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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Literature Review of Nondestructive Testing Techniques for Use in Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program

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

EAGER: Dynamic Characteristics of Electrically Pumped PT Symmetric Lasers

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ramy El-Ganainy
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Physics

EAGER: Vertebrate Food Web Structure and Complexity at Predator-Derived Versus Human-Derived Resource Hotspots

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph Bump
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Longitudinal Analysis of Population Redistribution by County Type and in Relation to National Forest and Public Lands

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richelle Winkler
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Social Sciences
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Isle Royale Institute Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Vrana
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Silicon Diselenide: A 1.7 eV Solar Absorber for Tandem Silicon Photovoltaics

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Chito Kendrick
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Climate Change Science Assessment Synthesis and Science Delivery

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patricia Butler
Co-PI: Robert Froese
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

National Historic Landmark Nomination Minong Mine Isle Royale National Park (20.IR.0024) Keweenaw County Michigan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Patrick Martin
Co-PI: Daniel Trepal
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Social Sciences

Science Delivery for Climate Change and Ecosystem Management

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kristen Schmitt
Co-PI: Kailey Marcinkowski
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

History and Interpretation of Quincy Milling and Reclamation at Torch Lake

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Carol MacLennan
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Social Sciences

Travel to Attend the 3rd Laser Ignition Conference April 28-30th 2015 at Argonne National Labratory USA

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Seong-Young Lee
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Rapid Screening with Paddle Fast Pyrolysis Systems

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ezra Bar-Ziv
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Black Voices in the Copper Country: Exploring Community and Michign Tech Campus Life 1870-Present

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lindsay Hiltunen
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Library

Demonstration of Densification of Biocoal Prepared from Low Lignin Woods

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ezra Bar-Ziv
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Conference "Algebraic Combinatorics and Applications"""

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Tonchev
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Mathematical Sciences

Collaborative Research: Improving Spatial Observability of Dynamic Traffic Systems Through Ubiquitous Sensor Networks

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kuilin Zhang
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Native Fish Species Stewardship Restoration and Research

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nancy Auer
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Environmental Fate of Carbon in Logging Residues under Operational Forest Management

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)

Aqueous Phase Oxidation of Biomass Combustion Emissions in Clouds

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lynn Mazzoleni
Co-PI: Matthew Brege
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Chemistry
Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

CDOM Variability and its Influence on Phytoplankton Distribution in a Sub-Arctic Basin

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Colleen Mouw
Co-PI: Brice Grunert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Patterns of seed dispersal in red oak species assessed at maternally inherited chloroplast DNA

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

2015 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) at MTU

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cody Kangas
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Enrollment Services
Center/Institute: Pre-college Innovative Outreach Institute (PIOI)

Development and Validation of Simulations and Phantoms Mimicking the Viscoelastic Properties of Human Liver

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jingfeng Jiang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Coupling Experimental and Theoretical Molecular-Level Investigations into the Effect of Background Natural or Dissolved Organic Matter on the Fate of Degradation of Organic Compounds in Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daisuke Minakata
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Optimal Joint Spectrum Allocation and Scheduling for Cognitive Radio Networks

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Xiaohua Xu
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Computer Science