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.

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
Dillman Hall 309

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
Dillman Hall 305

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
Robert M. Handler
Dow Building 840

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 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 Building 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 Building 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 Perram

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 Building 812