DIVISION OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The Division of Geological Sciences includes the laboratory of Geology and Mineralogy, which is its main means in promoting the field of geosciences, the training of scientists capable of studying, researching, the understanding and implementing the latest methods in the research of the geological environment and the knowledge of using state of the art technologies to address pertinent problems. The laboratory is well equipped into the following 4 components: hydrogeochemistry, soil mechanics-rock mechanics, remote sensing and mapping, optics and electron microscopy. The equipment of the laboratory is divided into the 4 following units: Hydrogeochemistry, soil mechanics-rock mechanics, remote sensing and mapping, optics and electron microscopy.
Educational objectives: At the undergraduate level, the Division supports the following courses in the various schools of the AUA: petrology-mineralogy, geology-geomorphology, topography-remote sensing, soil mechanics-erosion, quaternary geology, hydrogeology, applied mineralogy, environmental geology-natural disasters, geology-mineralogy.
Research objectives: mineralogy, petrography – petrochemistry, geochemistry – pollution, economic geology – industrial minerals and rocks, environmental geochemistry – adsorbents – waste decontamination, meteorites and asteroids, crystallography, structural and tectonic geology, neotectonics and paleoseismology, geological mapping, environmental geology, natural disasters, hydrogeology, Geophysical, sedimentation, Engineering geology, soil mechanics, geoarchaeology, Geomorphology, remote sensing.