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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Zhanping You

Zhanping You

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-1059
zyou@mtu.edu

Professor, Transportation Engineering

Dr. Zhanping You received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University.   He served as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – Kingsville and later at Michigan Technological University.

Professor You has an active research program in the areas of transportation materials. He has published over 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Professor You has published papers in . . .

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Brian D. Barkdoll

Brian D. Barkdoll

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa

Contact

906-487-1981
barkdoll@mtu.edu

Associate 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 in sedimentation, scour, oxygen transfer, clay permeability, vortices, acoustics, stream restoration, dams and reservoirs, intakes, water distribution systems, international development, and . . .

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Veronica W. Griffis

Veronica W. Griffis

PhD, Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Contact

906-487-1079
vgriffis@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Dr. Veronica Griffis is currently an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her teaching interests include
probability and statistics, stochastic hydrology, numerical methods, water resources, and risk analysis and management. Her research
interests include flood frequency analysis and the evaluation of other extreme events, uncertainty analysis, and impacts of climate
variability, climate change, and land use changes on the magnitude, frequency, and timing of flood flows. Dr. Griffis is a recent recipient
of the National Science Foundation CAREER . . .

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