Explosives Engineering

Meet the experts

Catherine Johnson

Assistant Professor of Explosives Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Mild traumatic brain injury, Explosive taggants, shock and detonation wave collision in bench blasting, dust explosibility

Braden Lusk

Professor and Chair
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Blast mitigation/anti-terrorism, commercial blasting optimization, gas/dust explosion effects and mitigation, blast vibration prediction and control, environmental effects of blasting

Kyle Perry, P.E.

Assistant Professor of Explosives Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Explosion protection, mine blasting effects, dust explosions, ground control

Paul Worsey

Professor and Director of Explosives Education
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Linear shaped charges for cutting and demolition, fly rock generation, underground tunnel round blasting, warhead, rocket motor and ICBM demilitarization, explosively driven pulse power generation, blasting