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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

Membership: Power & Energy Research Center (PERC)

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

CAREER: Gas-Liquid Interface Dynamics and Dissipation Mechanisms in Capillary-Scale Two-Phase Flow

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

Field Training for Teachers in Earth System Science Education

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher Wojick
Co-PI: Bradley Baltensperger
Co-PI: Jacqueline Huntoon
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

Microfluidic Fabrication of Self-Healing Microfibers for Composite Construction Materials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Desheng Meng
Co-PI: Qingli Dai
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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

A New Prospective on Energy Harvesting Nanowires: The Role of Chemistry and Structures of Nanowires

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

GAANN: Chemical Engineering Doctoral Fellowship Program for Environmentally Benign Chemical Manufacturing

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

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

PERC Industry Partnership 2013-2015 (Membership)

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

Targeting elF2alpha siRNA to Alpha(v)beta(3) Integrin-Bearing Tumor Cells

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ching-An Peng
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

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

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles for Teaching STEM Concepts - A Workshop for Teachers of Underrepresented Students

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Douglas Oppliger
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Engineering Fundamentals

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

Flow Prediction and Fluctuation-sensitivity Investigations for Quasi-steady Shear Driven Condensing Flows in Milli-meter to Micro-meter Scale Two-Phase Systems.

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

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

Systematic Investigation of Organized Elongated Pore Formation in Invariant Liquid to Solid Metal Plus Gas Transformations

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

Continuation of Long-Term Sulfer 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

A Paleomagnetic and Geochronological Re-investigation of the ~1.1 Ga Coldwell Complex: Implications for the Reversal Asymmetry in Keweenawan Rocks

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
Co-PI: Jimmy Diehl
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

PERC Partnership

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

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

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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

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 Wireless Channel Modeling: Theory and Practice

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

Velovations in Kenya: Co-Development to Sustainable Local Production (Enterprise)

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

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

BRIGE: Functionalized Electrospun Membrane Development and Characterization for Water Disinfection

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

Building Communtity Capacity to Manage Private/Public Forests and Develop Forest Stewards

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

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

Scalable Fabrication of Fractal Nanoparticles for Electrochemical Energy Storage

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

Novel Nano-Mechanical Platform to Investigate Therapeutic Sub-Cellular Mechanical Stimulation

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

High Performance, Durable, Low Cost Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Transportation Applications

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

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

A Study of the Relationship between Hydrocarbon Migration and Magnetic Alteration of the Michigan Basin Soils and Sediments: Towards Understanding the Magnetic Signature of Hydrocarbons

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

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

Michigan Tech Capstone Design Program - Design Challenge

Investigators
Principal Investigator: William Endres
Co-PI: Robert DeJonge
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Life Cycle Assessments to Support LanzaTech: DOE FOA 0000467

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
Co-PI: Robert Handler
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical 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-AL)

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 System Evolution

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

Establishing a U.S.-China Collaboration on Sustainable Fuels and Clean Vehicles

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bo Chen
Co-PI: Jacqueline Huntoon
Co-PI: Jeffrey Naber
Co-PI: David Shonnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Enterprise: Super-Finishing of Cutting Tools and Aerospace Components: Phase 3

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
Co-PI: Thomas Wood
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Various Sponsors: Melt Spinning Tests

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

Robust Wideband Spectrum Awareness for Cognitive Radios Using a New Framework of Compressive Sensing for Stochastic Processes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhi (Gerry) Tian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

US-Vietnam Workshop on Multiple Natural Hazards Assessment and Mitigation under the Impact of Climate Change

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

Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhi (Gerry) Tian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer 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

Microfabrication Facility Services

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

Antomicrobial Copper-Vermiculite Filler

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

Multidisciplinary Approach to Volcanic Hazard Monitoring at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

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

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

MRI: Development of Infrastructure for Research in Multi-View Video, Graphics, Visualization and Immersive Virtual Environment Systems

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Saeid Nooshabadi
Co-PI: Scott Kuhl
Co-PI: Chaoli Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer 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

Characterization of Thin-Films of InGaN for Solar Photovoltaic Applications

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

Life Cycle Assessment of Hydropyrolysis Integrated with a Petroleum Refinery

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

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

Processing Oil and Gas Well Data with Well Log Tomography Software

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

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

Enterprise: Design Improvements to a Hand Truck for Improved Wear/Serviceability and Adjustability (AME)

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

NSF/DOE 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

NURail Center

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: Gregory Graman
Co-PI: Stanley Vitton
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Technologies for Developing Countries

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brennan Tymrak
Co-PI: Michele Miller
Co-PI: Joshua Pearce
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

A Statistical Study Correlating ENgine Deposit Status and Exhaust Waveform Signature

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

Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Jennifer Fuller

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

Collaborative Research: Self-circulating, Self-regulating Microreactor for On-chip Gas Generation from Liquid Reactants

