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Great Explorations After School STEM Clubs

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

2018 Transportation Materials Research Center

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
Co-PI: Gerald Anzalone
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Log Movement in the Superior Region - Rate and Capacity Based Analysis of Modal Shares

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Biocementation Via Stimulation of Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria to Mitigate Dust Susceptibility

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rebekka Guyon
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

I-Corps: Carbon Nanotube Coaxial Noise Control

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Development and Delivery of a Professional Development Course in Inverter Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Worm
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Implementation of Online Training Modules to Rail Learning System

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: John Velat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
Co-PI: Lloyd Wescoat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Collaborative Research: Individual and Collective Dynamics of Marangoni Surface Tension Effects Between Particles

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hassan Masoud
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

2018 Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christine Codere
Co-PI: Peter Torola
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Fatigue Testing of Fillet Welds

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Mona Lake Monitoring and Modeling

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Martin Auer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Snowfall in the GPM Era: Assessing GPM Snowfall and Ice Microphysical Retrievals Using Independent Spaceborne and Ground-Based Observations

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mark Kulie
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Collecting Mine Dust Particles with Liquid-Coated Vibrating Meshes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lei Pan
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Implementation of a Wireless Sensor System for Monitoring Mechanical Loadings at the Internal Fixation Plates of Rats with Segmental Bone Defects

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Keat Ong
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Graduate Research Fellowship

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roger Guillory
Co-PI: Jaroslaw Drelich
Co-PI: Jeremy Goldman
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Image-Data-Driven Deep Learning in Geosystems: Exploratory Investigation into the Stability of Retaining Walls

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhen Liu
Co-PI: Shiyan Hu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Delivery of Professional Development Courses in Propulsion Systems

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher Morgan
Co-PI: Darrell Robinette
Co-PI: Jeremy Worm
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Icorps: Software for Aircraft Analysis and Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chunpei Cai
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: An Actuarial Framework of Cyber Risk Management for Power Grids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chee-Wooi Ten
Co-PI: Yeonwoo Rho
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

3-D Printed Nano-Bioactuators and their Application in Navigation of Endovascular Catheters

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Parisa Abadi
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Minerals and Rock Type Mapping Using Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer-Next Generation (AVIRIS-NG) Data

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Snehamoy Chatterjee
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

MRI: Acquisition of an Atomic Force Microscope for Force Measurement Single-molecule Manipulation and Other Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jaroslaw Drelich
Co-PI: Tarun Dam
Co-PI: Shiyue Fang
Co-PI: Kathryn Perrine
Co-PI: Xiaohu Xia
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Develop and Implement a Freeze Thaw Model Based Seasonal Load Restriction Decision Support Tool

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhen Liu
Co-PI: Michael Billmire
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
Co-PI: Min Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Modeling and Control Development for Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Integration - Charging Infrastructure Network Interoperability

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bo Chen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Tire Rubber Modified Asphalt Emulsion for Effective Pavement Preservation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Hui Yao
Co-PI: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Oculus - ASR Nanosatellite Flight Integration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Keweenaw Fault Geometry Secondary Structures and Slip Kinematics along the Bete Gris Bay Shoreline

Investigators
Principal Investigator: James DeGraff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Meta-Stability of Pulsed Load Microgrids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Understanding and Mitigating Triboelectric Artifacts in Wearable Electronics by Synergic Approaches

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ye Sun
Co-PI: Shiyan Hu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Developing Anisotropic Media for Transformation Optics by Using Dielectric Photonic Crystals

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Elena Semouchkina
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Collaborative Research: ACI-CDS&E: Highly Parallel Algorithms and Architectures for Convex Optimization for Realtime Embedded Systems (CORES)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Saeid Nooshabadi
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Anisotropic Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Patch with Oriented Vasculature

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Feng Zhao
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Umesh Korde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

2017 MERL Development and Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

2017 Roadsoft Asset Management System Development and Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
Co-PI: Luke Peterson
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Hydrodynamic Control Using X-Band Radar for Wave Energy Converter Technology

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Umesh Korde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Educating Educators and their Students Everywhere to Prevent New Invaders

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Synthesis of Shape-Controllable Three-Dimensional Graphene

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yun Hang Hu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

On Integrating Object Detection Capability into a Coastal Energy Conversion System

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Umesh Korde
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

2017 Transportation Asset Managment Council Education Program Work Plan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

I/UCRC: Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
Co-PI: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Identify Best Practices in Pavement Design Materials Construction and Maintenance in Wet Freeze Climates Similar to Michigan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhanping You
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Can Reductions in Great Lakes Fish PCB Concentrations be Achieved by Management of PCBs in Atmospheric Deposition?

