Faculty Advisors

Glen E. Archer

Principal Lecturer and Associate Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Blue Marble Security Enterprise

Faculty Advisor, Robotic Systems Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Undergraduate EE labs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information operations

Lynn A. Artman, PE

Senior Lecturer, School of Technology

Faculty Advisor, Efficiency through Engineering and Construction (ETEC)


Research Interests

  • Green building design—LEED green building process
  • Lean construction
  • Energy efficiency

Teaching Interests

  • Construction contracts
  • Construction finance and accounting
  • Construction project management
  • Design-build project delivery
  • Enterprise (Efficiency through Engineering and Construction—ETEC)
  • Planning and scheduling

Andrew Barnard

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, SENSE Enterprise

930 MEEM

Areas of Expertise

  • Acoustics
  • Noise Control
  • Vibration
  • Real Time Control Systems
  • LabVIEW programming and instruction

Research Interests

  • Advanced Measurements and Signal Processing
  • Acoustic Intensity and Vector Sensors
  • Room Acoustics
  • Acoustic Material Characterization
  • Outdoor Sound Propagation
  • Physical Acoustics
  • NI LabVIEW Data Acquisition and Control
  • Microphones
  • Crowd Noise
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Structural Acoustics
  • Array Signal Processing
Richard J. Berkey

Richard J. Berkey

Director of Industry Engagement and Educational Partnerships

Director, The Enterprise Program

Advisor, Supermileage Systems Enterprise


  • Corporate/Industry Sponsorship
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Lean / Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigma Methodologies

Jason R. Blough

Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Director, Design Dynamic Systems Area

Clean Snowmobile Team Faculty Advisor, SAE Faculty Advisor

MEEM 1020A

Areas of Expertise

  • Vibrations
  • Unique Instrumentation/Data Acquisition
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Noise Control

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Measurement Problems
  • Developing new digital signal processing algorithms to understand NVH type problems
  • Ways to improve the NVH characteristics of virtually any machine

Christopher (Kit) Cischke

Senior Lecturer

Faculty Advisor, Wireless Communication Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Parallel computing and UPC
  • Engineering education

Sean Clancey

Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Chem Sci 202E

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Technical communication
  • Program assessment, including means of incorporating assessment of writing and speaking in engineering curricula

James DeClerck

Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE Enterprise

MEEM 906

Office Hours

  • by appointment

Areas of Expertise

  • Noise and Vibration
  • Model Validation
  • Modal Analysis
  • Structural Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Model Validation
  • Digital Data Processing
  • Robust Engineering
  • Noise and Vibration
  • System Design

Brett Hamlin

Senior Lecturer, Engineering Fundamentals

Faculty Advisor, Blizzard Baja SAE

Instructor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Dillman 104C

Research Interests

  • Educational methods
  • Spatial visualization
  • Heat transfer
  • Biomechanics
Kevin Johnson

Kevin M. Johnson

Research Engineer Scientist I

SAE Blizzard Baja Enterprise Advisor

MEEM 704

L. Brad King

Ron & Elaine Starr Professor in Space Systems, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Director, Space Systems Research Group

Faculty Advisor, Aerospace Enterprise

MEEM 1014

Areas of Expertise

  • Space Propulsion
  • Plasma Physics
  • Optical Fluid Diagnostics

Research Interests

  • Design of in-situ electrostatic probes
  • Ion-energy analysis and time-of-flight mass spectrometry
  • Doppler laser cooling of trapped ions
  • Optical flow diagnostics
  • Antimatter confinement

Scott A. Kuhl

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Husky Game Development Enterprise

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Graphics
  • Virtual Environments
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Human Perception
Steven Lehmann

Steven D. Lehmann

Research Associate

Velovations Enterprise Faculty Co-Advisor

MEEM 608

Eugene Levin, CP

Associate Professor, School of Technology; Program Chair, Surveying Engineering

Director, Integrated Geospatial Technology Graduate Program

Faculty Advisor, Digital Mapping Enterprise

EERC 220

Research Interests

  • Integrated geospatial technologies for sustainable development
  • Mobile mapping platforms for geographical and environmental studies
  • SAR- and LIDAR-based remote sensing and GIS
  • Geosensorics, real-time networks of geosensors
  • Human-computer symbiosis for knowledge extraction and expertise transfer
  • Visual perception in remote sensing and GIS
  • 3-D geospatial visualization and augmented reality
  • Visual and automated feature extraction in multispectral and hyperspectral image interpretation
  • Geospatial-sensor modeling and calibration
  • Image processing and automated feature extraction from aerial and satellite imagery
  • Automated systems for vision-based autonomous navigation and control of manned/unmanned robotic platforms
  • Image fusion and analysis
  • Photogrammetry of aerial and high-resolution satellite imagery

Teaching Interests

  • Earth observation systems
  • Geodesy
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geospatial technologies, data, and systems
  • Global positioning systems
  • Remote sensing
  • LIDAR-, SAR-/InSAR-based remote sensing
  • Geospatial 3-D visualization
  • Geospatial imaging: perception and interpretation
  • Introductory and advanced GIS
  • Spatial analysis and modeling
  • Spatial decision support
  • Cartography and cybercartography

Russ Louks

Professor of Practice, School of Business and Economics

Faculty Advisor, ITOxygen Enterprise

Academic Office Building G015

Teaching Interests

  • Software Testing
  • Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Software Usability
  • IT/IS Management
  • Business Programming

