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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Theresa M. Ahlborn

Theresa M. Ahlborn

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

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906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Ahlborn has an active research program in the area of concrete materials related to prestressed concrete bridges, including high performance and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) applications. She has published 30 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. She is director of the Center for Structural Durability with the Michigan . . .

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Brian D. Barkdoll

Brian D. Barkdoll

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa

Contact

906-487-1981
barkdoll@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Barkdoll has degrees from the Universities, of Akron, Cincinnati and Iowa. He has spent 4 years as an engineer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal. Dr. Barkdoll's teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, contaminant transport, and water collection and distribution. His research interests are in sedimentation, scour, oxygen transfer, clay permeability, vortices, acoustics, stream restoration, dams and reservoirs, intakes, water distribution systems, international development, and . . .

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William J. Sproule

William J. Sproule

PhD, Michigan State University

Contact

906-487-2568
wsproule@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bill Sproule has over 35 years experience in government, consulting, and university teaching and research in Canada and the United States. He joined the faculty at Michigan Tech in 1996 and is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received a BSCE from Michigan Tech, a M.Eng. in Civil Engineering from . . .

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