Engineering and Infrastructure


Brian Barkdoll, PE, BCEE

  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Jin Choi

  • Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jason Blough

  • Chair and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor
  • $500K
    funding for electrification and climate resilience
  • 21
    research awards for the Health Research Institute
  • $4.5M
    in funding for health research
  • $5.4M
    agreement with the NIST professional research experience program
Ayush Chutani takes part in a discussion panel at COP27.

Solar Energy in Cold Climates: Ana Dyreson

Ana Dyreson is an assistant professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Michigan Tech. Her work centers on solar and alternative energy—and the impacts of climate change on those systems in the U.S. Great Lakes region through her Great Lakes Energy Group.

Dyreson’s students at Michigan Tech, Ayush Chutani and Shelbie Davis are both involved in doctoral research on how to better understand just how solar PV systems shed snow, in particular, single-axis tracking systems, including modeling tto explore how widespread snow events might impact future power system operations.