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 20 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.
Planetary Sciences, Space Resources, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analysis, Mineralogy
Paleoglaciology, Isotope Geochemistry
Gold-Rich VMS Deposits, Geology of the Iskut River Area, Uranium and Vanadium Deposits.
Epithermal Au-Ag Deposits, Physical Volcanology, Igneous Petrology, Mafic-ultramafic Related Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits
Program Manager for Professional Master Non-thesis Students
Berthoud Hall 311D
Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Palynology
Berthoud Hall 226B
External Joint Appointees
Analytical instrumentation/ mass spectrometry/ time-of-flight mass spectrometry; Isotope ratio measurement methods/ applications; Stable isotope ratio analysis of palynomorphs; Micropaleontological applications of stable isotope ratio analysis.
Trace Element Geochemistry, Energy Development Environmental Impacts, Uranium Ore Deposit Genesis & U Source Rocks, Geochemistry of Uranium, Radium, and their Isotopes
Genesis Metallic Mineral Deposits, Igneous Geochemistry, Sustainable Resource Management
Gas Hydrates, Geophysics, Sedimentology, Continental Margin Geology
Field Geology, Regional Tectonics, Structural Geology, Petrology, Economic Geology
Organic Geochemistry, Stable Isotope Geochemistry Sedimentary Basin Geology
Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Reservoir Characterization, Petroleum Geology/ Geochemistry
V.J.S. (‘TIEN’) GRAUCH
Mid-continental Rift and Lake Superior Region Geology, Geophysics, Mineral Exploration
Hot Sedimentary Aquifer Geothermal Energy, Structural Geology, Natural Rock Fracture Mechanics & Fracture Systems, Borehole Image Interpretation, Seismic Interpretation, Chemical & Mechanical Interplays of Fluid-rock Interaction
LAWRENCE D. MEINERT
Economic Geology, Magmatic-Hydrothermal Processes, Mineralogy, Skarn Deposits, Space Resources, Scientific Publishing
Smart Geologic Upscaling, Deep-water Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geomechanics, Petrophysics
Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Petrophysics, Reservoir Characterization
Petroleum Geology, Mudrock Sedimentology, Petrography, Fluid Inclusions
YUANHAI (STEVE) YANG
Unconventional Reservoir Characterization, Tight Formation Analysis, Specialty Logging Interpretation, Evaluation of Frac Effectiveness