Find your niche in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

Explore the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering to learn how your unique STEM interests align with lucrative and exciting careers within the mining industry.

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Compilation of videos showing scientists and engineers conducting research across a range of disciplines related to the mining industry, including chemistry, technology, sustainability and more.

Recent news in the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering

A compilation of images from the Mineral Processing Lab.

Key labs for lithium and other critical minerals extraction get upgrade

Historical University commitment to mining continues

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Faces of the Pack: Angelica Perez

Breaking barriers

Six people stand in a lab around a piece of equipment with a gauge and control panel on it. They are all smiling.

Using lithium mining waste to store carbon

Researcher partners with Lithium Americas to find sustainable carbon solutions

Why choose our programs?

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Dedicated faculty

Our leading research-active faculty receive funding from national and international agencies, providing a thriving working and learning environment, valuable experience, and financial support to pursue their own research.

Winter in Tahoe

Rich outdoor environment

Our campus sits just north of Reno's thriving downtown and is less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the country like Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Leading research

Our faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars are conducting new, ground-breaking research each year, and our labs and facilities are led by an advanced and knowledgeable professional staff.