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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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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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 opportunities are . . .

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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 abundance of . . .

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