Research Labs and Centers

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is home to a variety of research centers and laboratories contributing to economic development in South Dakota:

Laboratories and Centers (with Contacts)

Two National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (Center for BioEnergy Research and Development and the Center for Friction Stir Processing) and three South Dakota Governor’s Centers make their home on the School of Mines campus.  The Repair, Refurbish, and Return to Service Applied Research Center continues to develop novel repair technologies to extend the life of military equipment, and two new centers were added in 2014, the Composite & Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing Center and the Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology Transition & Training Center. TheSecurity Printing & Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Center resulted from a South Dakota Research & Development Collaboration Grant award, while the Dakota Bioprocessing Consortium, managed under the Center for Bioprocessing Research & Development, is a consortium of schools in North and South Dakota focused on bioprocessing engineering.  

Whether addressing the energy needs of tomorrow or improving the manufacturing processes of today, School of Mines researchers are developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Research Inquiries

For inquiries related to SD Mines Research, contact:

Research Affairs

S.D. School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Suite 102, O'Harra Building
Rapid City, SD  57701

(605) 394-2493