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Desheng Meng
Co-PI: Craig Friedrich
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

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 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

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

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

High Strength Aluminum Alloy Development for Elevated Temperature Applications

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

Analysis of Temporal Velocity Changes from Seismic Ambient Noise in Volcanic Environments: Source Modeling and Evaluation for Monitoring

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kathleen McKee
Co-PI: Simon Carn
Co-PI: Gregory Waite
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Characterization and Modeling of Graphene Nanoplatelet/Epoxy Composites for Aerospace Applications

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

Increasing Native American Involvement in Geosciences through Interdisciplinary Community-based Student Investigations

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Emily Gochis
Co-PI: John Gierke
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Sub-cellular Mechanical Loads for Modulating Neuron Behaviors

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

OCULUS-ASR

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

Corrosion of Bioabsorbable Materials

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

A Predictive Study of Magnesium Alloy Bioabsorbable Stents by Computer Modeling

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

Optimizing Processing Techniques for High Ductility Magnesium Alloys

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

Antimicrobial Polymeric Composites with Clay-Copper Hybrid Filler

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

Computational Study of Improved Damping Capabilities in Metal Matrix Composities with Functionally Active Ferroelectric Reinforcement

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

Remote Sensing of Trace Gases in Smoke Stack Plumes

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

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

Celebrating Lake Superior: A High School Water Festival

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lloyd Wescoat
Co-PI: Joan Schumaker Chadde
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

Spatial Coherence Imaging and Machine Learning Approach for Standoff Detection Using Forward-Looking Ground-Penetrating 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

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

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

Handheld Sensor Platform

Investigators
Principal Investigator: William Endres
Co-PI: Robert DeJonge
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Independent Review of High Pressure Heat Exchanger Locomotive Text and Thermodynamic Simulation Data

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Naber
Co-PI: Jaclyn Johnson
Co-PI: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Computational Modeling and Simulation of Complex Structures of the High Energy Lithium and Manganese Rich Composite Cathode Materials

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

Cayuga Lake Bioassays

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

Graduate Research 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

Development of Biomass Torrefacation for Coal-Fired (CF) Power Industry

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

Titan Agricultual and Off-Road Tire Test Fixture

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

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

In-situ Visualization of the Local Electric Field Around an Ionic Taylor Cone Using Electron Holography

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

Senior Design: Transmission System Guidelines for Line Commutated Motor Starting

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Trever Hassell
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer 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

Verification of Large Power Delivery Networks

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

NEORSD Integrated Clean Water Act Planning Evaluation - Stage 1

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

2014 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

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

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

Various Sponsors: MTU Consortium in Diesel Engine Aftertreatment Research

Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Johnson
Co-PI: Jeffrey Naber
Co-PI: Gordon Parker
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Senior Design: Chrysler Ram Tailgate

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

Enterprise: Next-Generation Industrial Washer System

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tony Rogers
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Senior Design: Battery Electrode Formulation for Lithium Battery

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter Moran
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Senior Design: Pro-Healing Arterial Graft Scaffold Design

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

2014 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

2014 Transportation Asset Management Council Technical Assistance Activities

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

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): College of Engineering

Senior Design: Bainitic Steel Alloy and Heat Treatment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Douglas Swenson
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Enterprise: Fives DyAG Manpower Reporting and Tracking

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Glen Archer
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Transformer Protection

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruce Mork
Co-PI: Jeffrey Burl
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior Design: Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum Die Castings

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
Co-PI: Daniel J Seguin
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Senior Design: Wireless Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Using Mobile Devices

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Duane Bucheger
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior Design: Low-Cost Torque Sensor for MD/HD Truck Transmission Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Duane Bucheger
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior Design: Transmission Torque Converter Clutch Control Law Refinement/Optimization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Burl
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Enterprise: (AME) Solution Strengthened Ferritic Ductile Iron

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

Senior Design: Gas Flow Mapping to Optimize Engine Volumetric Efficiency

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel Fuhrmann
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior Design: Roadside Repair Module

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

Senior Design: Next Generation Pacemaker Fixation System

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jingfeng Jiang
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Senior Design: Lightweight Pop Rivet Tool with Reporting Capability (Team 8)

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

Senior Design: Infrared Vibratory PET Crystallizer (Team 10)

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

Senior Design: Piston Phone Adapter Design (Team 6)

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

Local Agency Bridges Technical Training Course - Phase II Option B

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

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

2014 MERL Development & Support

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

PERC Industry Partnership 2013-2016 (Membership)

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

Enterprise: Cold Plate Design/Optimization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Page
Co-PI: Richard Berkey
Co-PI: John Lukowski
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Advanced Control and Energy Storage Architectures for Microgrids

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

Engine Development and Instrumentation for the Nostrum Cycle on a Cummins ISB Diesel Engine

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

Nostrum Continued Engine Research

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