Full Time Faculty

Dr. Paul Worsey

Professor and Director of Explosives Education

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Department

Over 35 Years Experience in Explosives, Pyrotechnics and Propellants

Missouri Licensed Blaster, Commercial Fireworks Operator, and Pyrotechnician

European Engineer

Numerous Academic and Industry Awards

ISEE President's Award Recipient

Specialization:

Explosives Engineering

Education:

  • Ph.D. - University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Dr. Braden Lusk, P.E.

Professor and Chair

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Department

Specialization:

Explosives Engineering

Research Interests:

Blast Mitigation | Blasting | Explosives | Mine Operations and Management | Public Relations

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Mining Engineering - UMR
  • B.S. - Mining Engineering - UMR

Dr. Catherine Johnson

Assistant Professor of Explosives Engineering

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Department

Specialization:

Explosives Engineering

Research Interests:

Environmental Considerations of Blasting | Fragmentation Prediction | Biological Effects of Shock Exposure | Explosibility of Dusts

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Mining Engineering - University of Kentucky
  • B.S. & M.S. - Mining Engineering - University of Leeds - England

Dr. Kyle Perry, P.E.

Assistant Professor of Explosives Engineering

Mining and Nuclear Engineering Department

Specialization:

Explosives Engineering

Research Interests:

Explosion Protection | Mine Blasting Effects | Dust Explosions | Ground Control

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Mining Engineering - University of Kentucky
  • B.S. - Civil Engineering - University of Missouri - Columbia