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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Theresa M. Ahlborn

Theresa M. Ahlborn

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Contact

906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Ahlborn has an active research program in the area of concrete materials related to prestressed concrete bridges, including high performance and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) applications. She has published 30 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. She is director of the Center for Structural Durability with the Michigan . . .

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Zhen (Leo) Liu

Zhen Liu

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Civil Engineering

Contact

906-487-1826
zhenl@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Liu earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012. He continued working at Case as a research associate before joining the department. His teaching interests include soil mechanics, foundation engineering, numerical simulations, and other topics in classical . . .

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Veronica W. Griffis

Veronica W. Griffis

PhD, Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Contact

906-487-1079
vgriffis@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Water Resources Engineering

Dr. Veronica Griffis 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
variability, climate change, and land use changes on the magnitude, frequency, and timing of flood flows. Dr. Griffis is a recent recipient
of the National Science Foundation CAREER . . .

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