Department News

Opening for Cave and Karst Tenure Track Professor – 10/19/2017

The New Mexico Tech Earth and Environmental Science Department is searching for an open-rank tenure-track cave and karst scientist who will also serve as the Academic Director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI), headquartered nearby in Carlsbad, NM. See the full advertisement here.


Openings for 2 PhD (or exceptional MS) Students – 05/18/2017

Andrew Luhmann (Assistant Professor of Hydrology), Susan Bilek (Professor of Geophysics), and Ronni Grapenthin (Assistant Professor of Geophysics) received an NSF grant to study geophysical responses during recharge events in a karst aquifer. Two graduate students who are interested in hydrology, geophysics, and karst will ideally start in Summer 2018. Please click here for more information


Jesus Gomez-Velez receives USGS Powell Center Grant – 09/15/2015

Jesus Gomez, assistant professor of Hydrology in our department, will receive the USGS Powell Center Grant to do research on continental scale synthesis of river hydrogeomorphology and water quality. This is a multi-institute project of which Jesus is one of the lead PIs. Jesus and his colleagues will develop the first model ever to study physical and biogeochemical processing in hyporheic zones, riparian areas, and floodplains and their accumulated effects for water quality at the scale of the nation.