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Department of Mining Engineering



Prof Dr Ir Jean-Pierre Tshibangu, Head of Department.
UMONS Faculty of Engineering
53, rue du Joncquois, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 65 374518   Fax: +32 (0) 65 374520

Please consult our website for more information on our resources and to view our list of publications.


Academic Team

  • Dr Ir Philippe Ancia, Associate Professor
  • Ir Jean-Pierre Brasseur, Senior Researcher
  • Dr Ir Jacques Heemskerk, Professr Emeritus, Scientific Consultant
  • Dr Ir Jean-Pierre Tshibangu, Associate Professor

Research Team

  • Dr Ir, M.Sc. Fabrice Dagrain, Research Assistant
  • Ir Fanny Descamps, FNRS Research Fellow
  • Ir Hughes Legrain, Research Assistant

Technical Team 

  • Michaël Baele
  • Weerayut Khamkok
  • Jacques Delattre
  • Serge Geoffroy


Research Themes

Our main research themes (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Methods of extracting soil and sub-soil resources (minerals, liquid and gaseous fuels) (Jean-Pierre Tshibangu)
  • Drilling and excavation (Jean-Pierre Tshibangu)
  • Petrophysical properties of materials & reservoir engineering (Jean-Pierre Tshibangu)
  • Rock mechanics (Jean-Pierre Tshibangu)
  • Treatment of minerals (Philippe Ancia)
  • Treatment of solid waste (Philippe Ancia)
  • Treatment of contaminated soil (Philippe Ancia)


Teaching Activities

Our main teaching activities (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Rock Mechanics I, II and III
  • Mining I, II and III
  • Surveys, Deep Drilling and Reservoir Engineering
  • Mining Engineering projects
  • Mining Engineering seminars
  • Exploitation of Liquids and Gases
  • Preparation of Ores
  • Complement to Preparation of Ores I and II
  • Properties and Treatment of Contaminated Soil
  • Sampling of Fragmented Materials
  • Waste Treatment