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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Veronica L. Webster

Veronica L. Webster

PhD, Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Contact

906-487-1079
vlweb@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Dr. Veronica Webster is currently an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her teaching interests include probability and statistics, stochastic hydrology, numerical methods, water resources, and risk analysis and management. Her research interests include flood frequency analysis and the evaluation of other extreme events, uncertainty analysis, and impacts of climate . . .

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Kuilin Zhang

Kuilin Zhang

Contact

906-487-1828
klzhang@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University in December 2009.  After working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Transportation Center at Northwestern, he joined the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory as a . . .

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Noel R. Urban

Noel R. Urban

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Contact

906-487-3640
nurban@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Urban's research interests include the Great Lakes, environmental cycles of major and trace elements, sediment diagenesis and stratigraphy, chemistry of natural organic matter, wetland biogeochemistry, environmental impact and fate of pollutants, influence of organisms on the chemical environment, and the role of chemical environment in controlling populations. Research projects he . . .