The Institute of Northern Engineering provides research and engineering solutions for the world’s cold regions and beyond. INE conducts research in all areas of engineering, including, but not limited to: civil and environmental, petroleum, mining, geological, electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering. INE fosters opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and students to tackle these engineering challenges. INE focuses on basic and applied research and development, as well as research outreach.

INE promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative research and development. INE promotes partnerships with the natural and social sciences, education, business, geography, natural resource management, and law. INE seeks to increase student involvement in research and development so that students at the University of Alaska graduate at the cutting edge of engineering and technology.

INE Strategic Plan

The INE Strategic Plan is available for download: INE Strategic Plan (PDF|152kb)

INE Annual Report

2016 INE Annual Report
(PDF | 7MB)



2015 INE Annual Report (PDF | 4MB)



2014 INE Annual Report (PDF|7.5MB)

Contact Information

For general inquiries, please contact the Assistant to the INE Director.

  • Miki Smelter
  • Assistant to the INE Director
  • JUB 246
  • Phone: (907) 474-7730
  • Fax: (907) 474-7041
  • mmsmelter@alaska.edu

Mailing Address

  • Institute of Northern Engineering
  • College of Engineering and Mines
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • PO Box 755910
  • Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5910

Physical Address

  • Engineering Learning & Innovation Facility (ELIF), Suite 240
  • 1764 Tanana Loop

Information for Visitors

The Visitor & Parking Information page provides information on where to find us, where to park on UAF campus as well campus location maps and dining services.