Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Leading the Way

As stewards of the Earth, you will be leading the way to a better future. Your work in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences will show you how to balance the safety of our planet and its natural resources with the needs of society. From the field to the lab, measurement and analysis will help drive advancements in areas including water-supply maintenance, natural-resource management, disaster mitigation, and infrastructure design.


 

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Wayne D. Pennington

Wayne D. Pennington

PhD, Geophysics and Geology, University of Wisconsin

Contact

906-487-2005
wayne@mtu.edu

Dean, College of Engineering

A geophysicist, Pennington’s research is centered on the response of Earth materials to changes in physical conditions, such as stress, saturation, and temperature. The applications of this work are found in induced seismicity, deep earthquakes, as well as oil and gas exploration and development. He has worked in both

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Provost Jackie Huntoon

Jacqueline E. Huntoon

PhD, Geology, Pennsylvania State University

Contact

906-487-2440
jeh@mtu.edu

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jacqueline Huntoon is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Michigan Technological University. Huntoon has been dean of Michigan Tech’s Graduate School since 2005 and associate provost since 2011. She is also a professor in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences. Huntoon has been recognized nationally

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Alex S. Mayer

Alex S. Mayer

PhD, University of North Carolina

Contact

906-487-3372
asmayer@mtu.edu

Charles and Patricia Nelson Presidential Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Mayer's teaching interests include groundwater flow and transport and subsurface remediation. Research projects Dr. Mayer is currently involved in include: "Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Contaminant Transport in Groundwater Vadose Zones," "Mathematical Optimization of Groundwater Remediation Systems: Multi-Objective and Uncertainty Problems," "Surfactant-Enhanced Dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids in

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