Institute of Northern Engineering

The Institute of Northern Engineering serves as the research branch of the College of Engineering and Mines. INE faculty engineer solutions for the world's cold regions and beyond. The institute supports faculty and students studying such unique areas as arctic hydrology, renewable energy, ground water contamination, environmental remote sensing, robotics, ecological engineering, cold regions infrastructure, materials technology and mining.

The institute includes the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, Petroleum Development Laboratory, Transportation Research Center, and the Water and Environmental Research Center, home of the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility. INE also participates in many cross-institute endeavors, such as the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

External grant and research support for INE programs approaches $14 million annually. Most of INE's approximately 65 researchers are full-time faculty in the College of Engineering and Mines, allowing research results to reach the classroom quickly. INE has formed a diverse interdisciplinary team in cooperation with other research groups to tackle many varied problems. This environment provides graduate and undergraduate students with extensive hands-on experience, making them particularly valuable as future employees. INE is a student-centered research unit. For more information, visit or call 907-474-5457.