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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Daisuke Minakata

Daisuke Minakata

PhD, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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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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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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Pasi Lautala

Pasi Lautala

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906-487-3547
ptlautal@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Lautala was appointed in August, 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also the Director of Rail Transportation Program (RTP), position that he has held since October, 2007. Pasi has his BS from Tampere University of Technology in Finland and his MSc. . . .

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