Geology Department

Geology
Sciences
Geology
Sciences

The Department of Geology was established in the Faculty of Science in 1996 and admitted B.Sc. students in the field of General Geology. Eight M.Sc. programs including Economic geology, Environmental geology, Geophysics (Seismology and Earthquake), Hydrology, Stratigraphy and fossil, Petrology and Tectonics are offered in this department.

Also department offers Ph.D. programs in Economic geology and Environmental geology.  ) and one PhD program (Plant Physiology) in the department. Sixteen faculty members in different sub-specialties of biology are employed in this department.

Geophysics is a subject of natural science concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment, and the use of quantitative methods for their analysis.

Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be used for economic and/or industrial purposes. These materials include precious and base metals, nonmetallic minerals, construction-grade stone, petroleum minerals, coal, and water.

Environmental geology, like hydrogeology, is an applied science concerned with the practical application of the principles of geology in the solving of environmental problems.

Stratigraphy is a branch of geology concerned with the study of rock layers (strata) and layering (stratification) and Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging")[1] are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past.

Tectonics is the process that controls the structure and properties of the Earth's crust and its evolution through time.

Hydrology is the scientific study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets, including the water cycle, water resources and environmental watershed sustainability.

Petrology  is the branch of geology that studies the origin, composition, distribution and structure of rocks.

 

Department facilities

The Department of Geology has basic research and teaching laboratories and field equipment for the investigation of a variety of earth materials and processes. These facilities support material preparation and instrumental analysis for primary issues such as geochemistry, petrology, mineralography, hydrogeology, environmental geology, geophysics, tectonics, fossil and stratigraphy and economic geology.

 

 

Head of Department
Dr. Samad Alipour
contact information
+98 44 32755296
geology@urmia.ac.ir
http://en.urmia.ac.ir/Sciences-Faculty/Geology-department
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