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Michigan Mine Safety and Health Training Program

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

Michigan Teacher Excellence Program (MITEP): A Model for Improving Earth Science Education Nationwide

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bradley Baltensperger
Principal Investigator: William Rose
Co-PI: Christine Anderson
Co-PI: Bradley Baltensperger
Co-PI: Kedmon Hungwe
Co-PI: Jacqueline Huntoon
Co-PI: Christopher Wojick
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

FeMET Curriculum Development Proposal

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Surendra Kawatra
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

New GK12 GlobalWatershed: Integrating Rural and Global Perspectives with Research and Technological Advances

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Nancy Auer
Co-PI: Bradley Baltensperger
Co-PI: Linda Nagel
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

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

CDI-Type II Proposal: VHub: Collaborative Research: Cyberinfrastructure for Volcano Eruption and Hazards Modeling and Simulation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
Co-PI: William Rose
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

International GEOLOGICAL MASTER in VOLCANOLOGY and GEOTECHNIQUES

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

Multiscale Modeling of Polymer Nanocomposites

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

Michigan/AFRL Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion (MACEEP)

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

CAREER: Dynamics of Fluid-Structure-Control Interaction in Rotating Aerodynamic Bodies

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

Michigan Tech SSEED: Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michele Miller
Co-PI: Christine Anderson
Co-PI: Jacqueline Huntoon
Co-PI: James Turnquist
Co-PI: Christopher Wojick
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

RET Site: Wood to Wheels - Research Experience for High School Teachers in Sustainable Transportation Technologies

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

IDR: Collaborative Research: Sustainable Water Resources for Communities under Climate Change: Can State-of-the-Art Forecasting Inform Decision-Making in Data Sparse Regions?

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

Collaborative Research: Engineering Faculty Engagement in Learning Through Service (EFELTS)

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

Meeting the NAE Grand Challenge: Personalized Learning for Engineering Students through Instruction on Metacognition and Motivation Strategies

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michele Miller
Co-PI: James DeClerck
Co-PI: William Endres
Co-PI: Sheryl Sorby
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Collaborative Research: The Impacts of Service on Engineering Students (ISES) - A Longitudinal Study

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

Integrated Modeling and Experimental Evaluation of Hydrodynamic and Microbial Controls on DNAPL Dissolution and Detoxification

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

Continuation of Long-Term Sulfur Dioxide EDR with the NPP Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Nadir Mapper

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

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

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

CAREER: Eruption Dynamics from Low-Frequency Volcano-Seismic Signals

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

A-Train Volcano Observatory (ATVO)

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

Integration of Mainshock-Aftershock Sequences into Performance-based Engineering Using Publicly Available NEEShub Data

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

Collaborative Research: Stronger Than Glass Fibers Stiffer Than Steel Wires: A New Perspective into the Mechanics of Cellulose Nanocrystals

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

Collaborative Research Very Near Ground Channel Modeling: Theory and Practice

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

New Insights on High Performance Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Long-term Measurements of Nitrogen Oxides at the GEOSummit Station Greenland

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

Multiscale Model Development and Validation of Graphene/ULTEM Composites for Structural and Noise Reduction Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
Co-PI: Julia King
Co-PI: Warren Perger
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Paleointensity Morphology and Stability of the Proterozoic Geomagnetic Field as Recorded by Mafic Dikes in India

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

Collaborative Research: Integrated Vulnerability-Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Cyber-Physical Power Systems

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

CI-TEAM Demo: Environmental CyberCitizens: Engaging Citizen Scientists in Global Environmental Change through Crowdsensing and Visualization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Richard Donovan
Co-PI: Robert Pastel
Co-PI: Charles Wallace
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Synthesis and Characterization of Seperated Graphene Sheets without Substrates

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

Impacts of Climate-induced Changes in Extreme Events on Ozone and Particulate Matter Air Quality

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shiliang Wu
Co-PI: Robert (Chris) Owen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Integrated Assessment of Torch Lake AOC

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

A Low-Cost Cardiac Annunciator to Reduce Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Neuman
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

RCN:SEES: A Research Coordination Network on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
Co-PI: Richard Donovan
Co-PI: Kathleen Halvorsen
Co-PI: Barry Solomon
Co-PI: Samuel Sweitz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

High Strength Low Alloy Aluminum (HSLA-AI)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
Co-PI: Stephen Kampe
Co-PI: Douglas Swenson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Therapeutic Lymphatic Collecting Vessel Regeneration by Directed Fluid Flow