Research Interests

  • Information Security
  • Biometrics
  • Voice Recognition

John T. Lukowski

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Automotive Computing Enterprise

Co-Coordinator, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Enterprise

EERC 233

Areas of Interest

  • Power
  • Energy
  • Factory automation
  • Robotics

Nina Mahmoudian

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, SENSE Enterprise

MEEM 1009

Areas of Expertise

  • Unmanned Systems
  • Dynamics and Controls
  • System Design

Research Interests

  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with Special Interest in Underwater Gliders
  • Coordination and Control of Networked Multi-Agent Systems
  • Motion Planning in Complex Environments
  • Cyber-physical Systems

Nathan Manser

Instructor, Engineering Fundamentals

Dillman 205A

Jay Meldrum

Director of MIchigan Tech's Keweenaw Research Center

Faculty Advisor, Alternative Energy Enterprise

Ibrahim Miskioglu

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, BoardSport Technologies Enterprise

Solid Mechanics (SM) Area Director and Faculty Advisor, SEM

MEEM 821

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Composite Materials

Research Interests

  • Use of severe plastic deformation to alter properties of materials
  • Failure studies of random fiber composites with applications to structural problems
  • Failure of sandwich panels with applications to structural problems
  • Nanoscale properties of interphase in polymer matrix composites
  • Photomechanics integrated with digital image processing for thermomechanical stress analysis
Robert W. Page

Robert W. Page

Laboratory Facilities Manager, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Advisor, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Enterprise

MEEM 604

Robert Pastel

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Faculty Advisor, Humane Interface Design Enterprise

204 Rekhi Hall

Links of Interest

Area of Expertise

  • Mobile App Design and Usability
  • Software Development and Processes
  • Computer Science Education

Joshua M. Pearce

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Open Source Hardware Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN), Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon (a-Si:H, nc-Si:H)
  • Applied Sustainability and Green Engineering: Solar energy, Sustainable development, Open Source Appropriate Technology, and Energy Policy
  • Open-source 3-D printing, RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper), recyclebot (waste plastic recycling to 3-D filament, low-cost metal 3-D printing, distributed manufacturing, ethical filament

Tony N. Rogers

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Co-Advisor, Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise

Cell: 906-231-3328
Chem-Sci 305C

Research Interests

  • Process simulation and improvement
  • Physical property prediction and measurement
  • Electrical energy storage
Paul G. Sanders
"The more you do, the more you do."
—George Sanders (my Dad)

Paul G. Sanders

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Affiliated Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University

M & M Building 603

Teaching Interests

  • Integration of design, ICME tools, Six Sigma, and experiments to create new materials
  • Material (Metal) Design: Microstructure design through alloy and processing
  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Thermo-Calc, MAGMASOFT
  • Six Sigma: Application of statistical tools to material design; especially designed experiments
  • Synthesize new materials through melt, deformation, or additive methods
  • Apply design, ICME, statistics, and experiments in undergraduate project work (Enterprise and Capstone Design experiences)

Research Interests

  • Material Design in aluminum, ferrous, nickel, and zinc systems
  • Application of ICME and statistical tools to material design; use designed experiments (especially mixture DOEs) to assess thermodynamic and kinetic processing space
  • Experimental verification of simulated material designs through metal casting, wrought (extrusion, rolling, drawing, swaging) processing, and/or additive manufacturing
  • Design and assess mechanical (tensile/fatigue/creep), electrical (conductivity), wear, and corrosion properties
  • Applications in sustainability, transportation (light weighting), efficiency (high temperature stability), and wear resistance (in process surface optimization)
  • Research areas: high temperature aluminum, cast iron, and nickel alloys; high strength aluminum, aluminum and steel alloys for additive manufacturing
Erin Smith
"Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them."
—Max Fischer, Rushmore

Erin Smith

Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone

Principal Lecturer in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities

Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

(906) 487-3263
Walker 120E


  • Digital Media Production and Theory
  • Documentary
  • Film Production, Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • Literature and Creative Writing
Russell Stein

Russell Stein

Research Engineer

Faculty Co-Advisor, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

M & M Building 202

Radheshyam Tewari


Graduate Seminar Series Coordinator

MEEM 818

Teaching Interests

  • Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing
  • Senior Capstone Design Projects
  • Product Realization
  • Dynamics
  • Manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Engineering
  • Design of Experiments
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Micromanufacturing
  • Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Implantable Medical Devices

Areas of Expertise

  • Micromachining
  • Micromanufacturing
  • Semiconductor Fabrication Processes

Research Interests

  • Microsystems Development
  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Engineering Education

Paul van Susante

Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Mining Innovation Enterprise (MINE) Faculty Advisor

MEEM 925

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Design Process
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • System Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Practice
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • Senior Design Capstone / Enterprise Project
  • Product Realization

Areas of Expertise

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Engineering Design Process
  • System Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering (Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Architecture)
  • Extreme Environment Design
  • Civil and Mining Engineering
  • Education
  • Optimization and Modeling

Research Interests

  • Advances in Engineering Education
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Extreme Environment Technologies (Space, Underwater, Mining, Arctic, etc.)
  • Excavation and Mining Technology
  • Planetary Science and Exploration
  • Design Optimization
  • Robotics and Automation
  • System Engineering and Integration
  • Additive Manufacturing
Christopher Wojick

Christopher Wojick

Senior Research Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Green Campus Enterprise

Dow 814