Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Airports

William Leder

  • Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

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

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Airport planning and design
  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Hockey history

Pavements

Qingli Dai

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Matrix structural analysis, Finite element analysis, Civil engineering materials and Computational transportation materials

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, multiphysical modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Self-healing and accelerated healing of asphalt mixtures, micromechanical modeling
  • Internal curing concrete, early-age properties and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative and sustainable infrastructure materials
  • Active-material actuator design, wind-structure interaction, vibration reduction
  • Acoustic and ultrasonic measurement, advanced X-ray and neutron scattering characterization.

George R. Dewey, PE

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Statics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Senior Design

Research Interests

  • Pavement Friction and Aggregate Polishing
  • Blended Learning - Strategy and Technology
  • Project-Based and Discovery-Based Learning

Jacob Hiller

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Pavements
  • Construction Materials
  • Transportation-related topics

Research Interests

  • Pavement mechanics and the interaction between materials, analysis and performance
  • Sustainable transportation infrastructure

Zhanping You, PE

  • Professor, Transportation Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Civil engineering materials
  • Bituminous materials
  • Sustainable pavement engineering
  • Advanced asphalt materials
  • Pavement mechanics
  • Simulations and modeling of pavement materials

Research Interests

  • Design, construction, and maintenance of pavements

  • Micromechanics, micromechanical modeling of geotechnical materials

  • Discrete element modeling and finite element modeling techniques
  • Construction materials: asphalt, aggregate, asphalt concrete

  • Alternative materials for civil engineering: bio asphalt, nano materials in asphalt

  • Recycled materials for civil engineering

Automated People Movers

William Leder

  • Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

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

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Airport planning and design
  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Hockey history

Railroads

Pasi Lautala, PE

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Rail Transportation Program, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Airport planning and design
  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Hockey history

Traffic Engineering and Safety

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Airport planning and design
  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Hockey history

Transportation Materials

Theresa M. Ahlborn, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Structural Durability

Teaching Interests

  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Engineering - Design and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Applications of UHPC for Buildings and Bridges
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Remote Sensing for Bridge Condition Assessment
  • Bridge Inspection with Today’s Advancing Technologies
  • Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement

Qingli Dai

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Matrix structural analysis, Finite element analysis, Civil engineering materials and Computational transportation materials

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, multiphysical modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Self-healing and accelerated healing of asphalt mixtures, micromechanical modeling
  • Internal curing concrete, early-age properties and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative and sustainable infrastructure materials
  • Active-material actuator design, wind-structure interaction, vibration reduction
  • Acoustic and ultrasonic measurement, advanced X-ray and neutron scattering characterization.

George R. Dewey, PE

  • Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Statics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Senior Design

Research Interests

  • Pavement Friction and Aggregate Polishing
  • Blended Learning - Strategy and Technology
  • Project-Based and Discovery-Based Learning

Jacob Hiller

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Pavements
  • Construction Materials
  • Transportation-related topics

Research Interests

  • Pavement mechanics and the interaction between materials, analysis and performance
  • Sustainable transportation infrastructure

Stanley J. Vitton, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of seismic signals generated from hydrodynamic phenomena such as the interaction of tornadoes with the ground

Zhanping You, PE

  • Professor, Transportation Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Pavement design and analysis
  • Civil engineering materials
  • Bituminous materials
  • Sustainable pavement engineering
  • Advanced asphalt materials
  • Pavement mechanics
  • Simulations and modeling of pavement materials

Research Interests

  • Design, construction, and maintenance of pavements

  • Micromechanics, micromechanical modeling of geotechnical materials

  • Discrete element modeling and finite element modeling techniques
  • Construction materials: asphalt, aggregate, asphalt concrete

  • Alternative materials for civil engineering: bio asphalt, nano materials in asphalt

  • Recycled materials for civil engineering

Transportation Structures

Theresa M. Ahlborn, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Structural Durability

Teaching Interests

  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Bridge Engineering - Design and Construction
  • Structural Analysis and Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Applications of UHPC for Buildings and Bridges
  • Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing
  • Remote Sensing for Bridge Condition Assessment
  • Bridge Inspection with Today’s Advancing Technologies
  • Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement

R. Andrew Swartz, PE

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

  • Application computationally efficient and robust embedded algorithms for monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure assets such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, roadways, and railroads.

Life Cycle Assessment

Amlan Mukherjee, PE

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Planning and decision making in infrastructure system management
  • Develop models and implements simulations that can aid decision makers assess design alternatives and explore what-if scenarios