Victor Tenorio received a BS in mining engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, and an MS degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks. He obtained a PhD at the University of Arizona 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, underground/surface mine design and planning, mine examination and valuation, and equipment operations technology. 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.


  • PhD Mining Engineering - University of Arizona
  • MS Mining Engineering - University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • BS Mining Engineering - Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

Teaching Interests: Underground mine design and planning, surface mine design and planning, mine examination and valuation, simulation. smart mining, and space mining

Research Interests: Decision support systems, control rooms, process optimization, new technologies, mine modeling software, systems integration, IoT, data analysis, business process improvement, simulation, automation, and autonomous equipment