Sean J. Kirkpatrick
Sean Kirkpatrick is an accomplished researcher and teacher. His primary area of research is biomedical optics, specializing in the biophysical applications of light scattering for assessing the mechanical, structural and biochemical nature of biological tissues and fluids, and synthetic biomaterials. Of particular interest to him is the theory and application of the laser speckle phenomenon, as well as other aspects of coherent imaging. Other research interests include optical nondestructive evaluation of materials and structures . . .
S. Komar Kawatra
Chem Sci 203B
S. Komar Kawatra joined the faculty at Michigan Tech as an associate professor in 1977. He was promoted to Professor in 1985 and chaired the Department of Mining and Materials Processing Engineering from 2000-2002 when its programs were merged into other academic departments. He has served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2007.
Kawatra is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and lecturer. His primary area of research . . .
David W. Hand
David Hand began his professional affiliation with Michigan Tech in 1982 as an assistant research engineer at the Environmental Engineering Center for Water and Waste Management. In 1984 he became a research engineer, and in 1987 a senior research engineer. In 1992 Hand became an assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and was promoted to associate professor in 1996. He served as program manager for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Center . . .
Daniel R. Fuhrmann
Before coming to Michigan Tech in September 2008, Daniel R. Fuhrmann served as a faculty member for 24 years in the Department of Electrical Engineering (now Electrical and Systems Engineering) at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He was also a research associate in the Biomedical Computer Laboratory and the Genome Sequencing Center, both part of the university's School of Medicine.
Fuhrmann was also an ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at both the Naval Underwater Systems Laboratory . . .
Jean-Celeste Malzahn Kampe
Before coming to Michigan Tech in July 2008, Jean-Celeste Malzahn Kampe served as associate professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, where she was the PI on a $2-million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Talent Expansion Program grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant spanned five years, and the work focused on first-year intervention to improve first-to-second-year retention in the College of Engineering. In addition to . . .
Stephen L. Kampe
Professor Stephen L. Kampe was appointed chair of Michigan Technological University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective July 1, 2012. In addition, he has been named the new Franklin M. St. John Professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering . . .
William W. Predebon
John S. Gierke
My approach to learning is not to rely only on the transfer of knowledge through lectures, reading, and rote practice. I place greater importance on providing opportunities for students in both classroom and research settings to develop their own problem-solving skills by attempting to solve problems independently. The best opportunities are those where the problem is new, requires synthesizing many technical aspects, and may also require the student to learn a brand new technical skill for some aspects.