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George Hudak, Ph.D., Director, Minerals Division

George Hudak

Position and Focus

As Director of the Minerals Division, George is responsible for overseeing both the Minerals Laboratory in Coleraine, Minn., and the Duluth Minerals Group. He guides the overall strategic plan for the Division. As a Senior Research Associate in the Economic Geology Group, George has been the Group Leader for the Particle and Materials Characterization Group within the Minerals Division of CARTD. He is also the Associate Director of the Precambrian Research Center.

Prior to arriving at NRRI in 2009, Dr. Hudak spent eleven years as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he focused his government and minerals industry funded research on volcanic and structurally-associated precious and base metal mineral deposits within Precambrian terranes across North America, including the Vermilion District of northeastern Minnesota. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute on Lake Superior Geology, and is a Mentor for the Society of Economic Geologists. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and holds a Prospector’s License in Ontario.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1997-1998
Ph. D in Geology, University of Minnesota, 1996
MS in Geology, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1989
BA in Geology, Carleton College, 1984

Project list for George Hudak :

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Dredged Sediment for Forest Restoration on Unproductive Minelands
Restore up to 136 acres of unproductive mine stockpile while improving the treatment of municipal sewage and biosolids near Virginia using clean Erie Pier dredged sediment and managed forestry techniques.