Engineering a Better World

Working as an engineer in the upcoming decades, you will have the chance to play a critical role in making the world a better place. In fact, students at Michigan Tech are getting a head start—by helping to facilitate sustainable development, appropriate technology, beneficial infrastructure, and social change—while they are still in school.

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Pasi Lautala

Pasi Lautala

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906-487-3547
ptlautal@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Lautala was appointed in August, 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also the Director of Rail Transportation Program (RTP), position that he has held since October, 2007. Pasi has his BS from Tampere University of Technology in Finland and his . . .

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R. Andrew Swartz

R. Andrew Swartz

PhD, University of Michigan

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906-487-2439
raswartz@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

My research interests are driven by the practice of embedded and autonomous interrogation of data collected remotely for the management and protection of both civil infrastructure assets and their occupants.  Sustainable management of civil infrastructure systems requires not only the collection of relevant data, but also a means of conditioning and . . .

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Judith A. Perlinger

Judith A. Perlinger

PhD, Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Contact

906-487-3641
jperl@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Perlinger teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering including Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Transport and Transformation of Organic Pollutants, and Applied Boundary Layer Micrometeorology. Her research interests are in the area of air and water quality and sustainability. Current research involves measurement and modeling of atmospheric and . . .