Environmental Response


Aleksey Smirnov

  • Chair, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Professor, Physics

Brian Barkdoll, PE, BCEE

  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Jason Blough

  • Chair and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor
  • $1.25M
    to study energy service for forest dependent rural communities
  • 2
    analog apparatuses to investigate cavitation in magmatic cracks
  • 4
    billion years of Earth history are Precambrian
  • 50
    times more accurate hydrodynamic model
Satellite view of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Research in Focus: Team Science—Putting People First

The goal of the new Center for Climate-driven Hazard Adaptation, Resilience, and Mitigation (C-CHARM) is to strengthen regional climate resilience by empowering rural community planners in the Great Lakes region. The center can provide them with vital climate data and the tools they need to better plan for climate change, increased severe weather, and natural disaster events. They will also consider vulnerabilities in the energy grid and recommend possible energy transitions based on scenarios and input from communities in the Upper Peninsula.

C-CHARM collaborators in the College of Engineering include Pengfei Xue and David Watkins, both civil, environmental, and geospatial engineering professors; Ana Dyreson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics, and more.