Alphabetized Faculty Listing

Yushin Ahn

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor, Douglass Houghton Student Chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS)

906-487-2445
yahn@mtu.edu
EERC 221

Research Interests

  • Digital photogrammetry and mapping
  • Sensor modeling and calibration
  • Sensory data fusion
  • 3D reconstruction from remote sensing data
  • Glacier dynamics/polar region monitoring
  • Feature tracking (Image matching)

Teaching Interests

  • Surveying/Field practice/Computation
  • remote sensing data fusion
  • Digital image acquisition and processing
  • Adjustment computation
  • Digital Mapping

A. Nasser Alaraje

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Program Chair, Electrical Engineering Technology

906-487-1661
alaraje@mtu.edu
EERC 417

Research Interests

  • Digital logic design and embedded systems
  • Field-Programmable Logic Array (FPGA) architecture and design
  • Hardware description language
  • Processor architecture
  • Engineering technology education

Teaching Interests

  • Circuits
  • Data communications
  • Digital systems/microprocessor basics
  • Digital electronics
  • Digital design and modeling with VHDL
  • Microcomputer interfacing
  • FPGA design

Ted L. Anderson

Lecturer, School of Technology

906-487-2157
tlanders@mtu.edu
EERC 429

Research Interests

  • Strain signal conditioning design
  • Transducer instrumentation design
  • Rosette strain gages
  • Alternative electrical energy sources (battery utilization and power-conversion circuits)

Teaching Interests

  • Basic circuit analysis
  • Basic and special electronic devices
  • Troubleshooting (as a part of the design process)
  • Electronic circuit design
  • Power electronic devices and circuits (power conversion electronics)

Todd O. Arney

Lecturer, School of Technology

Faculty Advisor, Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

906-487-1085
toarney@mtu.edu
EERC 222

Research Interests

  • Wireless security
  • Mobile application development
  • Virtual computing

Teaching Interests

  • Linux administration
  • Ethics and technology
  • Microsoft administration
  • Mobile computing and wireless
  • Senior design

Lynn A. Artman

Lecturer, School of Technology

Faculty Advisor, Efficiency through Engineering and Construction (ETEC)

906-487-3484
laartman@mtu.edu
EERC 213A

Research Interests

  • Green building design—LEED green building process
  • Lean construction
  • Energy efficiency

Teaching Interests

  • Construction contracts
  • Construction finance and accounting
  • Construction project management
  • Design-build project delivery
  • Enterprise (Efficiency through Engineering and Construction—ETEC)
  • Planning and scheduling

Mohsen Azizi

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-2638
sazizi@mtu.edu
EERC 412

Research Interests

  • Cooperative control and networked estimation in multi-agent systems
  • Distributed and decentralized control of large-scale systems
  • Fault detection, identification, and recovery (FDIR)
  • Applications: jet engines, unmanned vehicles, and aircraft

Teaching Interests

  • Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Optimization Techniques
  • Linear Control Systems, Industrial Control, Digital Control
  • Decentralized Control, Nonlinear Control, Adaptive Control
  • Detection and Estimation Theory, Probability and Stochastic Processes

Paul R. Buda

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

Advisor, Lambda Sigma Surveying Engineering Student Honor Society

906-487-1665
prbuda@mtu.edu
EERC 232

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Surveying
  • Plane Surveying
  • Route Surveying
  • Construction Surveying
  • Professional Practice Review Seminar

Yu Cai

Associate Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1471
cai@mtu.edu
EERC 309

Research Interests

  • Green computing and sustainability
  • Network security

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced script programming
  • Advanced Unix administration
  • Advanced Windows administration
  • Directory services/green computing
  • Web server administration
  • Senior design

John P. Daavettila

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Program Chair, Construction Management

906-487-2178
jpdaavet@mtu.edu
EERC 211

Research Interests

  • Construction management techniques

Teaching Interests

  • Basic construction materials
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Construction quantity survey
  • Statics and strengths of materials
  • Structural analysis and design

Michael T. Drewyor, PE, PS

Professor of Practice, School of Technology

Faculty Advisor, Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)

