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

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 . . .

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Brian D. Barkdoll

Brian D. Barkdoll

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Iowa

Contact

906-487-1981
barkdoll@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Barkdoll has degrees from the Universities, of Akron, Cincinnati and Iowa. He has spent 4 years as an engineer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal. Dr. Barkdoll's teaching interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, sediment transport, contaminant transport, and water collection and distribution. His research interests are in . . .

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Jacob Hiller

Jacob Hiller

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact

906-487-3053
jhiller@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Hiller's research interests focus on the interaction between materials, mechanics, and performance in concrete pavements. Dr. Hiller also teaches courses in pavements, construction materials, and transportation-related