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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Ebrahim Tarshizi

Ebrahim Karimi Tarshizi

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



Assistant Professor

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 MSc in . . .

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Jason Gulley

Jason D Gulley

PhD Geology, University of Florida



Research 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 . . .

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Wayne D. Pennington

Wayne D. Pennington

PhD, Geophysics and Geology, University of Wisconsin



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 . . .

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