Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff set us apart.
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering has the teaching and research faculty to train the next generation of geoscientists and geoengineers. It is our commitment to maintain solid experimental, hands-on, field-oriented, quantitative, and analytical education.
We currently have 21 Academic Faculty, 1 Teaching Faculty, 9 Research Faculty, and many active Emeritus Professors and Affiliate Faculty. You will find that we are involved in research from Alaska to southern Chile, and from California through Europe and Africa to the Far East, in addition to many projects here at home in the Rocky Mountains. We also have four staff members in the department who are happy to help.
Mapping & Monitoring Volcano & Landslide Hazards, Remote Sensing, Experimental Rock Mechanics, Volcanic Collapse Hazards
Genesis Metallic Mineral Deposits, Igneous Geochemistry, Sustainable Resource Management
Field Geology, Regional Tectonics, Structural Geology, Petrology, Economic Geology
Proterozoic Geology, Geochronology, Tectonic Processes, Structural Geology, Petroleum Geology
Organic Geochemistry, Stable Isotope Geochemistry Sedimentary Basin Geology
V.J.S. (‘TIEN’) GRAUCH
Mid-continental Rift and Lake Superior Region Geology, Geophysics, Mineral Exploration
Economic Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Environmental Impacts of Mining
Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Petrophysics, Reservoir Characterization