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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Pengfei Xue

PhD University of Massachusetts

Contact

906-487-1837
pexue@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Xue's research is focused on the development and application of numerical models to problems in the coastal ocean and the Great Lakes. His modeling-based research interests include estuarine and coastal ocean dynamics, observing system simulation experiments for optimal data sampling strategies, water quality and NPZD modeling, and ocean-atmosphere interaction and its impact on the . . .

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Martin T. Auer

Martin T. Auer

PhD, Water Resources Science, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2799
mtauer@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Auer teaches in the area of environmental engineering, specializing in surface water quality engineering. He works with students at all levels: coordinating freshman orientation, teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and offering graduate instruction in surface water quality modeling. Dr. Auer's research involves field and laboratory studies and mathematical . . .

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