Dennis Buchanan is an Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Professor Buchanan has worked as a Mining Geologist in both gold and platinum mines in South Africa and had wide experience as a consultant to industry, as an expert witness and in designing and delivering short courses for industry. He works jointly between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College London and will act as the Course Director.
Professor Buchanan's current research interest lies in addressing the underlying technical principles applying to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence financial modelling. He has 36 years’ experience teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal and is responsible for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance—a joint degree between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College.