Centers and Programs
THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED MINERAL AND METALLURGICAL PROCESSING
The Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing will facilitate cooperation between the university system and industry to enhance the economy of the State of Montana by supporting, developing and adding value to the global mineral industry. Economic enhancement may be encouraged through added value processing of minerals & metallurgical wastes and developing processes that minimize waste generation.
"Providing High Quality Metallurgical Solutions to Industrial Clients Worldwide."
MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology is the principal source of earth science information in Montana. Since 1919, it has been mandated to serve Montana in research and the orderly development of the state's mineral and water resources. As a non-regulatory agency, the bureau provides extensive advisory, technical, and informational services on geology, mineral, energy, and water resources in the state. Increasingly, the bureau also is involved in the study of environmental impacts to the land and water, whether they be caused by past practices in hard-rock mining or by current activities in agriculture or industry.
"Serving the citizens of Montana through geologic and hydrologic research and information"
CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AND ASSESSMENT
Dr. Kumar Ganesan email@example.com 406-496-4239
The EPA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a key element in Montana’s plan to stimulate systemic and sustainable improvements in the quality, capability, and interdependency of science, research, and education. In order to provide improved visibility and coordination in environmental science and engineering research, the Montana University System has formed a statewide Center for Environmental Remediation and Assessment (CERA) under the EPA-EPSCoR program. This center’s primary objective is to promote, coordinate, and foster growth in statewide research activities that are focused in environmental science and engineering.
CERA is located on the campus of Montana Tech of The University of Montana and is responsible for administering the EPA-EPSCoR program in Montana. Dr. Kumar Ganesan from Montana Tech of The University of Montana serves as the CERA Director. The Montana EPA-EPSCoR program committee is chaired by Kumar Ganesan, and co-chaired by Dr. Bill Costerton from Montana State University-Bozeman and by Dr. Bill Holben from The University of Montana - Missoula.
CERA and the EPA EPSCoR program are jointly funded by the EPA and the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology. The EPA Project Director for this program is Dr. Charles Mitchell.