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

Collaborative Research: Geophysical Investigation of the Mid-Continent Rift System

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

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

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

Precipitation and Self-Interaction of Viruses by Preferential Hydration

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

Selective Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Biorenewable Polyols over Bimetal Catalysts

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wenzhen Li
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Early Career: Acquisition of a High Sensitivity Superconducting Rock Magnetometer for Paleomagnetic and Paleointensity Research

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

Functionally-Active Reinforcement in Metal Matrix Composites

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

Collaborative Research: Integrated Wind Turbine Blade and Tower Health Monitoring and Failure Prognosis

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

Revealing the Inside of a Nanoscale Na-ion Battery: New Understanding on Sodium Intercalation in Cathodes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Metamaterials: Making Optics from Scratch-Part 1

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

Automated Scour Detection Arrays using Bio-Inspired Magnetostrictive Flow Sensors

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Raymond Swartz
Co-PI: Brian Barkdoll
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

NURail Center

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

Multi-Sensor Intelligence

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

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

CFIRE-UTC Recompetition

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

Development of Off-the-shelf Completely Biological Small-Diameter Blood Vessel with Human Stem Cells

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

Microsensor for Intramuscular Pressure Measurement

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

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

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

Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in Support of UOP-USDA BRDI Proposal 2011

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

SEP: Sustainable Forest-Based Biofuel Pathways to Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels: Biomass Production Torrefaction Pyrolysis Catalytic Upgrading and Combustion

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
Co-PI: Ezra Bar-Ziv
Co-PI: Andrew Burton
Co-PI: Audrey Mayer
Co-PI: Jeffrey Naber
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Rapid Nutritional Analysis from Infant Tears

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adrienne Minerick
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Biomediated Geomechanical Processes for Dust Mitigation and Monitoring at Mine Tailings Impoundments

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

Increasing Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency in Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Devices with Plasmonic Perfect Meta-Absorbers

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Durdu Guney
Co-PI: Paul Bergstrom
Co-PI: Joshua Pearce
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Collaborative Research: Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Small Organic Fuels on Encapsulated Metal Catalysts in Gas Diffusion Electrode Environment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wenzhen Li
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Biomimetic Tissue Adhesive with Mechanically Tough Hydrogel Support

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

Deposition Rate of Propellant Backflow from a Magnesium Hall-Effect Thruster - Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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

Multi-Decadal Sulfur Dioxide Climatology from Satellite Instruments

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

Multiscale Modeling of Graphite/CNT/Epoxy Hybrid Composites

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

Life Cycle Assessment of Hydropyrolysis Integrated with a Petroleum Refinery

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Development of Novel Zinc-Based Bioabsorbable Stents for the Treatment of Vascular Stenoses

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patrick Bowen
Co-PI: Jaroslaw Drelich
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Evaluation of Bridge Decks using Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) at Near Highway Speeds for Effective Asset Management

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

Connecting Phytoplankton Cell Size to Variability in the Ocean Carbon Sink

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

Ocean Basin Impact of Ambient Noise on Marine Mammal Detectability Distribution and Acoustic Communication

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

NSF/DOE Partnership on Advanced Combustion Engines: Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Transportation Fuels under Lean-Burn Conditions for Advanced Engine Concepts

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

Parameterizing Spectral Characteristics of Optically Active Constituents in Inland Water for Improved Satellite Retrievals

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

Graduate Research Fellowship - Jennifer Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

Development of Novel Detection and Prediction Algorithms for Microcystis Blooms

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

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

Real-Time Ultrasonic Monitoring of Tumor Ablation

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

Graph Sparsification Approach to Scalable Parallel SPICE-Accurate Simulation of Post-layout Integrated Circuits

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

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

Integrated Seasonal Drought Forecast-Adaptive Management System for the Lower Colorado River Basin in Texas

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
Co-PI: Laura Bourgeau-Chavez
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

Distributed Synchronization Software for the Sensor Nodes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Saeid Nooshabadi
Co-PI: Daniel Fuhrmann
Co-PI: Jean Mayo
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Spatial Coherence Imaging and Machine Learning Approach for Standoff Detection Using Foward-Looking GroundpPenetrating Radar

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

Distributed Agent-Based Management of Agile Microgrids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
Co-PI: Laura Brown
Co-PI: Steven Goldsmith
Co-PI: Gordon Parker
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sustainable Geotechnical Asset Management Along the Transportation Infrastructure Environment Using Remote Sensing

