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 mixture performance, asphalt pavement distresses, cement microstructure and concrete durability. Her research has also been involved with other multidisciplinary areas: micromechanics, finite element method, discrete element method, fracture mechanics, acoustic emission detection, imaging . . .

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Daisuke Minakata

Daisuke Minakata

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Contact

906-487-1830
dminakat@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Daisuke Minakata obtained B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He obtained Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech in 2010.  Dr.Minakata worked as a research engineer at the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable System at Georgia Tech for 3 and half . . .

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Yue Li

Yue Li

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Contact

906-487-1485
yueli@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Yue Li joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as the Donald and Rose Ann Tomasini Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering in 2005. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Structural Engineering, from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2005. He was . . .

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