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

Contact

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

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Ebrahim Tarshizi

Ebrahim Karimi Tarshizi

Ph.D. in Geo-Engineering, Mining & Metallurgical Engineering Department, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Contact

906-487-2582
tarshizi@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Ebrahim Karimi-Tarshizi is an assistant professor of mining engineering at Michigan Technological University's Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences. Ebrahim received a Ph.D. degree in Geo-Engineering/Mining Engineering from the Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He also received an

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Simon Carn

Simon Carn

PhD, Volcanology, Cambridge University

Contact

906-487-1756
scarn@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

My current research focus is the application of remote sensing data to studies of volcanic degassing, volcanic eruption clouds, and anthropogenic pollution. Space-borne sensors such as the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite now allow us to probe the chemistry of the lower troposphere and measure the

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2013 GMES Newsletter