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
Co-PI: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Helium Enhanced Semi-Permanent Mold Aluminum Casting

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

Application of Remote Sensing and Numerical Modeling to Volcanic Hazard Monitoring

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

NURail - Tier 1

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

Improvement of Michigan Climatic Files in Pavement ME Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhanping You
Co-PI: Jianping Dong
Co-PI: Jacob Hiller
Co-PI: David Watkins
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Cayuga Lake Bioassays

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

Graduate Reserach Fellowship

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel Cerminaro
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Decision Support Systems for Managers of Civil Infrastructure Systems

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

A New Experiment for Determining Evaporation and Condensation Coefficients of Cryogenic Propellants and Development of an Efficient Computational Model of Cryogenic Film Stability in Microgravity

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Allen
Co-PI: Chang Kyoung Choi
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Mass Measurements of an Electrospray Beam from a Single Emitter Ionic Liquid Ferrofluid Electropray Source

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

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

Removal of Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCS) from Drinking Water Via Multi-Stage Low Profile Aeration Technology

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Hand
Co-PI: Zeyad Ahmed
Co-PI: David Perram
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative

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

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

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

Bridge Design System Analysis and Modernization

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

Development of Novel Detection and Prediction Algorithms for Microcystis Blooms

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

Low-Cost Underwater Glider Fleet for Littoral Marine Research

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

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

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

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

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

CAREER: A New Perspective on Biomineralization in Healthy and Disfunctional Ferritins

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

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

Modeling and Control Technologies for Near-Term and Long-Term Networked Microgrids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
Co-PI: Gordon Parker
Co-PI: Chee-Wooi Ten
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Collaborative Research: Continuation and Enhancement of MPOWIR

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

2014 Transportation Asset Management Council Education Program

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

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

2014 Roadsoft Asset Management System Development & 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

Huron Creek Watershed Improvements Phase 1: Reducing Copper Loads from Stamp Sand Deposits in the Keweenaw Peninsula with Permeable Reactive Barriers

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Rodney Chimner
Co-PI: Rupali Datta
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

2014 MERL Development & Support

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

Characterization Test-bed for Nanostructured Propellants

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

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

Low Emission Asphalt Pavements with Crumb Rubber

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

Assessment of Emissions of Crumb Rubber Modified Asphalt

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Hand
Co-PI: Zeyad Ahmed
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Improving Constraints on Volcanic CO2 Emissions from the Vanuatu Arc

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

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

Enhancement of Corn-based Fuel for Recreational Engines and Vehicles

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

Domain Mechanisms in Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys

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

Tunable Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymeric Materials

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

Fundamental Understanding on the Role of Structural Defects on Lithiation of Nanoscale Transition Metal Oxides

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Electrospray from Magneto-electrostatic Instabilities

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

Advanced Control and Energy Storage Architectures for Microgrids

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Building Local Capacities for Monitoring Eruptive and Catastrophic Landslide Activity at Pacaya Volcano (Guatemala) through International Partnership and Collaboration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Rudiger Escobar Wolf
Co-PI: Gregory Waite
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Source Identification of PCBs in Torch Lake

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Martin Auer
Co-PI: Carol MacLennan
Co-PI: Guy Meadows
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program at Michigan Tech

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

A Self-monitoring Bioabsorbable Coronary Stent with Controllable Degradation Rate

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew DeRouin
Co-PI: Keat Ong
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Microstructural Lifting and New Strengthening Mechanisms for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Alloys

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

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

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

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 Yap
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Identification of Volcanic Cycles using a Multi-sensor Satellite Data Analysis Technique

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
Co-PI: Verity Flower
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

GOALI: Collaborative Research: Easily Verifiable Controller Design

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

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

A Case Study on the Impact of Additive Manufacturing for Heat/Mass Transfer Equipment Used for Power Production

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

Collaborative Research: Underwater Distributed Antenna Systems: Fundamental Limits and Practical Designs

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

Analysis of Mobile Haulage Equipment Operating Dynamics

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

Collaborative Research: RUI: Probing Caldera-Forming Magmatism: Crystal Accumulation in Large Upper Crustal Silicic Magma Chambers

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

New Sulfur-Carbon Cathode Material with Improved Electrochemical Performance

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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

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

Implications of Changing Sea Ice on Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Biomass and Community Structure in the Bering Sea

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

2015 Transportation Materials Research Center

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Graduate Research Fellowship

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