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Perlinger
Co-PI: Noel Urban
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Institute for Ultra-Strong Composites by Computational Design (US-COMP)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
Co-PI: Julia King
Co-PI: Ravindra Pandey
Co-PI: Trisha Sain
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Assessing Changes in the State of Magma Storage System Over Caldera-Forming Eruption Cycles a Case Study at Taupo Volcanic Zone New Zealand

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chad Deering
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Driver Behavior at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Using NDS Data and Driving Simulators

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: Myounghoon Jeon
Co-PI: David N. Nelson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CAREER: An Ecologically-Inspired Approach to Battery Lifetime Analysis and Testing

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lucia Gauchia Babe
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

CAREER: Online Learning-based Underwater Acoustic Communications and Networking

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhaohui Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Graduate Research Fellowship

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ian Cummings
Co-PI: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Timothy Schulz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Developing a Biocompatible Large Whale Tracking Tag

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rupak Rajachar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Evaluating and Advancing the Representation of Lake-Atmosphere Interactions and Resulting Heavy Lake-Effect Snowstorms Across the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin Within the NASA-Unified Weather Research and Forecasting Model

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pengfei Xue
Co-PI: Mark Kulie
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Imaging Theory and Mitigation in Extreme Turbulence-Induced Anisoplanatism

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Bos
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Collaborative Research: The Role of Citizen Science in Watershed Hydrology Research: Relationships Between Volunteer Motivations Data Quantity and Quality and Decision-Making

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

NEXTCAR: Connected and Automated Control for Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Operation on a Light-Duty Multi-Mode Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Naber
Co-PI: Bo Chen
Co-PI: Darrell Robinette
Co-PI: Mahdi Shahbakhti
Co-PI: Kuilin Zhang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Governance Approaches to Foster Great Lakes Literacy Identity and Stewardship: An Integrated Assessment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Modeling and Simulation of Electromigration in Copper-Tin Interconnects

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zachary Morgan
Co-PI: Yongmei Jin
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Magnetic Petrophysics of the Menominee Iron Range

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

High Temperature Plasticity of Microalloyed Aluminum: Influence of Rapid Solidification and Wrought Processing on Precipitation Strengthening and Deformation Mechanisms

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
Co-PI: Stephen Hackney
Co-PI: Erik Herbert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

INFEWS/T3: Climate Change Mitigation via Reducing Household Food Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
Co-PI: Chelsea Schelly
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Increasing Ship Power System Capability through Exergy Control

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gordon Parker
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
Co-PI: Eddy Trinklein
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

UCR AOI 4 Development of a Physically-based Creep Model Incorporating Eta Phase Evolution for Nickel-base Superalloys used in Advance Electric Power Generation Plants

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Walter Milligan
Co-PI: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Mechanically Active Magnetoelastic System for Controlled Loading Environment to Promote Vascularized Bone Regeneration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Keat Ong
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: EAGER: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Landslide Life-Cycle Monitoring and Failure Prediction Using Satellite Remote Sensing

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: El Hachemi Bouali
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Collaborative Research: The Role of Grain Boundary Structure and Chemistry in Materials Failure

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen Hackney
Co-PI: Erik Herbert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Traffic Safety Engineering for Local Agency Elected / Appointed Officials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christine Codere
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Auris: A CubeSat to Characterize and Locate Geostationary Communication Emitters

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Center for Leadership and Innovation for Transformation (LIFT)

Smart Moisture-Resistant Adhesive Inspired by Marine Chemistry

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lee
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Autonomous Microgrids: Theory Control Flexibility and Scalability

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
Co-PI: Nina Mahmoudian
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Stratus: A CubeSat to Measure Cloud Structure and Winds

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Center for Leadership and Innovation for Transformation (LIFT)

SHF: Small: Scalable Spectral Sparsification of Graph Laplacians and Integrated Circuits

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhuo Feng
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

FACTs & Careers: A Scalable Place-Based Educational Program at a Public Aquarium to Increase STEM Career Choices

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Fiber-reinforced High Performance Rubber Concrete for Concrete Structure Construction and Repair

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

SusChEM: Integrated Studies on Interactions between Lignocellulosic Fine Structure and Hydrolytic Enzymes toward Efficient Hydrolysis

