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

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
Adam Durant

Adam Durant

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Jiann-Yang (Jim) Hwang

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Adjunct 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
Rodney C. Johnson

Rodney C. Johnson

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Charles Kerfoot

Professor, Biological Sciences

Director, Lake Superior Ecosystem Research Center

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-2769
wkerfoot@mtu.edu
GLRC 305, office

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Paleoecology
Maria Val Martin

Maria Val Martin

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Guy Meadows

Guy Meadows

Director, Great Lakes Research Initiatives

(906) 487-1106
gmeadows@mtu.edu
Room 307 GLRC
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R. Chris Owen

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Fred J. Prata

Fred J. Prata

Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Robert S. Regis

Robert S. Regis

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Lizzette Rodriquez

Lizzette Rodriguez

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Robert A. Shuchman

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
James W. Vallance

James W. Vallance

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Stanley J. Vitton

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct 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

Matthew Watson

Adjunct Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

906-487-3491
watson@mtu.edu
Dow 208

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Using satellite data to retrieve information about the gases and particles produced by volcanoes
  • The importance of volcanic gases during explosive eruptions
  • MODIS thermal IR algorithm development
  • Improvement of TOMS data processing software
  • Near-vent Sun photometry of volcanic aerosols
  • COSPEC and FTIR