Faculty Directory

A. Nasser Alaraje

  • 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

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

  • Senior 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, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
906-487-2638
sazizi@mtu.edu
EERC 412

Research Interests

 

  • Control systems and fault diagnosis techniques
  • Power systems, microgrids, renewable energy systems
  • Aerospace systems, unmanned vehicles, jet engines
  • Industrial automation and mechatronic/robotic systems

 

Teaching Interests

 

  • Industrial Control, Linear Control, Digital Signal Processing
  • Robust Control, Nonlinear Control, Adaptive Control
  • Decentralized Control of Large-Scale Systems
  • Optimization Techniques

 

Yu Cai

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Program Chair, Computer Network and System Administration
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computational Science and Engineering
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, PE

  • 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

Guy C. Hembroff

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Director, Medical Informatics Graduate Program
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Data Science
906-487-3248
hembroff@mtu.edu
EERC 311

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Biometric development
  • Health care information systems security
  • Human computer interaction
  • Intelligent medical devices

Teaching Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Medical/health informatics
  • Network engineering
  • Health care information systems security

John L. Irwin

  • Professor, School of Technology; Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Affiliated 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
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Phi Kappa Tau Board of Governors
906-487-1662
marjohns@mtu.edu
M&M 725

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, CP

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology; 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

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 325

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

Aleksandr V. Sergeyev

  • Associate Professor, School of Technology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computational Science & Engineering, and Data Science
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

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

Weican (Vincent) Xiao

  • Lecturer, School of Technology
906-487-1611
weicanx@mtu.edu
EERC 411

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