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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Qingli Dai

Qingli Dai

PhD, University of Rhode Island

Contact

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Dai’s research focuses on sustainable materials and structures for civil infrastructure applications. Her research focuses on sustainable materials and structures for civil infrastructure applications. Her research integrates computational analysis, experimental testing and sensor techniques to investigate asphalt mixtures, cementitious concrete and composites, geopolymer and polymer composites. Her research has also been . . .

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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 . . .

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Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

PhD, Northwestern University

Contact

906-487-2942
jgbecker@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Jennifer Becker joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty as an Associate Professor in January, 2010.  Her area of research and teaching interests focus on biological treatment processes in environmental engineering.  Specifically, her research interests include: the biodegradation, microbial ecology, and bioremediation of chlorinated organic groundwater contaminants; bioenergy production . . .