Transportation Engineering

Airports

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

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2568
wsproule@mtu.edu
Dillman 301C

Research Interests

  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Airport planning and design
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Transportation planning for major activity centers
  • Engineering education

Pavements

Qingli Dai

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 805

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 charaterization

George R. Dewey, PE

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2522
gdewey@mtu.edu
Dillman 301B

Links of Interest

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
906-487-3053
jhiller@mtu.edu
Dillman 301H

Links of Interest

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

  • Professor, Transportation Engineering
906-487-1059
zyou@mtu.edu
Dillman 301A

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

  • Pavements and transportation materials
  • Nano materials
  • Modified asphalt
  • Bio asphalt
  • Recycled materials for civil engineering application
  • Mechanical testing and constitutive modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures
  • Micromechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Discrete element analysis

Automated People Movers

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

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2568
wsproule@mtu.edu
Dillman 301C

Research Interests

  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Airport planning and design
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Transportation planning for major activity centers
  • Engineering education

Railroads

Pasi Lautala

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Rail Transportation Program, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute
906-487-3547
ptlautal@mtu.edu
Dillman 318

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2568
wsproule@mtu.edu
Dillman 301C

Research Interests

  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Airport planning and design
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Transportation planning for major activity centers
  • Engineering education

Traffic Engineering and Safety

William J. Sproule, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2568
wsproule@mtu.edu
Dillman 301C

Research Interests

  • Transportation planning
  • Traffic engineering,
  • Airport planning and design
  • Public transit
  • Automated people movers
  • Transportation planning for major activity centers
  • Engineering education

Transportation Materials

Theresa M. Ahlborn, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Structural Durability
906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu
Dillman 108

Links of Interest

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
906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 805

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 charaterization

George R. Dewey, PE

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-2522
gdewey@mtu.edu
Dillman 301B

Links of Interest

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
906-487-3053
jhiller@mtu.edu
Dillman 301H

Links of Interest

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

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
906-487-2527
vitton@mtu.edu
Dillman 201G

Research Interests

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

Zhanping You

  • Professor, Transportation Engineering
906-487-1059
zyou@mtu.edu
Dillman 301A

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

  • Pavements and transportation materials
  • Nano materials
  • Modified asphalt
  • Bio asphalt
  • Recycled materials for civil engineering application
  • Mechanical testing and constitutive modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures
  • Micromechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Discrete element analysis

Transportation Structures

Theresa M. Ahlborn, PE

  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Director, Center for Structural Durability
906-487-2625
tess@mtu.edu
Dillman 108

Links of Interest

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

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
906-487-2439
raswartz@mtu.edu
Dillman 201I

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.

Hyungchul "Henry" Yoon

  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
906-487-1032
hyung@mtu.edu
Dillman 201B

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Analysis
  • Matrix Structural Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Smart Sensing Technology
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Post Disaster Response
  • Smart City Resilience
  • Utilizing commercial off-the-shelf technologies (ex. smartphones, cameras, and UAVs) for civil engineering applications

Life Cycle Assessment

Amlan Mukherjee

  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
906-487-1952
amlan@mtu.edu
Dillman 201J

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