Braden Lusk Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor

Research Areas: blast mitigation, blasting, explosives, mine operations and management, public relations

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mining Engineering - MNG
Lexington, KY 40506-0107
Phone: 859-257-1105
Fax: 859-323-1962

Professional Preparation

University of Missouri-Rolla                    Mining Engineering    B.S.                     2000

University of Missouri-Rolla                    Mining Engineering    Ph.D.                   2006


2006-Present               Assistant Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky


  1. Lusk, B., K. Unrug, K. Perry, “Gob Seals – an effective alternative to structural seals.” Mining Engineering Volume 61 Number 11 November 2009.  SME, Littleton, CO.  pp. 36-40.
  2. Lusk, B., K. Perry, S. Lusk, “Predictability of a High Explosives Shock Tube for Testing Blast Resistant Windows.”  Blasting and Fragmentation Volume 4 Number 2 October 2010.  (ISSN:  1937-6359).  ISEE, Cleveland, OH. Pp. 75-90.
  3. Hoffman, J., B. Lusk, K. Perry, “Investigations of Shock Tunnel Dynamics and Energy Realization.”  Blasting and Fragmentation Volume 3 Number 3 December 2009.  (ISSN: 1937-6359).  ISEE, Cleveland, OH.  Pp. 207-226.
  4. Lusk, B.T., J. Silva Castro, J. Hoffman, “Case Study of Blast Vibration Induced Sounds Recorded Inside a House Near a West Virginia Coal Mine.” Transactions of Mining Engineering (Accepted for Publication, May, 2010).
  5. Lusk, B., K. Perry, J. Hoffman, “Laboratory Investigation of Layered Aluminum Mesh for Blast Mitigation Purposes Using an Arena Test Setup.”  Journal of Battlefield Technology Volume 13 Number 2 July 2010.  (ISSN: 1440-5113) Argos Press.  pp. 1-12.
  6. Reneer, D., R. Hisel, J. Hoffman, R. Kryscio, B. Lusk, J. Geddes, “A Multi-Mode Shock Tube for Investigation of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury.”  Journal of Neurotrauma (Accepted for Publication).
  7. Lusk, B., K. Perry, J. Hoffman, “Laboratory Investigation of Layered Aluminum Mesh for Blast Mitigation Purposes Using a Shock Tube.”  Journal of Battlefield Technology (Under Review).
  8. Lusk, B., J. Hoffman, “Analysis of Survey Information about Airblast and Ground Vibration Reporting Units.” International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment (Accepted for Publication).
  9. Lusk, B., J. Silva Castro, “A Public Relations Plan Based on Structure Generated Sounds and Public Input.” The Journal of Explosives Engineering (Accepted for Publication).
  10. Worsey, P., B. Lusk, “Chapter 8.2 Rock Breaking: Explosives.” SME Mining Engineering Handbook, 3rd Edition, SME, Littleton, CO. (Accepted).