by Elizabeth Stull Elizabeth Stull

Levent Ozdemir, president of Ozdemir & Associates, spent 32 years as a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, where he developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in design and construction of underground structures, tunneling, site investigations, excavation project management and underground mining. He led pioneering research in the field of mechanical rock excavation that helped maximize performance, standardize cost estimation, and develop predictive modeling.