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 and its . . .

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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 . . .

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Stanley J. Vitton

Stanley J. Vitton

PhD, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2527
vitton@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Vitton's research focus is applied geomechanics. He has 8 years of industrial experience with the Shell Oil Company, where he worked in Shell's Mining Ventures Group which later became the Shell Mining Company. While with the Shell Mining Company, he was the Engineering Manager of their R & F . . .