Adjunct Directory

Zeyad T. Ahmed

Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Environmental Engineer, Saudi Aramco

248-906-2932
Cell: 906-231-5081
ztmahmou@mtu.edu

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Processes Engineering (graduate class)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Design Project
  • Environmental Processes and Simulation
  • Chemical processes, water chemistry
  • Lake Superior Ecology

Research Interests

  • Advanced water treatment and removal of VOCs from water.
  • Advanced wastewater treatment systems, and oil/water separation.
  • Environmental processes with focus on adsorption behavior and characterization.
  • Chemical/Physical processes simulation and modeling.
  • Sustainable and renewable energy systems and sustainable materials for infrastructure.
  • Energy and materials recovery from waste and wastewater.
  • Cross- disciplinary research between environmental, civil and material engineering.
  • MS Studies: The effect of inorganic shocks (NaCl) on the efficiency of aerobic biological treatment.
  • MS Studies: Development of photocatalysts for the production on hydrogen from sunlight and water.
  • PhD Studies: Quantification of the adsorption capacity of air entraining additives on fly ash to develop new standards and test procedures that can be used to assess the usability of fly ash in concrete.

Yushin Ahn

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor, Douglass Houghton Student Chapter of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)

906-487-2445
yahn@mtu.edu
EERC 221

Research Interests

  • Digital photogrammetry and mapping
  • Sensor modeling and calibration
  • Sensory data fusion
  • 3D reconstruction from remote sensing data
  • Glacier dynamics/polar region monitoring
  • Feature tracking (image matching)

Teaching Interests

  • Surveying/field practice/computation
  • Remote sensing data fusion
  • Digital image acquisition and processing
  • Adjustment computation
  • Digital mapping

Tim Colling

Director, Center for Training & Technology

Staff, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-3354
tkcollin@mtu.edu
309 Dillman Hall

John S. Gierke

Chair, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Affiliated Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2535
jsgierke@mtu.edu
Dow 631

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Ground water Engineering
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Subsurface Remediation

Research Interests

  • Field performance of air sparging for removing volatile organic chemicals from ground water
  • Volatile organic vapor transport in unsaturated soils
  • Sulfur dioxide interactions with volcanic ash

Chris Gilbertson

Associate Director, Center for Training & Technology

Staff, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2102
cggilber@mtu.edu
305 Dillman Hall

Robert M. Handler

Research Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Operations Manager/Senior Research Engineer, Sustainable Futures Institute

906-487-3612
rhandler@mtu.edu
840 Dow Bldg

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Sustainable water and energy systems
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Biofuels
  • Aquaponics and hydroponics
  • Sustainable manufacturing processes
  • Nanoscale materials
  • Iron chemistry
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Natural resource economics
Andrea Munoz Hernandez

Andrea Munoz Hernandez

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Melanie Kueber Watkins

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Links of Interest

William Leder

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1647
bleder@mtu.edu
Dow 815

Research Interests

  • Public transportation planning and engineering
  • Airport planning and design
  • Railroad engineering
  • Design-build contracting for large transportation projects
  • Project management

Thomas Oommen

Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Affiliated Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2045
toommen@mtu.edu
Dow 401

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Methods in Geomechanics
  • Computational Geoscience
  • Remote Sensing for Geotechniques
  • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Engineering Geology and Geoinformatics

Research Interests

  • Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations
  • Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture
  • Geotechnical asset monitoring

Kurt Paterson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

David L. Perram

Research Engr./Scientist II, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Laboratory Director

906-487-2713
dlperram@mtu.edu
Dow 812