Hanifi Copur graduated from the Mining Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University, and completed his PhD on rock cutting mechanics and mechanical excavation of mines and tunnels at the Colorado School of Mines in 1999. He worked as a research engineer at the Earth Mechanics Institute of the Colorado School Mines between 1995 and 1999, and has been working as an academician in the Mining Engineering Department of the Istanbul Technical University since 1999, and currently works as professor in the same department. He has written more than 100 national and international scientific and industrial research reports and 120 publications on mechanical mining and tunneling including 2 books. He is a founder board member and vice president of the Turkish Tunneling Society.
- Maden Mühendisliği