K. (Kiarash) Pashna MSc

K. (Kiarash) Pashna MSc



Kiarash Pashna joined Delft University as an Educational Assistant at the Resource Engineering Section, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscience.

He completed his undergraduate and master studies at the University of Tehran and his research title was ‘Forecasting ARD potential by influence parameter determination and 3D-dimension Prediction with geological data’.  In his research, he utilized a Geometallurgical approach in quantifying and estimating Acid Rock Drainage features in a block model of a copper mine based on geological information and phenomena. The potency and efficacy of Geometallurgy are inevitable and have been proved in his research too, as boreholes data is used to introduce feasible and accurate methods of evaluating a geological resource from environmental aspects and bring new quantitative values in a block model for which engineers would use in optimization of mine schedules, associated mining and processing activities, and environmental protection infrastructure.

After his graduation, he worked as a researcher and project coordinator in the mining industry prior to his current position at TU Delft. His main research was ‘Creating operating data-based models to quantify iron ore pelletization process with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications: a case study’ to quantify, model, and tune on geological and processing parameters of an iron pelletizing process. The results would help clients enhance the plant process and identify flaws, getting close to sustainable and efficient production. His experience in working with multiple industrial clients and his connection with academia during his career made him outstanding in finding gaps between the industry and academia environment and prioritizing critical needs of education.


His role in TU Delft would be teaching courses, educating students, and evaluating their progress in their activities. Moreover, he is going to pursue his academic and industrial interests by creating and following new or upcoming research proposals for students.
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