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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New Sulfur-Carbon Cathode Material with Improved Electrochemical Performance

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Modeling Effects of Climate Change on Spruce-Fir Forest Ecosystems and Associated Priority Bird Populations

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

Archaeological Surveys Fort Wilkins State Park

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

Ecological speciation in oaks: characterization of a CONSTANS-like gene in North American red oaks

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

Assessment of Mercury in the Aquatic Browse of Herbivores at Grand Portage

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph Bump
Co-PI: Amy Schrank
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Translating Automated Flow Analysis into a Clinical Setting

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shivam Bharti
Co-PI: Jingfeng Jiang
Co-PI: Min Wang
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Innovation & Industry Engagement

National-Scale Efforts Towards Verification and Validation of Observing Technologies

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Guy Meadows
Co-PI: Sarah Green
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Vice President for Research

High Brightness Flourescence Reagents for Biomedical Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dongyan Zhang
Co-PI: James Baker
Co-PI: Nazmiye Yapici
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Physics

Multi-Level Assessment of Physiologic Hyper-Arousal in Chronic Primary Insomnia: A Case Control Study

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

Hands-On Experiential Learning Through Development of an Electric Drive Vehicle

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

Workshop on Algebraic Design Theory and Hadamard Matrices

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

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

Educators' Professional Development Institute Series (EPDIS): Engaging Students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shari Stockero
Co-PI: Ann Humes
Co-PI: Kedmon Hungwe
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Cognitive & Learning 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

Tunable Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymeric Materials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Megan Frost
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