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wen Zhou
Co-PI: David Shonnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Exploratory Investigation of Thermally-Induced Water Flow

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhen Liu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

IRES: US-Denmark Collaboration to Create Next Generation Biosensors

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
Co-PI: Julia King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Update and Modernization of the TRAC Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: Andrea Barajas
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Mechanical Properties at the Protected Lithium Interface

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Erik Herbert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Packetized Energy Management: Coordinating Transmission and Distribution

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sumit Paudyal
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Heterogeneous Multisensor Buried Target Detection Using Spatiotemporal Feature Learning

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Timothy Schulz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Assessing the Spatial Distribution and Physical Drivers of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Western Lake Erie

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Angela Yu
Co-PI: Colleen Mouw
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

EPA Environmental Finance Center for the Great Lakes Region (EPA Region 5)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Jennifer Becker
Co-PI: David Hand
Co-PI: Robert Handler
Co-PI: Ralph Hodek
Co-PI: Jonathan Leinonen
Co-PI: Thomas Merz
Co-PI: Paul Nelson
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: John Velat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Developing a Talent Pipeline: Inspiring Future Naval Engineers and Scientists Using Real-World Project Based Instruction

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard
Co-PI: Nina Mahmoudian
Co-PI: Guy Meadows
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Workshop on Challenges for Space Solar Power

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Seyed Zekavat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

RET Site: PLACE - Promoting Learning about Computational Tools and the Enviornment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Noel Urban
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Understanding Basaltic Volcanic Processes by Remotely Measuring the Links between Vegetation Health and Extent and Volcanic Gas and Thermal Emissions using HyspIRI-like VSWIR and TIR Data

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chad Deering
Co-PI: Jessica McCarty-Kern
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Tunable Energy Efficient Electronics (TE3)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yu Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Toward Undersea Persistence

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Evaporation Sub-Model Development for Volume of Fluid (eVOF) Method Applicable to Spray-Wall Interaction Including Film Characteristics with Validation at High Pressure- Temperature Conditions

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Seong-Young Lee
Co-PI: Jeffrey Naber
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Therapeutic Lymphatic Vessel Regeneration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Feng Zhao
Co-PI: Jeremy Goldman
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: Improving Spatial Observability of Dynamic Traffic Systems Through Ubiquitous Sensor Networks

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kuilin Zhang
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Novel Polymer Composite Heat Exchanger for Dry Cooling of Power Plants

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joshua Pearce
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

CDOM Variability and Its Influence on Phytoplankton Distribution in a Sub-Arctic Basin

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Colleen Mouw
Co-PI: Brice Grunert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Paleointensity of the Paleoproterozoic Geomagnetic Field as Recorded by Single Silicate Crystals: Testing the "Proterozoic Dipole Low"

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Full Compensation and Control of Losses in Metamaterial Devices without Gain Medium

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Durdu Guney
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

GOALI: Graphene Paper Sensor for Disease Detection

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
Co-PI: Julia King
Co-PI: Adrienne Minerick
Co-PI: Warren Perger
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: In-Situ Three-Dimensional Diffraction and High-Resolution Electron Microscopy Study of Modulated Martensites

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yu Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Biodegradation Mechanism and Rate Biocompatibility and Toxicity for Novel Zn-Mg Stent Materials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Goldman
Co-PI: Jaroslaw Drelich
Co-PI: Feng Zhao
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Virtual Processing Operation and Damage of Low Volume Solder Interconnects for 3DIC Packaging

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yongmei Jin
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Michigan Local Bridge Load Rating Support and Technology Transfer FY 2015-2016

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Sustainable Water Resources for Irrigated Agriculture in a Desert River Basin Facing Climate Change and Urban Growth: From Characterization to Solutions

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

CAREER: Autonomous Underwater Power Distribution System for Continuous Operation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

CAREER: Surface and Interparticle Forces for Improved Virus Removal

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

"High-tech analysis of low-tech methods for sustainable Class A biosolids production"

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Becker
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Volcanic SO2 and Ash Products from EPIC Observations

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Hawaii County 2014 Roadsoft Data Integration Services

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gary Schlaff
Co-PI: Chris Pinnow
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CPS: Breakthrough: Toward Revolutionary Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture Optimization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Extending NASA's Long-Term Satellite Data Records: Advanced SO2 and NO2 Measurements from Suomi NPP OMPS

