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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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)

Dating of Fecal Pellets of American Pikas to Understand Trend in the Species' Spatial Distribution and the Factors Most Strongly Governing that Trend

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)

Archaeological Collection Cooperative Management Ottawa and Hiawatha National Forests

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

Magnetic Petrophysics of the Menominee Iron Range

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

A Proposal for Archaeological Testing at the Ghyllbank Townsite (20.IR.0224) Isle Royale National Park Keweenaw County Michigan

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

Understanding Climate Change Drivers of Trace Gas Production in Black Spruce Forests of Minnesota

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)

Natural Gas Research with Argonne National Laboratory

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

Climate Altered Terrestrial Carbon and Nutrient Flux to the Aquatic Foodweb from Increased Depth of Soil Ice Thaw Selawik and Fish Rivers Selawik National Wildlife Reguge Alaska

Investigators
Principal Investigator: J Robert Stottlemyer
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Biological Sciences

Multisensor Analysis and Algorithm Development for Detection and Classification of Buried and Obscured Targets

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Joseph Burns
Co-PI: Timothy Schulz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

NCWIT Aspirations IT

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

#MTUStepsUP Campaign: An Initiative to Promote a Safe Drinking Culture Throughout the Campus and Community

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Whitney Boroski
Co-PI: Kate Hagenbuch
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Dean of Students

2016 FHWA National Summer Transportation Institute at MTU

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

Collaborative Research: EAGER: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Waste to Wisdom: Evaluating Biochar Impacts on Forest 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)

Natural Abundance and Diversity of Biocide-Resistant Microbes in Pristine Environments

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephen Techtmann
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Biological Sciences
Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Patterns of Seed Dispersal in Red Oak Species Assessed at Maternally Inherited Chloroplast DNA Markers II

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Oliver Gailing
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

RENEW-U! A New Exercise for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

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

Exploring Aerosol Indirect Effects in a Laboratory Cloud Chamber

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaw
Co-PI: Will Cantrell
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Physics
Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

NSF Student Travel Grant for 2016 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhaohui Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

2016-2017 UNITE at MTU Summer Youth Programs

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Fujita
Co-PI: Cody Kangas
Co-PI: Rose Martell
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Enrollment Marketing and Communications
Center/Institute: Pre-college Innovative Outreach Institute (PIOI)

Compiling a High Spatial-Resolution Database of Barriers to Aquatic Organism Passage in the North Branch of the Paint River Watershed

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph Wagenbrenner
Co-PI: Casey Huckins
Co-PI: David Watkins
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Auris: A CubeSat to Characterize and Locate Geostationary Communication Emitters

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Center for Leadership and Innovation for Transformation (LIFT)