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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John S. Gierke

John S. Gierke

PhD, Michigan Technological University

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906-487-2535
jsgierke@mtu.edu

Chair, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

My approach to learning is not to rely only on the transfer of knowledge through lectures, reading, and rote practice. I place greater importance on providing opportunities for students in both classroom and research settings to develop their own problem-solving skills by attempting to solve problems independently. The best opportunities are . . .

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Bo Zhang

Bo Zhang

PhD, Geophysics, Conocophillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

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bzhang9@mtu.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor, Geophysics

I began my geophysical career in 2002 as a Bachelor at China University of Petroleum (Huadong). In 2006, I started my Master degree in Geophysics at Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2009 I joined an industry supported consortium (AASPI) at the University of Oklahoma as a PhD. . . .

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Jason Gulley

Jason D Gulley

PhD Geology, University of Florida

Contact

906-487-2534
jdgulley@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

I am primarily interested in understanding self-organizing hydrological systems in glaciers and ice sheets, as well as in carbonate aquifers.  My research methodologies bridge the fields of geomorphology, physical hydrology and aqueous geochemistry.

Glacier Hydrology

Ice dynamic processes currently account for > 50% of Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) mass loss and sea level rise of 0.75 mm a-1, but this . . .

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