus
Location 703.3111
Phone 08 9088 6099
Fax 08 9088 6151
Email H.Saw@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Dr. Nixon (Hla Aye) Saw is a senior research fellow from Western Australian School of Mines. Prior to joining WASM in March 2005, he worked in Singapore as a geotechnical engineer for 6 years. He obtained his bachelor degree in Geology from University of Yangon, Myanmar and his M.Sc. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand and PhD. in Mining Geomechanics from Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University of Technology.  His current research interests are “Mine backfill strength and deformability” and “Early strength of shotcrete”. He is also certified gemmologist.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Member of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)

Member of International Society for Rock Mechanics

Member of Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

Member of Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce 

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Employment History

October 2008 - Present                      

- Senior Research Fellow, Western Australian School of Mines

March 2005 - September 2008           

                    - Research Associate,Western Australian School of Mines

January 2004 - January 2005              

                    - Site Enginee,TOA CORPORATION, Singapore

April 1996 - August 1997                    

                   - Geotechnical Engineer, ECON GEOTECH Pte.LTD.,  Singapore. 

 

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Teaching

 

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Research Project Supervised (Awarded): 

 Yee Shung Chong, 2016. Correlation between Yield Stress and Slump Measurement for Polymer Fibre-Reinforced Concrete, Curtin University of Technology, 80p.

Jiaxu Wang, 2016. Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Cemented Paste Fill with the addition of aggregates, Curtin University of Technology, 47p.

Bowen Zhang, 2016. Strength Optimisation for Cement Rock Fill by Addition of Tailings, Curtin University of Technology, 62p.

 

Completed Research Reports

 

1.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2006). Research on cemented paste fill optimisation for Gosowong gold project, north of Maluku, Indonesia. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

2.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2006). Research on mechanical properties of Argo underground gold mine cemented paste fill. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

3.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2006). Report on mineralogical and chemical analysis of cemented paste fill for Lanfranchi nickel mines. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

4.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2006). Materials characterisation and strength testing on Osborne mines tailings for potential cemented paste fill application. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

5.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2007). Research on cemented paste fill optimisation for Agnew gold mine. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

6.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2007). Research on mechanical properties of cemented paste fill for GHD Pty Ltd. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

7.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2008). Research on paste fill optimisation using general purpose cement. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

8.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2008). Research on cemented aggregate  fill optimisation for Jaguar base metals project. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

9.         Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2008). Research on cemented paste fill optimisation for Jabal Sayid copper project. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School fo Mines.

10.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2008). Research on cemented paste fill optimisation for Belleisle gold mine. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

11.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2009). Research on cemented hydraulic fill optimisation for golden grove mine. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

12.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2009). Research on cemented paste fill optimisation for BHP Builliton Cannington mine. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

13.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2010). Research on cemented rock fill (CRF) strength optimisation for Wattle Dam gold mine. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

14.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2010). Research on potential cemented paste fill (CPF) application for Three Mile Hill project. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

15.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2010). Research on cemented rock fill (CRF) strength optimisation for Cosmos nickel mine. Kalgoorlie: Western Australian School of Mines.

16.       Saw, H., Villaescusa, E., Windsor, C., Thompson, A. G. (2010). Early Strength of Shotcrete - Research project up date and further confidential proposal prepared for Barminco Limited. Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

17.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2011). Research for optimisation of Frog’s Leg gold mine Cemented Paste Fill (CPF), Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

18.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2011). Cemented Paste Fill (CPF) strength test for Argo underground gold mine, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

19.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2012). Research for Agnew gold mine cemented paste fill optimisation, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

20.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2012). Research on cemented aggregate fill optimisation for Jaguar – Bentley base metals project, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

21.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2012). Research for optimisation of Frog’s Leg gold mine cemented paste fill – Part III, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

22.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2012). Research for Athena and Hamlet gold mine cemented paste fill optimisation, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

23.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2012). Research for Argo gold mine cemented paste fill optimisation, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

24.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2013). Program I: Pastefill strength confirmation testing for pastefill design update at Canningtion mine, BHPB Cannington, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

25.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2013). Program II - VI: Research on impact of flayash and wagners 25% slag binder and BASF MMF503 on pastefill at Cannigtion mine, BHPB Cannington, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

26.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2013). Program VII - VIII: Research on impact of Sunstate 30 % slag cement and BASF MMF503 on pastefill at Cannigtion mine, BHPB Cannington, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

27.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2013). Program IX - X: Research on impact of Acti-GEL208 additive on pastefill at Cannigtion mine, BHPB Cannington, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

28.       Saw, H., & Villaescusa, E. (2014). Research on cemented rock fill (CRF) optimisation for Dugald River mine, MMG Dugald River Pty Ltd, Kalgoorlie, Western Australian School of Mines.

 

 

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Research Interests

Mine Backfill Technology

Early Strength of Shotcrete

Static and Dynamic Performance of Shotcrete Support

 

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Publications

2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Journal Articles (Research)

2011

Conference Articles (Research)

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