Spotlight on RMERC

The Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center (RMERC), founded in 1964, maybe our oldest research center on campus. It provides research leadership in a broad range of scientific and engineering fields with emphasis on activities centered on or related to the mineral resource lease.

The Center serves the mining and petroleum industries, the nuclear industry, geological science and engineering and the related wider industrial manufacturing community. A particular emphasis is to foster innovative and responsive research in rock physics and all fields of science and engineering that deal with rock, including energy production, mining, geology, geophysics, nuclear and related fields.

Top things you ought to know about RMERC are:
• Gatherings are held each Friday during the academic year from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Rock Mechanics conference room (106). All are welcome; event is open to the public.
• We are located at the edge of campus @ 1006 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65409 across the street from Wendy’s fast food.
• You may ask us for seed funding which typically takes the form of graduate stipends, but some support is also available for preliminary data collection or meeting with potential sponsors. Requests are considered at the beginning of each semester. Please submit requests of no more than two pages to Dr. Stewart Gillies by Jan. 7 for the spring semester.
• We have some unusual research facilities/capabilities. We don’t mind sharing and we don’t mind getting dirty.


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