Centers and Laboratories

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Our Research Centers and Laboratories provide students and faculty with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Numerous government and industry sponsors currently support a broad range of research efforts.

Research Centers


  • Geomechanics Oberservation & Imaging
  • Unconventional Energy Laboratory
  • Electrochemistry Laboratory 
  • Materials Characterization Laboratory
  • Mine Ventilation Laboratory 
  • Mining Surveying Laboratory 
  • Process Development Laboratory
  • Process Instrumentation and Control Laboratory 
  • Rock Mechanics Laboratory 
  • Rock Fragmentation Laboratory 
  • Subsurface Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Surface Analysis Laboratory 
  • Underground Fires and Explosions Laboratory


Mining and Minerals Engineering Plantation Road Research Facility
740 Plantation Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060