College of Mines and Earth Sciences

Going super small to get super strong metals

Experiments challenge long-held assumptions about the strength of metals.


Is Utah’s great lake turning to dust?

What’s going on in the West Desert?


A culture of safety excellence in research

A look at how the university is prioritizing improving safety in research-focused areas of campus.


A major merger

The U’s departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering recently merged into a single academic unit.


Energy Frontier Research

Researchers received $10.75 million Department of Energy grant for new center.


LIFE OF INVENTION

Meet Zhigang Zak Fang, professor of metallurgical engineering in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and a 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellow.


U REMEMBERS FRANCIS ‘FRANK’ BROWN

The distinguished professor of geology and geophysics, and Dean Emeritus of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017,  at age 73.


INCLUSIVE EARTH

Geoscientists found a group that aims to facilitate a respectful dialogue about safety, bias, and diversity in their college.


EDGE ON THE COMPETITION

A team of U metallurgy students participated in the 2017 Bladesmithing Competition at the annual conference of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Conference in San Diego.


DARRYL BUTT JOINS THE U

University of Utah names new dean for the College of Mines and Earth Sciences.