Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) – Technical University of Madrid is the largest Spanish technological university. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly-qualified professionals, competitive at an international level. More than 2,400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in 204 Research Groups, 19 Research Centers or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the production sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens. UPM is an institution committed to the transfer of knowledge generated through its research structures to society, and its transformation into advances and technological developments applied to the productive sector.

The partner in the SLIM project is the Department of Mining Engineering and Earth Sciences of the School of Mines and Energy. This Department has about 90 employees with a large experience in mining and mineral processing, explosives and blasting analysis, and modelling. The leading group is the Blasting Research Lab, which comprises five permanent faculty members and a variable number of Ph.D., graduate and undergraduate students. The group is world reputed in rock fragmentation research and publishes in the main scientific journals of the area and is present in the major world conferences and forums on mining.

Situation of ionization pins at different radial distances to conduct the cylinder test.

Situation of ionization pins at different radial distances to conduct the cylinder test.

Ionization pins located at different radial distances for the cylinder test.

Ionization pins located at different radial distances for the cylinder test.

General view of the cylinder test ready to blast.

General view of the cylinder test ready to blast.

Contact details:

Technical: Pablo Segarra (pablo.segarra@upm.es)

Administrative and Financial: José A. Sanchidrián (ja.sanchidrian@upm.es)

Communication Contact: Lina Mª López (lina.lopez@upm.es)

and Ricardo Castedo (ricardo.castedo@upm.es)

http://www.upm.es/

Explosives & Blasting Lab: https://sites.google.com/site/explosivesmadridupm/

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