Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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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Zhen (Leo) Liu

Zhen Liu

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Civil Engineering

Contact

906-487-1826
zhenl@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Liu earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012. He continued working at Case as a research associate before joining the department. His teaching interests include soil mechanics, foundation engineering, numerical simulations, and other

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David Hand

David Hand

PhD, Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Contact

906-487-2777
dwhand@mtu.edu

Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering

David Hand began his professional affiliation with Michigan Tech in 1982 as an assistant research engineer at the Environmental Engineering Center for Water and Waste Management. In 1984 he became a research engineer, and in 1987 a senior research engineer. In 1992 Hand became an assistant professor in the

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William M. Bulleit

William M. Bulleit

PhD, Engineering Science, Washington State University

Contact

906-487-2853
wmbullei@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Bulleit received a BSCE in 1974 and MSCE in 1975 from Purdue University.  He then worked for Perry Oceanographics, Inc. in Riveria Beach, Florida designing manned and unmanned submersibles before entering Washington State University in September 1977 to work on a Ph.D.  His dissertation involved the reinforcement of

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