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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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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William M. Bulleit

William M. Bulleit

PhD, Engineering Science, Washington State University

Contact

906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Bulleit received a BSCE in 1974 and MSCE in 1975 from Purdue University.  He then worked for Perry Oceanographics, Inc. in Riveria Beach, Florida designing manned and unmanned submersibles before entering Washington State University in September 1977 to work on a Ph.D.  His dissertation involved the reinforcement of particleboard . . .

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R. Andrew Swartz

R. Andrew Swartz

PhD, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2439
raswartz@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

My research interests are driven by the practice of embedded and autonomous interrogation of data collected remotely for the management and protection of both civil infrastructure assets and their occupants.  Sustainable management of civil infrastructure systems requires not only the collection of relevant data, but also a means of conditioning and . . .

Michigan Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering