Finding and Producing More Minerals
Working closely with industry partners and the Arizona and US Geological Surveys, our research has deepened understanding of the origin, character, and distribution of mineral resources. Our concepts are utilized by companies worldwide.
Virtual Reality Gaming for Safety Training
Working with the Colleges of Public Health, Optical Sciences, and Engineering, we created “Serious Games” customizable, reality-based training and evaluation software, which allows workers in industrial environments to improve time-to-competency and safety behavior using gaming.
Commercialization of New Technology
Collaboration with Tech Launch Arizona accelerates innovation from research to commercialization. Recent mining innovations have found commercial success through TLA. To date, our research has resulted in 12 startups, including Acrete environmentally friendly concrete substitute made from fly ash (photo) and Desert Saber virtual reality safety training software.