The Earth and Environmental Engineering department is seeking applications from candidates with backgrounds, demonstrated expertise and proven track record in frontier research and education directed towards creating the foundations for Mines-of-the-Future, or how mineral resources will be sustainably developed in the future. This concept envisions such topics as: (i) novel and improved means for the extraction, recovery and management of mineral resources including recovery from “waste streams”; (ii) mineral separation methods requiring reduced/zero water or the use of low-quality water, using chemically benign approaches; and (iii) application of robotics, sensors, chemometrics, data science, analytics and artificial intelligence to engineer better integration in the geology-to-mill-to-metal processes.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of the field and the department by developing an original and prominent, externally funded research program, and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across schools and departments.
Internal Number: 4438
About Columbia University
The Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (EEE) strives to develop effective solutions to these complex and multidisciplinary problems, reconciling a deep concern for the environment with the needs of our global industrialized society. Our central theme is the conscientious stewardship of our finite natural resources: minerals, fuels, energy, water, and land. EEE maintains the Henry Krumb School of Mines’ longstanding tradition of responsibly providing essential materials to society, while pioneering important new environmental initiatives. Both the reseach and educational components of EEE are organized into three broad themes:
-Water resources and climate risks
-Sustainable materials and mining