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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Alex S. Mayer

Alex S. Mayer

PhD, University of North Carolina

Contact

906-487-3372
asmayer@mtu.edu

Charles and Patricia Nelson Presidential Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Mayer's teaching interests include groundwater flow and transport and subsurface remediation. Research projects Dr. Mayer is currently involved in include: "Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Contaminant Transport in Groundwater Vadose Zones," "Mathematical Optimization of Groundwater Remediation Systems: Multi-Objective and Uncertainty Problems," "Surfactant-Enhanced Dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids in Subsurface Systems," "Groundwater Flow in a Fault Zone in the Vicinity of Desert Hot Springs, California," and "Simulation of Saltwater Intrusion in the Guaymas . . .

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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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Pasi Lautala

Pasi Lautala

Contact

906-487-3547
ptlautal@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Lautala was appointed in August, 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also the Director of Rail Transportation Program (RTP), position that he has held since October, 2007. Pasi has his BS from Tampere University of Technology in Finland and his MSc. . . .

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