Research Areas

The unique structure of our department benefits our research efforts and provides students with opportunities for collaboration and multi-disciplinary understanding.

Research in geology, geophysics, geological engineering, and petroleum engineering uses knowledge of earth systems to inform engineering design. Applied and basic research is performed in areas such as geotechnical and rock engineering, water resources, space resources, remote sensing, and natural hazards.

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Our labs

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