Research Labs and Centers

In total, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has 14 research centers and laboratories contributing to economic development in South Dakota, including two National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers: the Center for BioEnergy Research and Development and the Center for Friction Stir Processing.

Three South Dakota Governor’s Centers also have made 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 this past year, the Composite & Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing Center and the Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology Transition & Training Center.

The newest center, the Security 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.

Laboratories and Centers (with Contacts)

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