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Assistant Professor Shan Zhou holds a model of a triangular pyramid, the shape of the nanoparticles in his research samples, at South Dakota Mines on Feb. 8, 2023. (Nicole Schlabach/For South Dakota Searchlight)

South Dakota researcher aims to create gold material that heals itself from damage

BY: - May 16, 2023

Imagine a piece of shrapnel denting a service member’s combat helmet. What if the dent in the helmet could heal itself?  Shan Zhou’s research might make that a reality. He’s an assistant professor in the Department of Nanoscience and Biomedical Engineering at South Dakota Mines in Rapid City. Zhou hopes to create a gold material […]

Colleen Sullivan, who authored a newly published paper quantifying fossil erosion, is shown here working in a lab at South Dakota Mines on her research. (Courtesy of South Dakota Mines)

Mines student recognized for research on fossil dissolution rates

BY: - October 25, 2022

RAPID CITY — A South Dakota Mines graduate student has published research on the rate that fossils erode when they’re exposed to the surface. Colleen Sullivan’s research has just been published in the peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE. In a news release from Mines, Sullivan said she was studying the effect of rain on […]