Jhon Silva-Castro

Associate Professor

  • Institution:
    University of Kentucky


Jhon Silva-Castro graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering and a MSc.in Geotechnical Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and then with a PhD in Mining Engineering at the University of Kentucky, USA. His research primary interests lie in airblast and ground vibrations as effect of mine blasting, geological modeling, geomechanics and geostatistics. He has more than 18 years experience in mining in Colombia and USA; he (co-)authored several per-reviewed publications, and contributed many workshops, short courses and webinars, in addition to the courses taught at the University of Kentucky.