Sustainable Mining

Our research seeks to improve community engagement, reclamation practices for sustainable land use, sustainable mining practices and mining health and safety. This effort is supported by three Missouri S&T research centers and six academic departments.

Meet the experts

Kwame Awuah-Offei

Associate Professor in Mining Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Surface mining, excavation modeling, mining reclamation

Leslie Gertsch

Associate Professor, Geological Engineering
Geosciences and Geology and Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Extra-terrestrial mining and excavation, rock mechanics, mechanical rock cutting, near-Earth objects (NEOs), mine planning, mine equipment selection, planetary surface operations, space resources, space exploration, sustainability of mineral production, Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets