Adjunct Faculty Directory

Gregg J. Bluth

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Volcanic emissions of sulfur dioxide, for both individual eruptions and global-scale trends
  • Merging of wind trajectory models and remote sensing data to produce 3-dimensional reconstructions of drifting volcanic clouds
  • Study of gas and solid interactions within drifting volcanic clouds
  • Watershed geochemistry in the Lake Superior basin
  • Antarctic continental weathering under ice-free conditions, and the effect on marine geochemistry

Gary A Campbell

Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of Business and Economics

Director of MS in Applied Natural Resource Economics

Affiliate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2808
gacampbe@mtu.edu
122 Academic Office Building

Teaching Interests

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • International Economics

Research Interests

  • Metal markets
  • Sustainability of mining
  • Social decision-making about resource use

Jiann-Yang (Jim) Hwang

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2601
jhwang@mtu.edu
M & M Building 505

Research Interests

  • Materials Processing
  • Microwave
  • Hydrogen Storage Material
  • Energy
  • Recycling
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Environmental Engineering

Zhen Liu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Affiliated Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-1826
zhenl@mtu.edu
Dillman 201F

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Soil mechanics and labs
  • Foundation engineering
  • Numerical simulations (FEM, FDM)
  • Other courses in classical mechanics

Research Interests

  • Multiphysical phenomena: soil freezing, cement hydration, gas hydrate dissociation, carbon sequestration, shale gas recovery, processes in geothermal practice
  • Development and application of innovative sensor techniques
  • Innovative characterization (acoustic, electromagnetic) and advanced mechanics of porous materials (unsaturated soil mechanics, poromechanics)
  • Climatic effects on infrastructure
  • Numerical simulation techniques: Multiphysics and Multiscale, XFEM, SPH

Guy Meadows

Director, Great Lakes Research Center

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-1106
gmeadows@mtu.edu
GLRC 307

Research Interests

  • Large scale field experimentation in the Inland Seas of the Great Lakes and coastal oceans
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and prediction
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous environmental monitoring platforms (surface and sub-surface)
  • Underwater acoustic remote sensing
  • Marine engineering

Colleen B. Mouw

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Oceanography and Limnology
  • Aquatic optics and remote sensing
  • Development of novel aquatic satellite products
  • Aquatic biogeochemical processes
  • Phytoplankton ecology
  • Response of aquatic systems to environmental change
Robert S. Regis

Robert S. Regis

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Lizzette Rodriquez

Lizzette Rodriguez

Adjunct Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Monitoring of volcanic degassing: acquisition and analysis of volcanic gas emission data, specifically sulfur dioxide, using Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy and COSPEC
  • Depletion rates of sulfur dioxide in volcanic plumes
  • Near-vent sun photometry of volcanic aerosols (using sun photometers)
  • Volcano-atmosphere interactions
  • Volcanology and volcanic hazard assessment in the Lesser Antilles, Central and South America
  • Monitoring of ground deformation produced by volcanic activity, using the Global Positioning System

Robert A. Shuchman

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Co-director of the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

734-913-6860
shuchman@mtu.edu
MTRI

Research Interests

  • Oceanic Sciences/Natural Resources
  • AR, MS, and Photo-imaging Applied to Oceanography
  • Earth Resources
  • Military Coastal Environmental Assessment
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Christopher J. Stefano

Associate Curator, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-3028
cjstefan@mtu.edu
Seaman Mineral Museum

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Mineralogy
  • History of mineralogy and mineral collections
  • Igneous petrology
  • Geochemistry
James W. Vallance

James W. Vallance

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Stanley J. Vitton

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2527
vitton@mtu.edu
Dillman 201G

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of seismic signals generated from hydrodynamic phenomena such as the interaction of tornadoes with the ground

Bo Zhang

Adjunct Assistant Professor

bzhang9@mtu.edu
Dow 625

Research Interests

  • Seismic Signal Analysis
  • Development and Calibration of New Seismic Attributes
  • Seismic Velocity Analysis
  • Broadband seismic data processing
  • Shale Resources Characterization