About Department The Department of Geology was established in the year of 2016. It has been a home for pioneering research and excellent teaching with the students becoming leaders in both academia and industry. We have strong research programs in Earth Materials (Mineral Science), Sedimentary and Earth Surface Processes, Geo-biology, Hydrogeology, Seismology, Geochemistry/Petrology, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Pale climate, and Tectonics/Structural Geology. Being a part of one of the nation’s top public research universities, we have extensive resources, enabling our students to conduct research at the cutting edge.