Dr. Siva Prasad BNV is a professional, enthusiastic geo-scientist and consultant having completed over 50 industry-sponsored projects. His expertise includes the application of rock mechanics principles to solve industrial problems using numerical modelling techniques, drilling and blasting in underground and surface excavations, geodetic and geotechnical instrumentation in mines, tunnels, civil structures, and hydro-electric projects, design of ground control methods and support systems, determination of in-situ stress regimes, geotechnical mapping, rock mass characterization, and mine development. He has rich experience in lead-zinc, gold, copper, iron ore, uranium, aluminium, and coal mining. He has visited Bhutan, South Korea, Singapore, and Austria on numerous assignments. His consultations comprised Mining, Tunnelling, Hydropower, Infrastructure and Irrigation sectors.