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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Martin T. Auer

Martin T. Auer

PhD, Water Resources Science, University of Michigan

Contact

906-487-2799
mtauer@mtu.edu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Auer teaches in the area of environmental engineering, specializing in surface water quality engineering. He works with students at all levels: coordinating freshman orientation, teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and offering graduate instruction in surface water quality modeling. Dr. Auer's research involves field and laboratory studies and mathematical . . .

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Qingli Dai

Qingli Dai

PhD, University of Rhode Island

Contact

906-487-2620
qingdai@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Dai’s research focuses on sustainable materials and structures for civil infrastructure applications. Her research focuses on sustainable materials and structures for civil infrastructure applications. Her research integrates computational analysis, experimental testing and sensor techniques to investigate asphalt mixtures, cementitious concrete and composites, geopolymer and polymer composites. Her research has also been . . .

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Pengfei Xue

PhD University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program

Contact

906-487-1837
pexue@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Xue's research focuses on the development and application of numerical models to problems in the coastal ocean and the Great Lakes. His modeling-based research interests include estuarine and coastal ocean dynamics, observing system simulation experiments for optimal data sampling strategies, water quality and NPZD modeling, and ocean-atmosphere interaction and its . . .