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EPA Exemplary Projects

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
Co-PI: Lloyd Wescoat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

2015 Minnesota Tribes and Transportation Conference

Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Velat
Co-PI: Amanda Kerttu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Lake Superior Initiative

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
Co-PI: Lloyd Wescoat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

2016 Transportation Asset Management Council Technical Assistance Activities

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

2016 Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christine Codere
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

RET Site: PLACE - Promoting Learning about Computational Tools and the Enviornment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Noel Urban
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Collaborative Research: Improving Spatial Observability of Dynamic Traffic Systems Through Ubiquitous Sensor Networks

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kuilin Zhang
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Coupling Experimental and Theoretical Molecular-Level Investigations into the Effect of Background Natural or Dissolved Organic Matter on the Fate of Degradation of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daisuke Minakata
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

National University Rail Transportation Center (NURail) Tier 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Incorporating Surface-Treated Rubber Particles into Portland Cement and Geopolymer Concrete to Improve Field Performance

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Shiyue Fang
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Michigan Local Bridge Load Rating Support and Technology Transfer FY 2015-2016

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Implementation of Roadsoft for MDOT Safety Services Unit

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Sustainable Water Resources for Irrigated Agriculture in a Desert River Basin Facing Climate Change and Urban Growth: From Characterization to Solutions

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Graduate Research Fellowship

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christa Meingast
Co-PI: Jennifer Becker
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

"High-tech analysis of low-tech methods for sustainable Class A biosolids production"

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Becker
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Graduate Research Fellowship

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Winter
Co-PI: Raymond Swartz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Coupling Experimental and Theoretical Molecular-Level Investigations to Visualize the Fate of Degradation of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Systems

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daisuke Minakata
Co-PI: Mark Rouleau
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Low Emission Asphalt Pavements with Crumb Rubber

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhanping You
Co-PI: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Xu Yang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Huron Creek Watershed Improvements Phase 1: Reducing Copper Loads from Stamp Sand Deposits in the Keweenaw Peninsula with Permeable Reactive Barriers

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Rodney Chimner
Co-PI: Rupali Datta
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Bridge Design System Analysis and Modernization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Proposal to Establish the Eastern Region Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center at Michigan Technological University

Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Velat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

NURail - Tier 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: David N. Nelson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CNH: Managing Impacts of Global Transport of Atmosphere-Surface Exchangeable Pollutants in the Context of Global Change

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Perlinger
Co-PI: Emma Norman
Co-PI: Shiliang Wu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Integrated Seasonal Drought Forecast-Adaptive Management System for the Lower Colorado River Basin in Texas

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
Co-PI: Laura Bourgeau-Chavez
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Experimental Frameworks for Evaluating the Net Effects of Hydrological Service Payments on Coupled Social-ecological Systems in Mexico

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Kathleen Halvorsen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Collaborative Research: Nexus of Simulation Sensing and Actuation for Aerodynamic Loads Reduction of Wind Turbine Blades

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Fernando Ponta
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

SusChEM/Collaborative Research: Fundamental Understanding of Foaming Process Towards A New Warm Mix Asphalt Technology

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhanping You
Co-PI: Patricia Heiden
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Biomediated Geomechanical Processes for Dust Mitigration and Monitoring at Mine Tailings Impoundments

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

WSC-Category 2 Collaborative: Robust Decision-making for South Florida Water Resources by Ecosystem Service Valuation Hydro-economic Optimization and Conflict Resolution Modeling

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Collaborative Research: Integrated Wind Turbine Blade and Tower Health Monitoring and Failure Prognosis

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Raymond Swartz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Integration of Mainshock-Aftershock into Performance-Based Engineering using Publicly Available NEEShub Data

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yue Li
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

CAREER: Flood Risk Projections with Climatic Variation and Human-Induced Shifts in Hydrologic Response

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Veronica Griffis
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

IDR: Collaborative Research: Sustainable Water Resources for Communities under Climate Change: Can State-of-the-Art Forecasting Inform Decision-Making in Data Sparse Regions?

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Kathleen Halvorsen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: SFI/Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society (MTCWS)