Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering a Better World

Working as an engineer in the upcoming decades, you will have the chance to play a critical role in making the world a better place. In fact, students at Michigan Tech are getting a head start—by helping to facilitate sustainable development, appropriate technology, beneficial infrastructure, and social change—while they are still in school.

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Pengfei Xue

PhD University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program

Contact

906-487-1837
pexue@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Xue's research focuses on the development and application of numerical models to problems in the coastal ocean and the Great Lakes. His modeling-based research interests include estuarine and coastal ocean dynamics, observing system simulation experiments for optimal data sampling strategies, water quality and NPZD modeling, and ocean-atmosphere interaction

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Theresa M. Ahlborn

Theresa M. Ahlborn

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Contact

906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Ahlborn has an active research program in the area of structural concrete related to concrete buildings and bridges, including the use of ultra-high performance concrete for bridges and remote sensing technologies for bridge condition assessment. She is a respected international scholar with over 110 publications, and has been

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Brian D. Barkdoll

Brian D. Barkdoll

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa

Contact

906-487-1981
barkdoll@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Barkdoll has degrees from the Universities, of Akron, Cincinnati and Iowa. He has spent 4 years as an engineer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal. Dr. Barkdoll's teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, contaminant transport, and water collection and distribution. His research interests are

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