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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Magnetic Petrophysics of the Menominee Iron Range

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

Natural Gas Research with Argonne National Laboratory

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

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)

Exploring Aerosol Indirect Effects in a Laboratory Cloud Chamber

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Raymond Shaw
Co-PI: Will Cantrell II
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)

Characterization of EST-SSRs in the Endangered Tree Quercus Georgiana

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)

2016 Transportation Materials Research Center

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
Co-PI: Zhanping You
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Michigan Tech and PHFoundation: A Partnership to Improve Health Education Research Infrastructure and Local Economic Growth

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jason Carter
Co-PI: Guy Hembroff
Co-PI: Jodi Lehman
Co-PI: Adrienne Minerick
Co-PI: Keat Ong
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology
Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Michigan's Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Climate Change Strategy: Enhancing Local Government's Capacity to Address Change

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guy Meadows
Co-PI: Laura Bourgeau-Chavez
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Vice President for Research
Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Cleanup Monitoring and Documentation Quincy Smelting Works Ripley Michigan

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

NCWIT Extension Services Mini-Grant

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Linda Ott
Co-PI: Glen Archer
Co-PI: Leonard Bohmann
Co-PI: Allison Carter
Co-PI: Christopher Cischke
Co-PI: Leo Ureel
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Computer Science

2016 MERL Development & Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Serving the Diverse Needs of International Students: A Guide to Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jill Hodges
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Institutional Equity

2016 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
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

EPA Exemplary Projects

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

2015 Minnesota Tribes and Transportation Conference

Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Velat
Co-PI: Amanda Kerttu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Exploratory Investigation of Thermally-Induced Water Flow

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhen Liu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Lake Superior Initiative

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

On Integrating New Capability into Coastal Energy Conversion Systems

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)

Northeast Minnesota White Cedar Plant Community Restoration Project - Phase 2

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

Wolf-Moose Population Monitoring Isle Royale National Park

Investigators
Principal Investigator: John Vucetich
Co-PI: Rolf Peterson
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)