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. Research funding averages nearly $3 million per year for the department.

The department features world-class computer and analytical laboratory facilities. Specialized laboratories include the Laboratory for Atmospheric Remote Sensing, the Subsurface Visualization Laboratory, the Seismology and Petrophysics Laboratory, the Earthquake Seismology Laboratory, the Hydrogeology Laboratory, and the Earth Magnetism Laboratory.