College of Engineering

Guy Meadows

Email:gmeadows@mtu.edu

Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering


Area of Expertise: Director, Great Lakes Research Center


Research Interests:
  • Large scale field experimentation in the Inland Seas of the Great Lakes and coastal oceans
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and prediction
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous environmental monitoring platforms (surface and sub-surface)

Wayne Pennington

Email:wayne@mtu.edu

Professor of Geophysical Engineering, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, College of Engineering



Research Interests:
  • Properties of rocks under varying conditions of saturation, stress, and heterogeneity
  • Oil and gas exploration and development
  • Earthquake seismology, particularly induced seismicity, and humanitarian aspects of large earthquakes

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biology

Casey Huckins

Email:cjhuckin@mtu.edu

Professor, Biological Sciences, Department of Biology


Area of Expertise: Fish ecology and restoration, Watersheds and influence of land use on aquatic systems, biomonitoring


Research Interests:
  • Ecology of lakes, streams, and their riparian interface with terrestrial systems
  • Fish ecology, biology, functional morphology effects of land use on ecological systems
  • Biomonitoring for research and restoration

Department of Chemical Engineering

Gerard Caneba

Email:caneba@mtu.edu

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering



Research Interests:
  • Controlled chain polymerizations
  • Radiation-Initiated FRRPP Thermoreversible Nanobiomaterials

Tony Rogers

Email:tnrogers@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering



Research Interests:
  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage

Department of Chemistry

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jennifer Becker

Email:jgbecker@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Area of Expertise: Bioenergy production using microbial processes


Research Interests:
  • Bioremediation of Contaminated Groundwater
  • Microbial Ecology and Kinetics of Chlorinated Aliphatic Solvent
  • Biodegradation Conversion of Organic Solid Wastes and Cellulosic Feedstocks to Elect

William Bulleit

Email:wmbullei@mtu.edu

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Area of Expertise: Structural wood engineering


Research Interests:
  • Structural Reliability/Probabilistic Modeling
  • Agent-Based Modeling Computational Intelligence
  • Applications in Civil Engineering

Yue Li

Email:yueli@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Area of Expertise: Structural wood engineering


Research Interests:
  • Structural reliability analysis and probabilistic design
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation
  • Resilient civil infrastructure and sustainability

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Ezra Bar-Ziv

Email:ebarziv@mtu.edu

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Area of Expertise: Biocoal


Research Interests:
  • Emissions from Coal Power Plants
  • Simulation of Operation of Coal Power Plants
  • Torrefied-biomass (biocoal) as a Renewable Clean Replacement of Coal

Jeff Naber

Email:jnaber@mtu.edu

Ron & Elaine Starr Professor in Energy Systems,, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Area of Expertise: Biofuels


Research Interests:
  • Combustion processes and combustion control of hydrogen and hydrogen dual fuelled engines
  • Biofuels including ethanol with production from forest products and application in advanced combustion engines
  • Gasoline IC engine research and the development of physical based correlations and models

Kazuya Tajiri

Email:ktajiri@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


Area of Expertise: Biofuels


Research Interests:
  • Transport phenomena in multiscale/multiphase systems
  • Thermo-fluid system diagnostics, modeling, and optimization
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells for automotive application

Department of Social Sciences; School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Department of Social Sciences

Sam Sweitz

Email:srsweitz@mtu.edu

Associate Professor , Department of Social Sciences


Area of Expertise: bioenergy-related community impacts


Research Interests:
  • Historical and Industrial Archaeology
  • Issues Related to Colonialism, World-Systems Analysis, post-Colonailism, and Globalization
  • Relevance of Archaeology and Heritage to Identity Formation and Contemporary Social Systems

School of Business and Economics

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

School of Technology

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