Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

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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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

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Roohollah (Radwin) Askari

PhD, Geophysics, University of Calgary

Contact

906-487-2029
raskari@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Dr. Askari joined Michigan Tech’s Department of Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Geophysics in August 2015. Dr. Askari is interested in both experimental and numerical analyses of petrophysical and geophysical data. Prior to his appointment in Michigan Tech, Dr. Askari was a

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Thomas Oommen

Thomas Oommen

PhD, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Tufts University

Contact

906-487-2045
toommen@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Dr. Oommen’s research efforts focus on developing improved susceptibility characterization and documentation of geo-hazards (e.g. earthquakes, landslides) and spatial modeling of georesource (e.g. mineral deposits) over a range of spatial scales and data types. To achieve his research interests, he has adopted an inter-disciplinary research approach from two main

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