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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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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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 academia and in industry . . .

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Greg Waite

Greg Waite

PhD, Geophysics, University of Utah

Contact

906-487-3554
gpwaite@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Dr. Waite uses seismology to study the Earth over a range of scales from the crust to the upper mantle. His research integrates seismology with other geophysical and geological techniques to develop models for active processes in the crust and upper mantle.

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