Research that Spans the Globe

Research efforts in the department support a sustainable future for humankind and further knowledge in the multiple facets of geological and mining engineering and sciences.

International field investigations take research faculty and students to locations across North and South America, as well as to Australia and Southeast Asia. The department averages nearly $3 million of research funding per year.

Tomorrow Needs Earth Awareness

The department features world-class computer and analytical laboratory facilities in areas of aquatic chemistry, earth and environmental magnetism, seismology, environmental geochemistry, fluid inclusions, geophysics, high frequency acoustics, mine design and system simulation, and optical petrology.

Research groups focus on aerosol-biosphere-climate interactions, physical modeling, remote sensing for hazards, volcanoes, and many more areas.