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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R. Andrew Swartz

R. Andrew Swartz

PhD, University of Michigan

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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 interpreting these data such that they can be of use for making decisions regarding both performance and structural health.  Novel sensor designs with embedded data processing . . .

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Paul V. Doskey

Paul V. Doskey

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact

906-487-2745
pvdoskey@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Doskey teaches in the area of environmental chemistry, specializing in atmospheric organic chemistry and atmosphere-biosphere exchange. His major research interests are in environmental chemodynamics and biogeochemistry. The goals of Dr. Doskey’s research are (1) to advance mechanistic understanding of the biogeochemical processing of synthetic organic chemicals, climate-forcing gases, and aerosol precursors and (2) to improve the ability of multimedia environmental and Earth system models to predict the fate of chemicals in various compartments of the . . .

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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 Coal Company located in Cadiz, OH. His research is concentrated in the applied area and has a number of field based research projects. Dr. Vitton conducts research in the mechanics of seismic . . .

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