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About INE

The Institute of Northern Engineering (INE) is the research arm of the College of Engineering and Mines (CEM). It has several distinct research centers and provides facilities and support to dozens of researchers working in conjunction with the College. INE is the home to many of the world’s leading researchers in cold weather and cold climate science and engineering.

  • Institute of Northern Engineering
  • 539 Duckering Building
  • 306 Tanana Loop
  • Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5910
  • Phone: (907) 474-5457
  • Fax: (907) 474-7041
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Research at INE

INE research spans the engineering disciplines, offering expertise in energy production, modeling and testing of mechanical systems, environmental engineering and hydrology as well as infrastructure, mining, and petroleum development. Included within the Institute are natural scientists, social scientists, and anthropologists all of who contribute significantly to the ability of INE to address societal issues.

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INE provides financial services and research support to the faculty, staff and students within the College of Engineering and Mines.

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News & Announcements

Paper on Frozen Debris Lobes Receives Award at Cold Regions Engineering Conference


The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Dr. Margaret Darrow along with co-authors Dr. Ronald Daanen and Jocelyn Simpson the 2013 International Cold Regions Engineering Conference Best Paper award for “Analysis of a Frozen Debris Lobe: A first look at an Impending Geohazard.” The award was presented to the authors at this year’s conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 19-22, 2015.