Victor Octavio Tenorio Gutierrez

Professor of Practice

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Victor Tenorio received a B.S. in Mining Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and a M.S. degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks. He obtained a Ph.D. at University of Arizona, in Tucson in 2012. His research focuses on Smart Mining and Decision Support Systems for optimizing productivity. He has worked on several engineering projects in Peru and Chile, and is currently a Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona, where he teaches Introduction to Mining Engineering, Mine Examination and Valuation, Digital Mining, and preparing Introduction to Moon Mining. He also participated in the Autonomous Mining Program with Freeport-McMoRan until December 2008. He has been Program Chair for the VII International Mining Industry Summit on Business Process Improvement in 2015. During 2016 and 2017 he was co-creator and leader of the Executive Mining Program, a full-year certification combining online lectures, live discussions and field trips for non-mining professionals. Since 2021 until present time, he has been coaching the Wildcat Moon Miners, formed by students developing Moon Mining projects for competitions sponsored by NASA.

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Prerequisite Courses

OpenContour Cost Estimation Moon Trek QGIS Blender/Unity

Majors Considered

Mining Engineering Computer Science Systems and Industrial Engineering Architecture Geology Environmental Robotics and Automation

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Start Date

January 2023

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