Adjunct Directory

Filiberto Chiabrando

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Close Range Photogrammetry
  • Geomatics
  • UAV Photogrammetry
  • Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning and 3D Modeling

Research Interests

  • Photogrammetry
  • Uncrewed aerial systems
  • Laser scanning
  • 3D reconstruction
  • 3D modelling
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented
  • SLAM
  • BIM/HBIM

Tim Colling

  • Director, Center for Technology & Training
  • Staff, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Gennady Gienko

  • Adjunct Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Geospatial image analysis
  • Geovisualization
  • Geographic Information Systems

John S. Gierke, PE

  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Ground water Engineering
  • Contaminant Transport
  • Subsurface Remediation

Research Interests

  • Field performance of air sparging for removing volatile organic chemicals from ground water
  • Volatile organic vapor transport in unsaturated soils
  • Sulfur dioxide interactions with volcanic ash

Chris Gilbertson

  • Associate Director, Center for Technology & Training
  • Staff, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Robert M. Handler

  • Senior Research Engineer, Chemical Engineering
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Green Campus Enterprise

Research Interests

  • Sustainable water and energy systems
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Bioproducts and bioenergy
  • Sustainable materials and manufacturing
  • Aquaponics and hydroponics
  • Ecosystem services

John D. Lenters

  • Associate Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Adjunct Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

    • Lake evaporation
    • Physical limnology
    • Great Lakes weather and climate
    • Surface waves and coastal storms
    • Air-sea interaction
    • Autonomous buoys
    • Watershed hydrology
    • Global and regional climate change 
     

Research Interests

  • Impacts of climate on lake temperature and ice cover
  • Lake surface energy balance studies
  • Marine weather observations and forecasting
  • Great Lakes evaporation and water levels
  • Climate impacts on lake and land surface hydrology
  • Mesoscale and boundary layer meteorology
  • Great Lakes observation networks
  • Societal impacts of climate change
  • Autonomous sensors at the lake-air interface 

Eugene Levin, CP

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

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

Cory P. McDonald

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Surface Water Quality Engineering
  • Water Quality Modeling

Links of Interest

Faculty Webpage

Research Interests

  • Limnology
  • Aquatic-terrestrial connectivity and landscape-scale drivers of water quality
  • Water quality modeling
  • Carbon cycling and ecosystem metabolism
  • Nutrient biogeochemistry

Stephen M. Morse, PE

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Window Glass Strength Design
  • Wind loads on Structures
  • Finite Element Modeling of Brittle Materials
  • Large Scale Data Processing and Data Mining

Thomas Oommen

  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Methods in Geomechanics
  • Computational Geoscience
  • Remote Sensing for Geotechniques
  • Geostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Engineering Geology and Geoinformatics

Research Interests

  • Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations
  • Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement
  • Transportation Geotechniques
  • Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture
  • Geotechnical asset monitoring
  • Machine Learning

Petr Titarov

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Paul van Susante

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Mining Innovation Enterprise (MINE) Faculty Advisor

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • Space System Engineering
  • Space Resource Utilization
  • Senior Design Capstone / Enterprise Project
  • Product Realization

Areas of Expertise

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Engineering Design Process
  • System Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Architecture)
  • Extreme Environment Design
  • Civil and Mining Engineering
  • Education
  • Optimization and Modeling

Research Interests

  • Extreme Environment Technologies (Space, Underwater, Mining, Arctic, etc.)
  • Excavation and Mining Technology
  • Planetary Science and Exploration
  • In-Situ Resource Utilization
  • Space Mining and Construction
  • Design Optimization
  • Robotics and Automation
  • System Engineering and Integration

Norma Veurink

  • Adjunct Teaching Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering