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EIU Department of Geology and Geography

Geomorphology-Sedimentology (Surficial
Processes) Laboratory


The Surficial Processes Laboratory is located in Room 1040 of the Physical Science Building. The recently renovated lab is used for teaching and research and houses equipment for data analysis, modeling, and 3D printing, including:

  • Particle size analysis equipment for sediments and soils:
    • sieves, glassware, and measurement tools
    • 2 sieve shakers
    • 2 drying ovens
    • 2 fume hoods
    • precision scales
  • Large lab benches and open work spaces for multiple projects
  • Emriver Em3 river process geomodel (stream table) manufactured by Little River Research & Design stream_table
  • Flashforge Creator Pro 3D Printer
  • MakerBot 3D Digitizer

Students gain hands-on experience in the lab in classes such as Introduction to Earth Sciences (ESC 1300G/1390G), Principles of Sedimentation (GEL 3510), and Geomorphology: Surficial Processes and Landforms(GEG/GEL 3420). Students and faculty members are also encouraged to use the lab for research projects.

If you have questions about the Surficial Processes Lab, please contact Dr. Diane Burns ( or Dr. James Riley (

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Department of Geology and Geography

Physical Science Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2626

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