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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Daisuke Minakata

Daisuke Minakata

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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906-487-1830
dminakat@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Daisuke Minakata obtained B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He obtained Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech in 2010.  Dr.Minakata worked as a research engineer at the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable System at Georgia Tech for 3 and half . . .

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William M. Bulleit

William M. Bulleit

PhD, Engineering Science, Washington State University

Contact

906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Bulleit received a BSCE in 1974 and MSCE in 1975 from Purdue University.  He then worked for Perry Oceanographics, Inc. in Riveria Beach, Florida designing manned and unmanned submersibles before entering Washington State University in September 1977 to work on a Ph.D.  His dissertation involved the reinforcement of particleboard using fiberglass reinforced plastic lamina on the board surfaces.  He finished his Ph.D. in June of 1980 and went to HNTB in Bellevue, Washington where he designed . . .

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Zhen (Leo) Liu

Zhen Liu

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Civil Engineering

Contact

906-487-1826
zhenl@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Liu earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012. He continued working at Case as a research associate before joining the department. His teaching interests include soil mechanics, foundation engineering, numerical simulations, and other topics in classical . . .

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