Dr. Nick Vayenas received a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece in 1985 and his Ph.D in the field of mining automation from Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden in 1990. He is presently Professor in the School of Engineering at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is the head and founder of the Laurentian University Mining Automation Laboratory (LUMAL).
- Mining Engineering Degree , February 1985
- Technical Licentiate (3 years Master of Applied Science) , February 1988
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD thesis in mining automation) , April 1990
Dr. Vayenas' research interests are in the field of technology management, application of advanced mining technologies, discrete-event simulation with three-dimensional animation of mining systems and in the field of maintenance analysis and reliability assessment of mobile equipment.
- Vayenas, N., and XiangXi Wu : GenRel , A computerised model for reliability prediction of mining machinery, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering (IJMME), Vol.1, No.4, Nov. 2009
- Vayenas, N. and Peng, S.: Investigation of effects of size and capacity of mine equipment on production using ProModel simulation models, 20th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, Almaty, Kazakhstan,