Jean-Pierre Katshidikaya Tshibangu
Head of the Mining Engineering Unit
Faculty of Engineering
Mons University

A.  Scientific qualifications

A.1.Graduations and titles

  • 1977-1983: Mining Engineering Studies – Université de Lubumbashi, Zaïre.
  • 1983-1985: Assistant in the Faculty of Applied Sciences – UNILU, Zaïre.
  • 1985-1987: Master in Applied Sciences – orientation Rock Mechanics at the Faculty of Engineering Mons (FPMs) –
  • 1987-1993: PHD studies at
  • 1994-1995: Post-doctoral contract at the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP), Paris-France.
  • Member of several national and international scientific societies: Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics (vice-president of the Belgian society), Society of Petroleum Engineers, Industrie Minérale (France), Society of Explosives Engineers (Belgian president), Underground Urban Works,
  • Several missions and expertise both in Belgium and abroad: Europe, USA, Canada, Africa (North, Central and South), China,
  • Manager of university cooperation programs in applied sciences (D.R. Congo)
  • Rector of the Mbujimayi University (DR Congo) between 2007 and
  • Chairperson of MIBA, a Mining Company between 2014 and
  • Expert for the Research Direction of European Commission (RFCS, H2020), AERES (France), IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
  • Member of the Taskforce MIRECA (Mineral Resources in Central Africa) created in 2006 by the Belgian Foreign
  • Member and honorary Director of the Technical Classroom of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences (RAOS – ARSOM)

A.2.  Publications and contracts

  • Editor or co-editor of 3 proceedings books
  • Author of 4 chapters published in books
  • More than 110 publications and presentations in scientific journals and proceedings of congresses and both national and international colloquiums.
  • More than 130 internal publications and study reports at FPMs
  • 12 lecture notes and books for the FPMs students

A.3.  Initiated contracts with private companies

  • Numerous contracts initiated for the Mining Department since 1996 with various companies in drilling applications (Halliburton Security-DBS, Diamant-Drilling Services, Forasol and TPAO Turky, Smet drilling, etc.); quarrying operations (Carrières d’Antoing, Société des Carrières du Tournaisis, Carrières Lemay, Carrières Unies de Porphyre,…), civil engineering (Catepillar, Fondasol, CFE, Galere, Cathedral of Tournai, etc.
  • Design and supervision of a research project to find iguanodon skeletons in the Bernissart natural sinkhole (400m depth).

B.  Teaching and supervision activities

  • In charge of rock mechanics and Mining techniques
  • Organisation of industrial visits for students in Belgium and abroad (France, Germany, Spain, and South Africa).
  • More than 80 master thesis supervised since 1996
  • 7 PHD supervised as Director

3 PHD candidates currently under supervision