Ned Mamula

Chief Geologist

Geologist Ned Mamula has over 30 years of experience researching critical minerals, energy, and resource policy issues. He spearheaded numerous mineral assessments during his tenure with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of Energy, and industry. He authored the new book on critical minerals titled Groundbreaking! America’s New Quest for Mineral Independence.

Dr. Mamula has also written and spoken extensively on resource policy, mining, critical minerals demand, international supply chain vulnerabilities, and the geopolitics of mineral resources. He has briefed members of Congress, the executive branch, and various representatives of the private sector on critical minerals and hardrock mining.

His research has appeared in numerous scientific journals, and his policy analyses have appeared in Forbes, American Spectator, Real Clear Policy, U.S. News, Washington Examiner, National Review, Washington Times, Townhall, and The Hill. His presentation on America’s Need for Critical Minerals was broadcast live on C-SPAN. He served on the Trump Transition Team as an advisor and subject matter expert on U.S. natural resource issues including energy, critical minerals, and mining on federal lands, for the incoming appointees at Department of the Interior.

Dr. Mamula received a B.S. in geology from Slippery Rock University, M.S. in geosciences from Penn State University, Ph.D. in petroleum geology and geophysics from Texas A&M University, and Master’s degree in Strategic Studies/Resource Policy, from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.