Mobility TechTalks

By Allison Mills | Published

The latest TechTalks focused on mobility. It's more than roads and cars; mobility is the systems that move people and goods. 

If mobility is more than transportation, then we need more than traditional paths to move the field forward. Whether it's leading tests in Lake Superior in our backyard, improving powertrain energy efficiency in the lab, or testing autonomous vehicles "at the end of the earth" in Keweenaw winters, Michigan Tech is ready to take on the challenge.

Mobility TechTalks 2017

TechTalks are rapid-paced samplings of work from a number of faculty; they showcase both published and unpublished work. In this special session, seven presenters shared their mobility research in four slides in four minutes. So, just what is mobility?

Presenters

From under the sea to cars to cockpits to rails, mobility is about more than transportation. Solving challenges in mobility research requires creative interdisciplinary solutions.

Nina Mahmoudian

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics

Tim Havens

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Philart Jeon

Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Computer Science

Lucia Gauchia

Departments of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pasi Lautala

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program

Guy Meadows

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Great Lakes Research Institute

Jeremy Bos

Department of Electrical an Computer Engineerin

Jeff Naber

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Advanced Power System (APS) Labs

Closing Thoughts

If mobility is more than transportation, then we need more than traditional paths to move the field forward. Whether it's leading tests in Lake Superior in our backyard, improving powertrain energy efficiency in the lab, or testing autonomous vehicles "at the end of the earth" in Keweenaw winters, Michigan Tech is ready to take on the challenge.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.