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 . . .

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Alex S. Mayer

Alex S. Mayer

PhD, University of North Carolina

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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 . . .

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David Hand

David Hand

PhD, Engineering, Michigan Technological University

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906-487-2777
dwhand@mtu.edu

Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

David Hand began his professional affiliation with Michigan Tech in 1982 as an assistant research engineer at the Environmental Engineering Center for Water and Waste Management. In 1984 he became a research engineer, and in 1987 a senior research engineer. In 1992 Hand became an assistant professor in the Department of . . .