Department Chairs

Pradeep K. Agrawal

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering

Professor, Chemical Engineering

906-487-1870
pkagrawa@mtu.edu
ChemSci 203B

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetics and reaction engineering
  • Pyrolysis and gasification of biomass, MSW, coal and blends

Daniel R. Fuhrmann

Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering

906-487-2550
fuhrmann@mtu.edu
EERC 118

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing

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 405

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

Stephen L. Kampe

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Department Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

Franklin St. John Chair

906-487-2036
kampe@mtu.edu
M & M Building 601

Research Interests

  • Microstructural mapping in laser additive manufactured titanium
  • Modeling and characterization of Nextel® reinforced aluminum metal matrix composites
  • Reactive synthesis processes
  • Thermomechanical processing
  • Co-deformation of multiphase alloys
  • Mechanisms of strengthening

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2167
sjkirkpa@mtu.edu
M & M Building 301

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Biomedical optics
  • Lasers and other light sources for biology and medicine
  • Non-contact measurement of tissue mechanics and fluid flows
  • Coherent imaging

Audra N. Morse

Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

906-487-3240
anmorse@mtu.edu
Dow 871

Research Interests

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water reclamation systems and Fate of personal products in treatment systems.

William W. Predebon

JS Endowed Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

906-487-2551
wwpredeb@mtu.edu
MEEM 808

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Ceramics
  • Impact Phenomena
  • Wave Propagation
  • Computer Simulation of Explosive - Metal Systems

Research Interests

  • Mechanical behavior
  • Characterization and processing of ceramics
  • Shock deformation including microstructural effects and dynamic fracture of metals and ceramics
  • Impact phenomena
  • Computer simulation of wave phenomena
  • Explosive-metal interaction and fragmentation

Jon Sticklen

Chair, Engineering Fundamentals

906-487-3057
sticklen@mtu.edu
Dillman 112