Our mission is to provide a multidisciplinary environment for researching energetic materials and geomechanics in a joint effort of subterranean exploration and national defense to address the many complex challenges in subsurface engineering disciplines.
Missouri University of Science and Technology, led by principal investigator Dr. Leslie Gertsch, is one of three universities selected by NASA to develop technologies for living and working at the Moon.
Dr. Marek Locmelis, associate professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering, joined the office of the vice chancellor for research and innovation as a faculty fellow.
Catherine Johnson has been named the Robert H. Quenon Associate Professor of Mining Engineering. Her research projects include how battlefield explosions may contribute to traumatic brain injury among soldiers. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.
If you missed Dr. Catherine Johnson’s talk on April 6, you can watch a video of her presentation, “Having a blast with Explosives,” on the S&T website 150.mst.edu/bicentennial-alliance-lecture-series.
With a $410,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, S&T researchers are developing a process to improve oil recovery at shale oil reservoirs. The work would optimize the gas injection process that decreases the energy needed for oil extraction and reduces the need to dig new oil wells. Leading the team is Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam, an assistant professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering.
S&T researchers are working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of contaminants on soils as well as rivers, lakes, ponds and groundwater through wells.
The research is part of a Department of Defense grant and is one of several projects associated with the Acute Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, a partnership with the U.S. Army’s Fort Leonard Wood base.
Military background spurs Missouri S&T explosives engineering Ph.D. student’s research on traumatic brain injury.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized Dr. Marek Locmelis, assistant professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards. The five-year, $550,000 award will support Locmelis’ research into economically important metals such as nickel, copper and platinum.
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