Brian Barkdoll, PE, BCEE

  • Interim Chair, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Jin Choi

  • Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jason Blough

  • Chair and Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor
  • $1.2M
    from U.S. DOE to fund the DRIFT model of intermodal logistics
  • $520K
    NSF CAREER Award to Hassan Masoud for aquatic robot research
  • 1000
    frames to teach AI what snowy roads look like
Kuilin Zhang

Getting Goods to Market: MTU Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Strengthen, Improve and Decarbonize Intermodal Freight

Michigan Technological University has received $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a practical tool that will help shipping, rail and trucking companies develop cohesive logistics for both predictive planning and real-time decisions that save time, energy and money.

Led by Kuilin Zhang, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, the Michigan Tech project is titled “A Decarbonized and Resilient Intermodal Freight Transportation (DRIFT) Modeling Platform for Intermodal Logistical Decisions Under Uncertainty.”