Virginia Tech's Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering is one of the largest minerals-related programs in North America, enjoying a strong international reputation for its academic, research and public service programs. Our research program is stronger than ever with a broad focus on issues critical to the modern resource industries. Housed within a nationally ranked College of Engineering, the department is home to two acclaimed research centers: the Center for Advanced Separation Technologies and the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research.

Research by the Numbers:

Research Faculty: 12
Master's Students: 14
Ph.D. Students: 14
Research Expenditures: > $8 Million
Research Centers: 2
Laboratories: 8

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