Research Facilities

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We like to think of our entire campus as a research park. Nearly every academic building includes several research labs or centers. These facilities play a vital role in conducting innovative studies that drive technological advancements and solutions for industry and government while fostering student learning and regional economic growth.

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Vanderboom Laboratory for Entrepreneurial Research (aka V-Lab)

Thanks to a generous donation from alumnus Steve Vanderboom and his wife Julie, the V-Lab offers crucial space for research expansion. This addition is greatly appreciated given the growing number of research awards Mines has received.

The V-Lab is also home to the Office of Research Affairs and Economic Development, Office of Sponsored Programs, Office for Professional Education, and Office of Industry Engagement.

Centers:

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

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Governor's Research Center for Understanding and Disrupting the Illicit Economy

Contact: Dr. Jon Kellar

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BioSystems Networks & Translational Research (BioSNTR)

Contact: Dr. Steve Smith

Laboratories:

Work with our renowned faculty and collaborate on groundbreaking projects that address real-world challenges. The hands-on experience and expertise you will acquire here will not only contribute to your academic growth but also prepare you for successful careers in academia, industry, or government agencies.

Arbegast Materials Processing and Joining Laboratory 

Contact: Dr. Grant Crawford
(AMP includes the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory)

Direct Write Laboratory 
Contact: Dr. Jon Kellar

South Dakota Mines has a long history in the development and advancement of mining. It is one of only five universities in the United States to have all three mineral industry disciplines: Geology and Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering and Management, and Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.