Grant Kopec



Grant is an engineer with a focus on mining and energy systems, real-time prediction and optimisation, data reconciliation, and natural resource stress and scarcity. He currently works for, helping to make a step change in the mining industry.

As a PhD candidate on the Foreseer project, his focus was on developing resource data management and estimation techniques, scenario analysis methods, and techniques to promote the effective use of models for decision making in government and business. He spun this work out into a commercial venture co-owned by BP and the University of Cambridge.

Previously, he was the director of the strategic initiative in energy research at the University of Cambridge and the programme manager of an energy policy research centre. He has also been an engineer on projects related to nuclear radiation transport, sodium borohydride fuel cell technology for a DARPA-funded space project, and high pressure computational fluid dynamics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.