Edmond O’Donovan is a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years experience in the mining industry. For almost all of that time he has specialised in the design of large, high capacity and complicated conveyor systems. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney in 1983 and obtained a Master of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1985. Upon returning to Australia he worked for a number of consulting firms before returning to the USA in 1990 to work for Conveyor Dynamics Inc. He spent three years there before returning to Australia in 1994 and starting practice on his own. He has extensive experience in complete conveyor design, trouble shooting and optimisation both underground and surface in Australia and in many overseas locations.
He also has special interests in Coal/Ore Clearance Optimisation and the application of Discrete Element Modelling for solving materials handling problems.