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Coupling Experimental and Theoretical Molecular-Level Investigations to Visualize the Fate of Degradation of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Systems

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daisuke Minakata
Co-PI: Mark Rouleau
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope for In Situ Microscopy Research and Education

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
Co-PI: Stephen Hackney
Co-PI: Claudio Mazzoleni
Co-PI: Tolou Shokuhfar
Co-PI: Yoke Khin Yap
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

NRI: Co-Robots to Engage Next Generation of Students in STEM Learning

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
Co-PI: Michele Miller
Co-PI: Mo Rastgaar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Coordinated Transit Response Planning and Operations Support Tools for Mitigating Impacts of All-Hazard Emergency Events

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kuilin Zhang
Co-PI: Yue Li
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Pilot Study Work Plan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: Jennifer Becker
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Adhesive PEG-fibrinogen Nitric Oxide Releasing Hydrogels for use as a Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rupak Rajachar
Co-PI: Megan Frost
Co-PI: Bruce Lee
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Magnetically Enhanced Electrospray from Ferrofluids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Tunable Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymeric Materials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Megan Frost
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Domain Mechanisms in Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yongmei Jin
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Fundamental Investigations for Very High Heat-Flux Innovative Operations of Milli-Meter Scale Flow Boilers

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Amitabh Narain
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

PFI-AIR: Technology Translation Blood Typing Device without Reagents: Sensing Electrodes to Replace Optics

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adrienne Minerick
Co-PI: Paul Bergstrom
Co-PI: Mary Raber
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Collaborative Research: IDBR: TYPE A: Unconventional Antenna Probes for Ultra-High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Elena Semouchkina
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR)

CAREER: Leveraging Heterogeneous Manycore Systems for Scalable Modeling Simulation and Verification of Nanoscale Integrated Circuits

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhuo Feng
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR)

CAREER: Steerable Powered Ankle-foot Prostheses for Increased Mobility in Amputees

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mo Rastgaar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

CAREER: Integrated Research and Education in Physical Design Automation for Nanotechnology and VLSI Technology Co-Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shiyan Hu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR)

Bridge Design System Ongoing Modernization and Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Proposal to Establish the Eastern Region Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Center for Michigan Technological University

Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Velat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

A Strategy for More Michigan Tech Engineers in the Steel Industry

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

NURail Tier 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Myounghoon Jeon
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CNH: Managing Impacts of Global Transport of Atmosphere-Surface Exchangeable Pollutants in the Context of Global Change

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Perlinger
Co-PI: Emma Norman
Co-PI: Shiliang Wu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Experimental Frameworks for Evaluating the Net Effects of Hydrological Service Payments on Coupled Social-ecological Systems in Mexico

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Kathleen Halvorsen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Real-Time Ultrasonic Monitoring of Tumor Ablation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jingfeng Jiang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Virtual Breast Project: Improving Noninvasive Characterization of Tumors

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jingfeng Jiang
Co-PI: Sean Kirkpatrick
Co-PI: Rupak Rajachar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: Nexus of Simulation Sensing and Actuation for Aerodynamic Loads Reduction of Wind Turbine Blades

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Fernando Ponta
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

A Crowdsourced Knowledge: Base for the Damage Assessment of Extreme Events

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas Oommen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

SusChEM/Collaborative Research: Fundamental Understanding of Foaming Process Towards A New Warm Mix Asphalt Technology

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhanping You
Co-PI: Patricia Heiden
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Multi-decadal Sulfur Dioxide Climatology from Satellite Instruments

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Biomimetic Tissue Adhesive with Mechanically Tough Hydrogel Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lee
Co-PI: Keat Ong
Co-PI: Rupak Rajachar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Wave Optics of Deep Atmospheric Turbulence: From Underlyng Physics Towards Predictive Modeling Mitigation and Exploring

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

WSC-Category 2 Collaborative: Robust Decision-making for South Florida Water Resources by Ecosystem Service Valuation Hydro-economic Optimization and Conflict Resolution Modeling

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

CAREER: Reading Magnetic Fingerprints from Deep Time: An Insight into the Geodynamo and Early System Evolution

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

CAREER: Flood Risk Projections with Climatic Variation and Human-Induced Shifts in Hydrologic Response

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Veronica Webster
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

2014 Center for Structured Durability at Michigan Tech

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Theresa Ahlborn
Co-PI: Raymond Swartz
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)