David Haugen

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Professional Title
Research Project Specialist


David Haugen is a Research Project Specialist at the NRRI Coleraine facility. David began working at NRRI in 2014 as a Lab Technician, working extensively in the Metallurgical/Pyro Lab and Batch Minerals Lab. In February of 2023, he became a Research Project Specialist at Coleraine. In this role, David works with the team as a technical resource for project management. He helps the team plan, monitor, and track projects and finds solutions when problems arise.


  • Associate of Arts- Hibbing Community College (2011)
  • Associate of Science in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Forest Resources -¬†Itasca Community College (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Management - The College of St. Scholastica (2021)

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