Faculty Advisor, Men's Club Ice Hockey Team (Wolfpack) and Roller Hockey Team

906-487-3045
mdrewyor@mtu.edu
Dow 861

Teaching Interests

  • Estimating software and automating
  • Structural steel, concrete, masonry and timber
  • Project delivery systems

Research Interests

  • Construction estimating
  • Project delivery systems
  • Building construction methods and materials
  • Building utility systems
  • Structural design -- steel, concrete, masonry, timber
  • Senior design (capstone classes)
  • Professional practice
  • Boundary surveying
  • Land subdivision and planning

Chunming Gao

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1657
chgao@mtu.edu
EERC 312

Research Interests

  • Big Data Security and Privacy
  • Human-Computer Interaction in Healthcare
  • Distributed Computing
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Teaching Interests

  • Database Management and Administration
  • HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) Research Methods
  • Healthcare Security Management
  • Advanced Unix and Linux Administration
  • Programming Languages
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

Guy C. Hembroff

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Chair, Computer Network and System Administration Undergraduate Program

Director, Medical Informatics Graduate Program

906-487-3248
hembroff@mtu.edu
EERC 311

Research Interests

  • cyber-security
  • biometric development
  • health care information systems security
  • human computer interaction
  • intelligent medical devices

Teaching Interests

  • computer/network security
  • medical/health informatics
  • network engineering
  • health care information systems security

John L. Irwin

Associate Professor, School of Technology and Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Co-Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau

906-487-2525
jlirwin@mtu.edu
EERC 327

Research Interests

  • Problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM
  • Static and Dynamic model simulation
  • Product and manufacturing work cell verification

Teaching Interests

  • Parametric modeling
  • Product design and development
  • CAE and FEA methods
  • Computer-aided manufacturing

Mark A. Johnson, PE

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Phi Kappa Tau Board of Governors

906-487-1662
marjohns@mtu.edu
EERC 325

Research Interests

  • Design of test-stand systems to conduct research
  • Lean and agile manufacturing, with emphasis on total productive maintenance
  • Torque-converter noise and blade strain associated with cavitation phenomena in automotive applications

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Design of experiments
  • Machine design
  • Statics and strength of materials
  • Integrated design and manufacturing
  • Product design and development
  • Simulation methods
  • Senior design

Eugene Levin

Associate Professor, School of Technology and Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Director, Integrated Geospatial Technology Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor, Digital Mapping Enterprise

906-487-2446
elevin@mtu.edu
EERC 220

Research Interests

  • Integrated geospatial technologies for sustainable development
  • Mobile mapping platforms for geographical and environmental studies
  • SAR- and LIDAR-based remote sensing and GIS
  • Geosensorics, real-time networks of geosensors
  • Human-computer symbiosis for knowledge extraction and expertise transfer
  • Visual perception in remote sensing and GIS
  • 3-D geospatial visualization and augmented reality
  • Visual and automated feature extraction in multispectral and hyperspectral image interpretation
  • Geospatial-sensor modeling and calibration
  • Image processing and automated feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery
  • Automated systems for vision-based autonomous navigation and control of manned/unmanned robotic platforms
  • Image fusion and analysis
  • Photogrammetry of aerial and high-resolution satellite imagery

Teaching Interests

  • Earth observation systems
  • Geodesy
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial technologies, data, and systems
  • Global positioning systems
  • Remote sensing
  • LIDAR-, SAR-/InSAR-based remote sensing
  • Geospatial 3-D visualization
  • Geospatial imaging: perception and interpretation
  • Introductory and advanced GIS
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Spatial decision support
  • Cartography and cybercartography

Robert W. Maatta

Professor of Practice, School of Technology

906-487-2529
rwmaatta@mtu.edu
EERC 409

Research Interests

  • Medical informatics
  • Business process modeling
  • Service oriented architectures (SOA)
  • Application development frameworks
  • Active learning
  • Electronic business

Teaching Interests

  • Medical informatics
  • Business information systems application development
  • Computer programming languages
  • Web programming
  • Enterprise program

Ronald M. Mauno

Senior Lecturer, School of Technology

906-487-2237
rmmauno@mtu.edu
EERC 213B

Research Interests

  • Modeling wastewater-treatment plants
  • New building products/projects

Teaching Interests

  • Construction safety management
  • Introduction to construction management
  • Introduction to surveying
  • Site planning and development
  • Professional practice seminar

