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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Alex S. Mayer

Alex S. Mayer

PhD, University of North Carolina

Contact

906-487-3372
asmayer@mtu.edu

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 Subsurface Systems," "Groundwater Flow in a Fault Zone in the Vicinity of Desert Hot Springs, California," and "Simulation of Saltwater Intrusion in the Guaymas Valley, Sonora, Mexico . . .

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Colleen Mouw

Colleen B. Mouw

Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Contact

(906) 487-2795
cbmouw@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Dr. Mouw's research focuses on understanding physical and chemical drivers of biological variability in aquatic systems.  Her laboratory characterizes optical variability of aquatic water bodies necessary for algorithm development/evaluation and refinement leading to novel satellite products and improvement of product performance in optically complex systems. She works across a spectrum of . . .

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John S. Gierke

John S. Gierke

PhD, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-2535
jsgierke@mtu.edu

Interim 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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