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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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)

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)

Characterization of Products from Fast Pyrolysis of Municipal Solid Waste: Preliminary Analyses Using Micro-Pyrolysis

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
Co-PI: Bethany Klemetsrud
Co-PI: Jordan Klinger
Co-PI: Suchada Ukaew
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering
Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

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: Biotechnology Research Center (BRC)

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

Soil Heating Alteration of Wood Decomposition and Microbial Communities

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)

Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Technology Transfer Talent Network (T3N)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: James Baker
Co-PI: Paul Bergstrom
Co-PI: Jonathan Leinonen
Co-PI: Adrienne Minerick
Co-PI: Yoke Yap
Co-PI: Nazmiye Yapici
Co-PI: Dongyan Zhang
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Innovation & Industry Engagement

In Situ Liquid Microscopy of Fiber-Fluid Interactions

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tolou Shokuhfar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

National University Rail Transportation Center (NURail) Tier 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
Co-PI: Julia King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

2015 MERL Development & Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Fault Tolerant Paradigms

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

2015 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: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

CGV: Small: Graph-Based Techniques for Visual Analytics of Big Scientific Data

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ching-Kuang Shene
College/School: College of Sciences & Arts
Department(s): Computer Science

Advanced Control of Wave Energy Converters

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

2015 Transportation Asset Management Council Education Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Michigan Corporate Relations Network

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brent Burns
Co-PI: Elizabeth Hoy
College/School: Administration
Department(s): Innovation & Industry Engagement

Future of Black Ash Wetlands

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph Wagenbrenner
Co-PI: Andrew Storer
Co-PI: Catherine Tarasoff
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Evaluation of Biological Control Releases in Emerald Ash Borer Management in Upper Michigan 2014-2015

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Storer
Co-PI: Tara Bal
College/School: School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Department(s): School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Center/Institute: Ecosystem Science Center (ESC)

Technology Transfer for Jointed Concrete Pavements

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Sutter
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Virtual Processing Operation and Damage of Low Volume Solder Interconnects for 3DIC Packaging

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yongmei Jin
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering
Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

TAMC Activities 2015

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering
Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Microaggressions in Engineering Student Teams: Learning Performance and Persistence

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lorelle Meadows
College/School: Pavlis Honors College
Department(s): Pavlis Honors College
Center/Institute: Pavlis Honors College