CEE Announces Two New Initiatives to Promote Mine Tailings Research


Chris & Joe

Colorado State University (CSU) is thrilled to announce two new initiatives headed by Drs. Christopher Bareither and Joseph Scalia to promote mine tailings research, education, professional development, and outreach.

The Tailings Center of Excellence (Taiilings Center) is a university-based center that includes CSU, Colorado School of Mines, and University of Arizona. This group will include faculty with diverse backgrounds from the three universities to conduct research on a broad range of tailings challenges. This group will have a strong focus in education via short courses for professional development and new / redeveloped university courses to promote undergraduate exposure to mine waste & tailings and build out a graduate program for tailings engineering.

The Tailings and Industrial Waste Engineering (TAILENG) Center is a research center composed of faculty from CSU, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, and University of California-Berkeley. This group’s expertise is geotechnical engineering and aims to conduct fundamental and applied research related to tailings and industrial wastes. An additional focus will be to develop highly-technical short courses related to the state-of-art and state-of-practice in tailings and industrial waste facility design / analysis.

For more information read here.