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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Jennifer Becker

Jennifer Becker

PhD, Northwestern University

Contact

906-487-2942
jgbecker@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Jennifer Becker joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty as an Associate Professor in January, 2010.  Her area of research and teaching interests focus on biological treatment processes in environmental engineering.  Specifically, her research interests include: the biodegradation, microbial ecology, and bioremediation of chlorinated organic groundwater contaminants; bioenergy production using microbial processes; and the recovery and reuse of agricultural, municipal, and industrial waste products. Dr. Becker teaches classes in the area of . . .

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Zhanping You

Zhanping You

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-1059
zyou@mtu.edu

Professor, Transportation Engineering

Dr. Zhanping You received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University.   He served as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – Kingsville and later at Michigan Technological University.

Professor You has an active research program in the areas of transportation materials. He has published over 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Professor You has published papers in . . .

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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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