Sunil S. Mehendale

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1663
ssmehend@mtu.edu
EERC 323

Research Interests

  • Phase change applications
  • Boiling and condensing flows
  • Two-phase flow distribution in heat exchangers
  • Novel heat exchanger technology
  • Heat exchanger modeling and optimization
  • Novel thermodynamic cycles for cooling, heating, and power
  • Alternative energy technology (solar, wind, biofuels, and others)
  • High-efficiency HVAC and refrigeration systems

Teaching Interests

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Alternative energy
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration
  • Dynamics

Danny L. Miller

Lecturer, School of Technology

906-487-2230
danny@mtu.edu
EERC 416

Research Interests

  • Computer and network security
  • Virtual computer servers and storage

Teaching Interests

  • Microsoft system administration
  • Unix system administration
  • Network administration
  • Storage area networking
  • Senior design

Aurenice M. Oliveira

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Faculty Co-Advisor, Epsilon Pi Tau Technology Honor Society (EPT)

906-487-3657
oliveira@mtu.edu
EERC 411

Research Interests

  • Modeling of optical-fiber communications systems
  • Application of Monte Carlo methods to communications systems
  • Digital, analog, and wireless communications
  • Automation
  • Engineering education

Teaching Interests

  • Digital, Analog, and Wireless Communications
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Industrial Communications Protocols
  • In-Vehicle Communications
  • Electronics
  • Special Electronics Devices

Aleksandr V. Sergeyev

Associate Professor, School of Technology

Faculty Advisor, Robotics Systems

906-487-2258
avsergue@mtu.edu
EERC 413

Research Interests

  • Optics
  • Signal processing
  • Image reconstruction and processing
  • Adaptive and atmospheric optics
  • Holography and laser spectroscopy

Teaching Interests

  • Optics
  • Electrical machinery
  • Power systems
  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Real-time robotics systems

Jinshan Tang

Associate Professor, School of Technology

906-487-3386 (Office); 906-487-1723(Lab)
jinshant@mtu.edu
EERC 223

Research Interests

  • Image processing and pattern recognition
  • Biomedical imaging and medical image analysis
  • Medical informatics and intelligent medical diagnosis system

Teaching Interests

  • Computer networking
  • Advanced programming
  • Medical information system
  • Medical image analysis

Scott W. Wagner

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1062
swwagner@mtu.edu
EERC 319A

Research Interests

  • Micro metal forming manufacturing
  • Micro scale hydroforming operations

Teaching Interests

  • Applied thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Industrial safety management
  • Integrated design and manufacturing
  • Materials science
  • Statics and strength of materials

Xinli Wang

Associate Professor, School of Technology

906-487-1873
xinlwang@mtu.edu
EERC 310

Research Interests

  • Distributed systems
  • IT education
  • Climate change

Teaching Interests

  • Programming language
  • System administration
  • Computer and network security

David D. Wanless

Senior Lecturer, School of Technology

906-487-3656
ddwanles@mtu.edu
EERC 326

Research Interests

  • Leader development
  • Electric vehicles
  • Ethical theory and applications

Teaching Interests

  • Applied fluid power
  • Computer-cyber ethics and policy
  • Internal-combustion engines
  • Leadership in complex organizations
  • Quality techniques
  • Senior design

Linda S. Wanless

Assistant Professor, School of Technology

906-487-4592
lswanles@mtu.edu
EERC 321

Research Interests

  • Learning environments in higher education
  • Psychosocial dimensions of emerging learning environments

Teaching Interests

  • Applied fluid mechanics
  • Facilities planning and layout
  • Lean-manufacturing concepts
  • Production planning and control
  • Technical computer applications

Weican (Vincent) Xiao

Lecturer, School of Technology

906-487-1611
weicanx@mtu.edu
EERC 415

Research Interests

  • Diamond thin film fabrication
  • Microwave power system
  • Design, fabrication, characterization of semiconductor sensors and devices

Teaching Interests

  • Power systems
  • Digital/microprocessor basics
  • Programmable controllers
  • Electrical machinery
  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Microelectronics
  • Solar cells