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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Noel R. Urban

Noel R. Urban

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Contact

906-487-3640
nurban@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Urban's research interests include the Great Lakes, environmental cycles of major and trace elements, sediment diagenesis and stratigraphy, chemistry of natural organic matter, wetland biogeochemistry, environmental impact and fate of pollutants, influence of organisms on the chemical environment, and the role of chemical environment in controlling populations. Research projects he is currently involved in include Assessment of Mining Impacts on Stream Mouths of the Keweenaw"," "Integrated Assessment of Torch Lake AOC," and . . .

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Alex S. Mayer

Alex S. Mayer

PhD, University of North Carolina

Contact

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 Systems," "Groundwater Flow in a Fault Zone in the Vicinity of Desert Hot Springs, California," and "Simulation of Saltwater Intrusion in the Guaymas . . .

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