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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Jacob Hiller

Jacob Hiller

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-3053
jhiller@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Hiller's research interests focus on the interaction between materials, mechanics, and performance in concrete pavements. Dr. Hiller also teaches courses in pavements, construction materials, and transportation-related topics.

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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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George R. Dewey

George R. Dewey

PhD, University of Kansas, 1990

Contact

906-487-2522
gdewey@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Dewey's teaching interests include civil engineering materials, statics, structural analysis, steel design, and senior design.  His many years of experience advising the Transportation Enterprise has given him a strong appreciation of value of team-based experiential learning.  His current interests in curriculum development include partial "flipping" of the classroom to move some lectures to a digital format to make time for classroom team learning activities.  His other research activities include understanding how properties of carbonate aggregates affect aggregate polishing and pavement . . .

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