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Michigan Mine Safety & 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
Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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

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

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
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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

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

A-Train Volcano Observatory (ATVO)

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)

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
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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

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

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

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
Center/Institute: Power & Energy Research Center (PERC)

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

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
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

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

Precipitation and Self-Interaction of Viruses by Preferential Hydration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

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

Metamaterials: Making Optics from Scratch-Part 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Durdu Guney
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer 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
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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)

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
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Microsensor for Intramuscular Pressure Measurement

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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

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
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Biomimetic Tissue Adhesive with Mechanically Tough Hydrogel Support

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

Multiscale Modeling of Graphite/CNT/Epoxy Hybrid Composites

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Interpreting Ecological Variability Using Remotely Observed Optical Properties and Ocean Models

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Colleen Mouw
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Evaluation of Bridge Decks Using Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Theresa Ahlborn
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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

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

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Colleen Mouw
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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)

Collaborative Research: Nexus of Simulation Sensing and Acuation for Aerodynamic 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)

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: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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

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)

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

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)

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
Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

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: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Myounghoon Jeon
Co-PI: David N. Nelson
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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

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

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
Co-PI: Kurt Terhune
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative - Earth Force supplement

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

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

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
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

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
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

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)

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

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: 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
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)

Collaborative Research: Continuation and Enhancement of MPOWIR

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Colleen Mouw
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Collaborative Research: I/UCRC: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)

Developing and Deploying Thin Wall Ductile Iron Castings for High Volume Production - Phase 1 (Melt-5A)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
Co-PI: Stephen Kampe
Co-PI: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

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

Characterization Test-bed for Nanostructured Propellants

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

PFI: AIR - TT: 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: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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

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

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)

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

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)

Tunable Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymeric Materials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Megan Frost
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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

Improved Biocompatibility and Biodegradation of ZN-based Stent Materials through Surface Nano-engineering

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jaroslaw Drelich
Co-PI: Jeremy Goldman
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Electrospray from Magneto-Electrostatic Instabilities

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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
Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Michigan State University Biocoal Grindabillity Test Material (Torrefied Wood Biofuel)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: William Predebon
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

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

Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program at Michigan Tech

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

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
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

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
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

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

GOALI: Collaborative Research: Easily Verifiable Controller Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mahdi Shahbakhti
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

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)

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

REU: 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)

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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

2015 Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christine Codere
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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)

Collaborative Research: What Hydro Geochemical Processes Control Weathering in the Deep Critical Zone of Unburied Karst Landscapes?

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jason Gulley
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

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: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Fabrication and Deployment of Zinc-Based Bioabsorbable Stents

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

CAREER: Autonomous Underwater Power Distribution System for Continous Operation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

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: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Implementation of Roadsoft for MDOT Safety Services Unit

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

TAMC Activities 2015

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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)

Technology Transfer for Jointed Concrete Pavements

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

2015 Transportation Asset Management Council Education Program

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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Advanced Control of Wave Energy Converters

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

2015 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
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Collaborative Research: Visualization Analysis and HPC Modeling of Subglacial Hydrology From High-Resolution 3D Conduit Scans Acquired with a Novel Sensor

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jason Gulley
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

2015 MERL Development & Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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)

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: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Highly Linear Electro-optic Modulator for Microwave Photonic Links

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

National University Rail Transportation Center (NURail) Tier 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

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)

Coupling Experimental and Theoretical Molecular-Level Investigations into the Effect of Background Natural or Dissolved Organic Matter on the Fate of Degradation of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daisuke Minakata
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Development and Validation of Simulations and Phantoms Mimicking the Viscoelastic Properties of Human Liver

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jingfeng Jiang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

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)

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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Demonstration of Densification of Biocoal Prepared from Low Lignin Woods

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ezra Bar-Ziv
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Rapid Screening with Paddle East Pyrolysis Systems

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ezra Bar-Ziv
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Travel to Attend the 3rd Laser Ignition Conference April 28-30th 2015 at Argonne National Labratory USA

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

Silicon Diselenide: A 1.7 eV Solar Absorber for Tandem Silicon Photovoltaics

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chito Kendrick
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)