The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering aims to be a nationally renowned center for research-centered graduate programs and innovational geoscience research and engineering design. The links on the right comprise a gateway to explore our diverse research focus areas.

The links immediately below provide highlights of the types of research our graduate students and faculty are engaged in and can also be viewed on our Facebook page.

Recent theses and dissertations Fall 2019 - Fall 2023 and without abstracts

MS Geology student Kristen Lewis

MS Geology student Michael Day

MS Geology student Erica Cung

PhD Geology student Olivia Daynes

PhD Geology student Brooke Long-Fox

Geology faculty member Dr. Gokce Ustunisik

Geology faculty member Dr. Tim Masterlark

Geology faculty member Dr. Trevor Waldien

Geological Engineering faculty member Dr. Liangping Li

Geological Engineering faculty member Dr. Zhi Ye

Research Focus Areas