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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Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
Co-PI: Lloyd Wescoat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Support of RMCP Phase II SBIR

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

Effects of Pile Burning on Wood Decomposition in Mineral Soil

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

The Lepidoptera and Drosophilidae of the Huron Mountains

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas Werner
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Biological Sciences

2014 FHWA National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at MTU

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen Patchin
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: Cody Kangas
Co-PI: Rose Martell
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Enrollment Services

Genetic Structure of Pre-European Settlement Quercus rubra Forests ll

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

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

REAP at Michigan Tech

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

Source Identification of PCBs in Torch Lake

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Martin Auer
Co-PI: Carol MacLennan
Co-PI: Guy Meadows
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

Integrating Modeling and Empirical Approaches to Improve Predictions of Tropical Forest Responses to Global Warming

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

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

Numerical Simulation of Shear Wave Speed Measurements in the Liver

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jingfeng Jiang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Impacts of Forest Biomass Removal on Soil Quality and Biodiversity

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

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

Improving Constraints on Volcanic CO2 Emissions from the Vanuatu Arc

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

PFI-AIR: Technology Translation 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

2014 MERL Development & Support

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

Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Coordination

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

NO-Releasing Film Dressings for the Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion and Prevention of Infection

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Morley
Co-PI: Megan Frost
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Innovation & Industry Engagement

Enterprise: Point-of-Care Blood Typing Microdevice (E-Team Program) - Stage 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard Berkey
Co-PI: Adrienne Minerick
Co-PI: Mary Raber
College/School: Institute for Leadership and Innovation
Department(s): Institute for Leadership and Innovation

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

Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

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

Role of Brain (Pro)Renin Receptor in Hypertension

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

Assessment of the Microbiome During Early Stages of Wood Decomposition

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Burton
Co-PI: Martin Jurgensen
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science