Engineering and Infrastructure

Sense. Learn. Empower.

Our graduates fnd new ways to draw power from sun, wind, waves, and traditional fuels.

Advances in technology create opportunities to reduce roadway congestion and improve safety with integrated systems.

As more technology is added to our infrastructure, it becomes increasingly important to protect the data, buildings, vehicles, and power grids that analyze and advise the systems.

Generating power—through traditional means or through renewable energy sources—is at the core of the student learning at Michigan Tech.

The future of bridges, buildings, roadways, and autonomous vehicles lies in smart and interconnected systems.

  • $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 Engineering-Engineering Mechanics 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.