follow link Gonzalo Ignacio Nelis Suazo is the new graduate of the PhD in Mine Engineering of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Chile.


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Thais Chavez: new Mine Engineer graduated from Delphos Laboratory.


On December 23, 2020, Delphos Laboratory's Mine Engineering student Thais Chávez Avila passed her degree exam. The examining commission consisted of Enrique Jélvez, Alex Carpanetti Lanyon, Jonathan Tapia Espinoza, Esteban Marinkovic Núñez and Guillermo Bagioli Arce.

Thais Chvez



Delphos contributed with more than half of the academic presentations to MinePlaning 2015. The list of publications:

  1. Morales N., Gómez A., Vallejos J., "Multi-criteria optimization for scheduling of a Bench & Fill mine", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  2. Sepúlveda G., Alarcón M., Morales N., "integración de parámetros técnico-económicos y variables geometalúrgicas en la planificación minera", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  3. Parra A., Morales N., Vallejos J., "Planificación minera a cielo abierto utilizando fundamentos geomecánicos", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  4. Alarcón M., Morales N., Mancilla D., "VGML: integración de minería de datos, geostadística y planificación minera en la nube", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  5. Yarmuch, J., Nancel-Penard P., Morales N., "Factores relevantes para la comparación de modelos de optimización en minas a rajo abierto", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  6. Vargas E., Morales N., Emery X., "Cálculo de envolvente económica bajo incertidumbre geológica en minas de Block Caving", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  7. Manríquez F., Navarrete M., Morales N., "Evaluación de incertidumbre geológica y operacional en planes mineros de corto plazo a cielo abierto", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  8. Jélvez E., Morales N., Sepúlveda G., "Comparación de distintas aproximaciones para calcular pit final robusto bajo incertidumbre de leyes", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  9. Toro H., Morales N., "Agendamiento multi-criterio de actividades de preparación minera en el corto plazo", in MinePlanning 2015, Antofagasta, Chile

Delphos helps to create bridges between the Operations Research comunity and mining by partipating in OPTIMA 2015. 

  1. Morales N., "Nuevos desafíos para el modelamiento  en planificación minera", in OPTIMA 2015, Antofagasta, Chile. (plenary session)
  2. Nancel-Penard P., Cornillier F., Morales N., "A hybrid improvement heuristic for the constrained pit problem in open pit mining", in OPTIMA 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  3. Lobiano C., Morales N., Vallejos J., "Integración del peligro sísmico en planificación minera de Panel Caving", in OPTIMA 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.
  4. Toro H., Morales N., "Modelo de agendamiento de actividades de preparación minera de corto plazo", in OPTIMA 2015, Antofagasta, Chile.

Delphos will be present at APCOM 2015. This conference will be held in May 2015, at Fairbanks, Alaska. The papers to be presented are:

  • Maximiliano Alarcón, Xavier Emery and Nelson Morales, "Using simulation to assess the trade-off between value and reliability in open pit planning".
  • Nelson Morales, Enrique Jélvez, Pierre Nancel-Penard, Alexandre Marinho and Octávio Guimarães, "A Comparison of Conventional and Direct Block Scheduling Methods for Open Pit Mine Production Scheduling".
  • Nelson Morales, Alejandra Gómez and Javier Vallejos, "Multi-criteria optimization for scheduling of a bench and fill mine".
  • Cecilia Julio, Jorge Amaya, Amina Lamghari and Nelson Morales, "Optimal Economic Envelope of Joint Open-Pit and Underground Mines".