Transportation Engineering

Airports

William Leder

Roland A. Mariucci Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

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

William J. Sproule

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

George R. Dewey

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Transportation Enterprise

906-487-2522
gdewey@mtu.edu
Dillman 301B

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

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Pavements and transportation materials
  • Mechanical testing and constitutive modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures
  • Analysis and control of thermal and reflective cracking in asphalt pavement and overlays
  • Micromechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Discrete element analysis
  • Constitutive model development, pavement fracture, and instrumentation

Qingli Dai

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 862

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, constitutive modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Properties and performance of asphalt mixtures
  • Cement microstructure and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative asphalt materials
  • Active piezoelectric materials, structural damping control
  • Acoustic emission damage detection, X-ray tomography, imaging processing

Automated People Movers

William Leder

Roland A. Mariucci Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

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

William J. Sproule

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

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director, Rail Transportation Program, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

906-487-3547
ptlautal@mtu.edu
Dillman 318

William J. Sproule

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

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

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
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Structural Analysis

Research Interests

  • Concrete materials related to prestressed concrete bridges, including high performance and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) applications

Qingli Dai

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu
Dow 862

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, constitutive modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics
  • Properties and performance of asphalt mixtures
  • Cement microstructure and concrete durability
  • Self-healing construction materials, alternative asphalt materials
  • Active piezoelectric materials, structural damping control
  • Acoustic emission damage detection, X-ray tomography, imaging processing

George R. Dewey

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Transportation Enterprise

906-487-2522
gdewey@mtu.edu
Dillman 301B

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

Devin Harris

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering, with a main focus on bridges and innovative materials for civil infrastructure

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

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct 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

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Pavements and transportation materials
  • Mechanical testing and constitutive modeling of asphalt binders and mixtures
  • Analysis and control of thermal and reflective cracking in asphalt pavement and overlays
  • Micromechanics
  • Finite element analysis
  • Discrete element analysis
  • Constitutive model development, pavement fracture, and instrumentation

Transportation Structures

Theresa M. Ahlborn

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
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Structural Analysis

Research Interests

  • Concrete materials related to prestressed concrete bridges, including high performance and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) applications

Devin Harris

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering, with a main focus on bridges and innovative materials for civil infrastructure

R. Andrew Swartz

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental 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.

Yue Li

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-1485
yueli@mtu.edu
Dillman 201B

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Structural reliability analysis and probabilistic design
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation
  • Resilient civil infrastructure and sustainability
  • Effects of climate change on infrastructure risk assessment and climatic adaptation
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Wood engineering
  • Wind engineering

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