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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Chad Deering

Ph.D., Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Christchurch



Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Chad Deering joins the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences as an assistant professor. Deering comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He has a PhD in Geological Sciences, Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry and Volcanology from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. His master’s in

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Provost Jackie Huntoon

Jacqueline E. Huntoon

PhD, Geology, Pennsylvania State University



Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jacqueline Huntoon is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Michigan Technological University. Huntoon has been dean of Michigan Tech’s Graduate School since 2005 and associate provost since 2011. She is also a professor in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences. Huntoon has been recognized nationally

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Alex S. Mayer

Alex S. Mayer

PhD, University of North Carolina



Charles and Patricia Nelson Presidential 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

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