Current Projects

Research is taking place all across Michigan Tech. Below, you will find a sample listing of some of our publically funded research projects. Use our search box or advanced filtering options to search our research projects by keyword, by department, or even by investigator.

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Great Explorations After School STEM Clubs

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

2018 Transportation Materials Research Center

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
Co-PI: Gerald Anzalone
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Physiology Friday with Michigan Tech University: Using Lumber Woodscrews and Power Drills to Facilitate Understanding of Human Movement in Rural High Schools

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steven Elmer
Co-PI: Kathy Carter
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Black Ash Wetland Ecosystem Processes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Fengjing Liu
Co-PI: Andrew Storer
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Log Movement in the Superior Region - Rate and Capacity Based Analysis of Modal Shares

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Biocementation Via Stimulation of Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria to Mitigate Dust Susceptibility

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rebekka Guyon
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

I-Corps: Carbon Nanotube Coaxial Noise Control

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Development and Delivery of a Professional Development Course in Inverter Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Worm
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Implementation of Online Training Modules to Rail Learning System

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: John Velat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
Co-PI: Lloyd Wescoat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

The Development and Assessment of Advanced Cybersecurity Curriculum

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yu Cai
Co-PI: Kedmon Hungwe
College/School: School of Technology
Department(s): School of Technology

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Assess Vulnerability of Park Ecosystems to Climate Change

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristen Schmitt
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Scarification for NHSEED Project

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yvette Dickinson
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Collaborative Research: Individual and Collective Dynamics of Marangoni Surface Tension Effects Between Particles

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hassan Masoud
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Evaluating Changes in Soil Carbon after Land Management in a Changing Climate

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Martin Jurgensen
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

2018 Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christine Codere
Co-PI: Peter Torola
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Fatigue Testing of Fillet Welds

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Knowing What You Eat: Measuring the Effectiveness of Educational Interventions on Animal Consumption

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adam Feltz
Co-PI: Silke Feltz
Co-PI: L. Syd M. Johnson
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Cognitive & Learning Sciences

Center/Institute: Research and Innovation in Stem Education Institute (RISE)

Mona Lake Monitoring and Modeling

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Martin Auer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

SHF: SMALL: Collaborative Research: Improving Reliability of In-Memory Storage

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jianhui Yue
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Computer Science

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Incorporating Design Thinking and Lean Start-Up Into the First Year Engineering Curriculum

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mary Raber
Co-PI: Mary Fraley
Co-PI: Amber Kemppainen
College/School: Pavlis Honors College
Department(s): Pavlis Honors College

Center/Institute: Center for Leadership and Innovation for Transformation (LIFT)

Community Environmental Monitoring Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Donald Lafreniere
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Social Sciences

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Response of Forest and Peatland Ecosystems to Environmental Change: A Continuation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Evan Kane
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Snowfall in the GPM Era: Assessing GPM Snowfall and Ice Microphysical Retrievals Using Independent Spaceborne and Ground-Based Observations

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mark Kulie
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Peat Accumulation Rates in Lake Superior Forested Wetlands

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Evan Kane
Co-PI: Rodney Chimner
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)