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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Judith A. Perlinger

Judith A. Perlinger

PhD, Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Contact

906-487-3641
jperl@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Perlinger teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of environmental engineering including courses such as Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering Chemical Processes, and Pollution Prevention and Environmental Regulations. Her research interests are in the area of air and water quality, and in technologies for treatment of environmental media. Current research involves measurement and modeling of contaminant concentrations and fluxes in the Great Lakes region in order to estimate impacts on human and ecosystem health.

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Martin T. Auer

Martin T. Auer

PhD, Water Resources Science, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2799
mtauer@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Auer teaches in the area of environmental engineering, specializing in surface water quality engineering. He works with students at all levels: coordinating freshman orientation, teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and offering graduate instruction in surface water quality modeling. Dr. Auer's research involves field and laboratory studies and mathematical . . .

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Qingli Dai

Qingli Dai

PhD, University of Rhode Island

Contact

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Dai’s research focuses on sustainable materials and structures for civil infrastructure applications. Her research focuses on sustainable materials and structures for civil infrastructure applications. Her research integrates computational analysis, experimental testing and sensor techniques to investigate asphalt mixture performance, asphalt pavement distresses, cement microstructure and concrete durability. Her research has also been involved with other multidisciplinary areas: micromechanics, finite element method, discrete element method, fracture mechanics, acoustic emission detection, imaging . . .

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