Zach Agioutantis, PhD

Research Projects

Completed Research Projects at UKy (2014-today)

  1. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “Development of a Generalized Parametric Database system for Management of Monitoring Data,” funded by Virginia Tech, December 2014 – December 2015, approx. budget $15,000.
  2. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “A Database Design for Management of Time-Series Data in Underground Coalmines,” funded by Virginia Tech, December 2014 – December 2015, approx. budget $15,000.
  3. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “Development of tools for advanced calculations of surface deformations in the vicinity of linear water bodies (streams)”, funded by ARIES, August 2015 – June 2016, approx. budget $90,000.
  4. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “Development of the ARMPS-LAM Windows program”, funded by NIOSH through WVU, July – September 2016, approx. budget $16,000.
  5. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “Enhanced Ground Control Assessment for Improving Safety in Mine Design,” funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, August 2015 – July 2018, approx. budget $353,000.
  6. Z. Agioutantis, PI, J. Silva co-PI, “Monitoring Mine Subsidence Ground Movements in Illinois using D-InSAR” funded by IMSIF, June 2016 – June 2018, approx. budget $200,000.
  7. Z. Agioutantis, co-PI, “Wetbud”, funded by RPG through Virginia Tech, October 2016 – October 2019, approx. budget $90,000.
  8. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “NIOSH STOP Application”, funded by NIOSH, August 2017 – November 2018, approx. budget $35,000.
  9. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “Fundamental Investigation into Pillar Design and Global Stability by Integrating Pillar Load and Opening Convergence Response”, funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, August 2018 – July 2020, approx. budget $223,000.
  10. F. Badurdeen, PI, Z. Agioutantis, co-PI, Coronado Mine Bunker Simulation Modeling, funded by Coronado Coal LLC, September 2018 – February 2019, approx. budget $50,000.

Active Research Projects at UKy

  1. Z. Agioutantis, PI, S. Schafrik co-PI, J. Sottile, co-PI, “Autonomous Underground Mining Systems to Improve Safety – Intelligent Coal Mining”, funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, December 2017 – August 2022, approx. budget $2,195,000.
  2. S. Schafrik, PI, Z. Agioutantis co-PI, “Roof Bolting Module Automation for Enhancing Miner Safety”, funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, September 2019 – August 2022, approx. budget $748,000.
  3. Z. Agioutantis, PI, S. Schafrik co-PI, "Comprehensive atmospheric monitoring in underground coal mines: long term critical trend analysis and tablet-based communication", funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, September 2020– August 2022, approx. budget $382,000.
  4. J. Sottile, PI, S. Schafrik co-PI, Z. Agioutantis co-PI, "Autonomous Docking of Face Haulage Mining Machinery In GPS-Denied Environments", funded by NIOSH, September 2020 – August 2022, approx. budget $650,000.
  5. J. Silva, PI, Z. Agioutantis co-PI, "Analysis of the Influence of Macro Fractures on Underground Coal Mine Ventilation Seals", funded by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, November 2020 – October 2022, approx. budget $544,000.
  6. Z. Agioutantis, PI, “Wetbud Maintenance”, funded by RPG, January 2021 – December 2023, approx. budget $101,000.
  7. Z. Agioutantis, PI, S. Schafrik co-PI, "Evolve-CAPP", funded by DOE through Virginia Tech, approx budget $180,000 with $45,000 cost share.

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