Explosives Engineering

With one of the only experimental mines in academia as well as a free-standing Energetics Research Facility, our explosives engineers are moving beyond their mining roots to explore innovative solutions in biomedicine, additive manufacturing and other disciplines. Faculty also work closely to train and collaborate with military experts at nearby Fort Leonard Wood.

Meet the experts

Catherine Johnson

Assistant Professor of Explosives Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Explosives engineering and technology, shock and detonation, dust explicability, traumatic brain injury

Kyle Perry

Assistant Professor of Explosives Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Explosive engineering, coal mine seal designs, stability concerns from blasting

Paul Worsey

Professor and Director of Explosives Education
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Explosives, pyrotechnics, propellants, blasting