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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Judith A. Perlinger

Judith A. Perlinger

PhD, Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

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906-487-3641
jperl@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Perlinger teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering including Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Transport and Transformation of Organic Pollutants, and Applied Boundary Layer Micrometeorology. Her research interests are in the area of air and water quality and sustainability. Current research involves measurement and modeling of atmospheric and aqueous chemical concentrations and atmosphere-surface exchange fluxes, and examination of the chemical governance and sustainability.

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William Leder

William Leder

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906-487-1647
bleder@mtu.edu

Roland A. Mariucci Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Professor Leder's interests include public transportation planning and engineering, airport planning and design, railroad engineering, design-build contracting for large transportation projects, and project management. His papers have been published by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Transportation Research Board. Professor Leder holds degrees from Michigan Tech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His activities include applying his 33 year career in the public sector and consulting engineering to leading Senior Design Projects and teaching . . .

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