Robert Fetell, Research Assistant

Robert Fetell is a PhD student in Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT investigating applications of satellite InSAR and finite element methods  to monitor the safety and stability of mine tailings storage facilities. With this research, Robert uses numerical modeling to identify potential failure modes and provide advance warning of disasters.

He currently leads the Mining and Circular Economy Program at the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, partnering with ICMM to host the MIT Global Summit on Mine Tailings Innovation. Robert previously studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received both an MS in Engineering Geology and a BA in Geology.