The mission of the Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC) is to promote and facilitate education and research in critical technologies for the development of clean, efficient, and sustainable power and powertrain systems.
Advanced Power System Research Center is a multidisciplinary organization that will foster large, collaborative, research efforts in the areas of clean, efficient, and sustainable Power Systems technologies. This Center will develop both fundamental and applied knowledge that is required for the next generation of low-emission, high-efficiency vehicles. The Center will seek to bring together and coordinate a large number of Michigan Tech researchers already working in:
- internal combustion engines,
- spray formation,
- combustion modeling,
- combustion and mixture controls,
- torque converters,
- alternative fuels (including ethanol, bio-diesel, and hydrogen),
- hybrid powertrains,
- fuel cells, and
- powertrain noise.
The result will be an interdisciplinary power systems research organization that will be responsive to the economic needs of the state and the energy needs of the nation.
Statement of Purpose
A significant number of faculty at Michigan Tech conduct research involving applied mathematics and statistics. There is also an increasing need for statistical consulting across the campus and from the community. The purpose of the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics (CAMS) is to foster collaborations among mathematicians, statisticians, scientists and engineers, provide statistical consulting for Tech faculty/students and the community, train undergraduate and graduate students, and, mostly importantly, pursue interdisciplinary proposals for external funding where computational mathematics and applied statistics play essential roles.
The mission of CAMS is to promote interdisciplinary research among mathematicians, statisticians, scientists, and engineers, and provide statistical consulting service for Michigan Tech and the community.
CAMS Offering Statistical Consulting Service
The Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics (CAMS) is pleased to announce the free statistical consulting service provided to the Michigan Tech research community. The purpose of this service is to foster collaborations between the members of CAMS and the researchers from other centers/departments/colleges at Michigan Tech.
What we do:
- Help with experimental design (including power analysis and sample size determination).
- Help with data analysis with appropriate and clean data sets.
- Provide guidance and suggest statistical methods for data analysis and visualization.
- Provide guidance on appropriate statistical language for manuscript.
Each faculty member's research areas can be found on the department's Faculty and Staff Directory.
|September 12, 2023, Tuesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
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|October 18, 2023, Wednesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
|October 24, 2023, Tuesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
|November 1, 2023, Wednesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
|November 7, 2023, Tuesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
|November 8, 2023, Wednesday||4:00-5:00PM||https://michigantech.zoom.us/
|November 14, 2023, Tuesday||4:00-5:00PM||https://michigantech.zoom.us/
|November 15, 2023, Wednesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
|November 28, 2023, Tuesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
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|December 6, 2023, Wednesday||4:00-5:00PM||Face-to-face meeting in Fisher 312|
The Center for Technology & Training (CTT) is a research center housed at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering. The CTT works with local road agencies, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Highway Administration and other transportation-related organizations to build, maintain, and manage public infrastructure. We accomplish this through:
- Workshops, online training and large annual conferences
- Software development, distribution and technical support
- Civil engineering research and technology transfer.
The Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) is a focus for interdisciplinary activities in earth, atmospheric, oceanographic and space sciences at Michigan Technological University. EPSSI's purpose is to enable its members to offer programs and pursue research opportunities in those disciplines that go beyond the scope of individual academic departments.
Remote sensing comprises not just instrumentation or measurement tools, but represents a perspective that employs a broad morphology of disciplines and demands interdisciplinary breadth. For example, current members collaborate on projects spanning imaging science, atmospheric science, data/signal processing, data visualization, and remote sensing instrumentation. These are typically applied to a specific problem in earth system science, ecosystem studies, limnology/oceanography, global change, and a host of other areas. At least nine different departments currently have faculty members participating in EPSSI.
EPSSI's goals are to work by consensus to promote remote sensing and related topics on the Michigan Tech campus through:
- interdisciplinary coursework and programs,
- group funding efforts for equipment and research,
- interdisciplinary seminars and short courses, and
- development of a campus culture that actively supports trans-disciplinary activities.
The mission of the Ecosystem Science Center (ESC) is to promote understanding of ecosystem function through education and research at Michigan Technological University.
The Ecosystem Science Center (ESC) is designed to advance our understanding of how ecosystems function and how human activities influence ecosystem processes. The Center's two main objectives are to:
- foster ecosystem research and
- educate graduate and undergraduate students in the area of ecosystem science.
These two objectives will be met through collaboration among faculty, staff, and students interested in ecosystem science.
The mission of the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) is to be a leader in interdisciplinary aquatic science and engineering focused on the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin in its entirety through excellence in research education and outreach.
