Current Projects

Research is taking place all across Michigan Tech. Below, you will find a sample listing of some of our publically funded research projects. Use our search box or advanced filtering options to search our research projects by keyword, by department, or even by investigator.

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PROPOSAL_TITLE

Investigators
PRINCIPAL_ROLE: PRINCIPAL_FIRST_NAME PRINCIPAL_LAST_NAME
College/School: DIVISION_NAME
Department(s): DEPARTMENT_NAME

Center/Institute: CENTER_NAME

Hydrodynamic Control Using X-Band Radar for Wave Energy Converter Technology

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

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU: Beech Reintroduction at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yvette Dickinson
Co-PI: Andrew Storer
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

I/UCRC: Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

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

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

Climate Change Resource Center: Responding to Forest Threats and Climate Change

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristen Schmitt
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

2017 Transportation Asset Management Council Technical Assistance Activities

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

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Ottawa NF-wide Monitoring for Invasive Earthworms and Forest Soils to Inform Landscape-scale Management and Restoration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Blair Orr
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Driver Behavior at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Using NDS Data and Driving Simulators

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

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Graduate Research Fellowship

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

Radiocarbon Collaborative and Graphite Lab Operation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paula Zermeno
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

2017 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: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Analysis of Nutrient Poor Sandy Soils of Wisconsin

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Evan Kane
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Support of the USDA Northern Forest Climate Hub

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristen Schmitt
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

I-Corps: A New Assistive Device for Wheelchair Users

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steven Elmer
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Web Development for Climate Change Science Delivery

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristen Schmitt
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Collaborative Research: The Role of Citizen Science in Watershed Hydrology Research: Relationships Between Volunteer Motivations Data Quantity and Quality and Decision-Making

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

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pushpalatha Murthy
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Provost Office

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Measurement and Simulation of Carbon Stocks in African Mangroves

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Burton
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Advanced Controls in Wave Energy Conversion

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

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Governance Approaches to Foster Great Lakes Literacy Identity and Stewardship: An Integrated Assessment

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

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Modeling and Simulation of Electromigration in Copper-Tin Interconnects

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

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS) Analytical and Outreach Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert Froese
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

An Investigation of Optical Radiative Transfer through Turbulent Clouds Using a Laboratory Cloud Chamber

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaw
Co-PI: Will Cantrell
Co-PI: Claudio Mazzoleni
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Physics

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

Wood Stake Decomposition in Forest and Urban Soils

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Martin Jurgensen
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Muscle Architecture and Neuromuscular Fatigue in Middle-Aged Obese Adults

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kevin Phillips
Co-PI: Tejin Yoon
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Biological Sciences