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Mohan Yellishetty

Associate Professor, Resources Engineering, Monash University

Dr Yellishetty possesses two decades of promising research and altruistic academic career in Australia, USA and India which enabled him to develop a broad skills base in all aspects of the mining cycle. His research and academic work experience at Monash University and CSIRO, Australia, Yale University, USA and IIT Bombay, India have provided him with the opportunity to undertake high-quality research work and to contribute significantly to mining engineering discipline and publish widely in reputed high impact journals.

His teaching philosophy combines a solid theoretical background backed by real-world examples, through the integration of field-based, project-based and hands-on learning experiences for his students. He pioneered the use of a variety of pedagogical practices, such as developing industry-centric curriculum and industry-based learning to achieve effective teaching-learning outcomes that not only contributed to the strong student engagement but have prepared the students for employment within the Australian and the global mining industry.

He has been recognized as one of the leading experts in the area of ‘sustainable mineral resources’. His discipline research focuses on the following areas:
Mine rehabilitation and closure
Sustainability frameworks/tools and their application mining industry
o industrial ecology, life cycle thinking, substance flow and material flow analysis
Resources and environmental geotechnical engineering


  • 2013–present
    Senior lecturer, Monash University


  • 2014 
    Monash University, Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2002 
    IIT Bombay, M Tech (Environmental Engineering)
  • 2001 
    Hyderabad University , Postgraduate Diploma in Environnemental Education & Management
  • 1998 
    Annamalai University, Diploma in Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 1996 
    Kothagudem School of Mines, BE (Mining Engineering)

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Mining Professors
  • Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy
  • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

Research Areas

  • Mining Engineering (091405)
  • Environmental Engineering (0907)


Australian Endeavour Fellow and MAusIMM (CP)