The vision of the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) is to become a world-class institute in interdisciplinary aquatic sciences, policy, engineering, and technology. We will develop unparalleled strength and expertise in four core areas: aquatic ecology and ecosystem dynamics, marine engineering and technology, aquatic resources and human dimensions, and education and outreach. Research at the GLRC will not only advance our knowledge in these four areas of focus but will also inform resource managers and the general public, enabling them to advance the sustainable use of freshwater resources.
The mission of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) is to promote research and learning experiences in the areas of cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, data sciences, human-centered computing, and scalable architectures and systems for the benefit of Michigan Tech and society at large.
- Bring faculty and students together to discover innovative new knowledge in the field of computing
- Foster interdisciplinary collaborations and enable faculty to develop multidisciplinary proposals and conduct impactful research which otherwise would not be possible
- Create a platform for broad sets of national and international collaborations to make valuable contributions to the field
- Promote The Alliance for Computing, Information, and Automation (ACIA) external visibility
The Institute for Material Processing (IMP) exists to provide, maintain, and encourage partnerships for the use of facilities supporting synthesis, processing, and the manufacture of a wide range of engineering materials and product prototypes. IMP-maintained capabilities include several variants based on melt processing, various deformation-processing strategies, particulate (powder)-based methods, and emerging capabilities in metal-based additive manufacturing. The facilities support a wide range of university activities, including production of advanced and experimental materials for faculty-led research, industry-led process development, support of instructional labs, interdisciplinary collaboration, outreach, and serves as a means to advance the “maker environment” at Michigan Tech by enabling the transition of entrepreneurial concepts into pilot-scale production. When coupled with the university's core Microfabrication Facility (MFF) and the Advanced Characterization and Morphological Analysis Laboratories (ACMAL), Michigan Tech's suite of material processing and complementing characterization facilities represent an impressive breadth of capabilities enabling advanced in-house experimentation, discovery, and development at a level and scale that is unique among universities nationally and internationally.
The Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI) will provide the operating structure, resources, recognition, and leadership, in a collaborative environment, that supports research, education, and outreach leading to sustainable solutions for transportation.
MTTI is an umbrella organization bringing together the cross-disciplinary centers and principle investigators conducting transportation-related research and education initiatives that address national and global needs. Principal Investigators conduct transportation research under MTTI within six transportation-focused areas:
- Transportation Structures including bridges, pavements, and pipelines. Other related areas include geotechnical, construction, and nanotechnology related to sensors.
- Transportation Materials including concrete, asphalt, steel, wood, and aggregates. Other related areas include construction, geotechnical, and nanotechnology related to sensors and materials.
- Transportation Systems including waterways, traffic/safety, construction, rail, air, public transportation, freight, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle infrastructure integration, nanotechnology related to sensors, and radio frequency identification devices.
- Environmental Aspects of Transportation including environmental impacts, energy, carbon dioxide and other pollutants, fugitive dust, wildlife, flora and fauna, and carbon credits.
- Social Aspects of Transportation including policy, planning, human factors, history, economics, and archeology.
- Transportation Technology Transfer including all outreach, management systems, and workforce development programs.
The Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE) provides services for faculty and staff interested in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education at all levels.
The purpose of the Research and Innovation in STEAM Education Institute (RISE) is to recognize, strengthen, and encourage collaboration in STEAM education pedagogy through fundamental and discipline based education research (DBER), and to establish Michigan Technological University as a leader in Michigan, the nation, and the world in the area of STEAM education research. The RISE Institute is aligned with the vision for Centers and Institutes on the Michigan Tech campus, which is to help to promote interdisciplinary work that involves faculty from several different departments on and off campus.
- Culture: The RISE Institute promotes a culture that values teamwork and collaboration, and recognizes all contributions of faculty, staff, and students to meet our mission. To facilitate this culture, the RISE Institute provides support to the University community through programming directed towards implementation of outreach, scholarship and educational research. We acknowledge, respect and promote the importance of diversity and equity in an inclusive environment.
- Vision: A collaborative, interdisciplinary community fostering excellent and inclusive STEAM opportunities for all.
Maintain a robust and diverse community of stakeholders at Michigan Tech, who will serve as the bridge from proposal preparation and submission through empirical activities to outreach and dissemination by engaging in the following activities:
- Serve the research and scholarship activities of the community of educational researchers at Michigan Tech
- Build capacity and diversity in STEAM disciplines through networking, scholarly pursuits and interdisciplinary research related to innovative pedagogy, transformative learning, and cutting-edge teaching and learning practices
- Maximize inter-department collaboration to eliminate program duplication, enabling effective use of resources while maximizing the impact made on the Michigan Tech community