Research Groups and Facilities

In the ESC, a variety of collaborative groups and teams arise around research projects and shared interests. However, there are a few more formal entities connected with the ESC.

  • Wood Protection Group - WPG is an International Accreditation Service (IAS) accredited university research group conducting wood durability field and laboratory testing.
  • Genetics and Genomics Group - This is an informal group of researchers at Michigan Tech focused on genetic and genomics related science. Find out more at the Genetics and Genomics Group page.
  • Isle Royale Institute - IRI offers education and collaborative research to teachers, students, and researchers. 
  • Ecological Restoration Hub - ERH builds transdisciplinary collaborations to advance ecological restoration, remediation, and sustainable ecosystem management across natural, urban, and post-industrial landscapes.
  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science - NIACS develops synthesis products, fosters communication, and pursues science in climate change and carbon cycling and management.
  • Center for Innovation in Sustainability & Resilience - CISR supports development of next-generation technologies and facilitates collaboration with partners, co-creating research and knowledge in ways that serve the stakeholders and communities we engage with through our work in the domains of sustainability & resilience.

Shared Facilities

MTU provides a number of shared facilities for use by MTU students and faculty, researchers at other institutions, government, and industry partners. Shared facilities may charge use fees related to a specific piece of equipment in accordance with University policy 2.01 Special Fees and Use Charges.