Adjunct Faculty Directory

Gregg J. Bluth

  • Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Volcanic emissions of sulfur dioxide, for both individual eruptions and global-scale trends
  • Merging of wind trajectory models and remote sensing data to produce 3-dimensional reconstructions of drifting volcanic clouds
  • Study of gas and solid interactions within drifting volcanic clouds
  • Watershed geochemistry in the Lake Superior basin
  • Antarctic continental weathering under ice-free conditions, and the effect on marine geochemistry

Gary A. Campbell

  • Professor of Natural Resource Economics, College of Business
  • Director of MS in Applied Natural Resource Economics
  • Affiliate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Teaching Interests

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Principles of Economics
  • International Economics

Specialties

  • Metal markets
  • Sustainability of mining
  • Social decision-making about resource use

Jiann-Yang (Jim) Hwang

  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Materials Processing
  • Microwave
  • Hydrogen Storage Material
  • Energy
  • Recycling
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Environmental Engineering

Sajin Kumar K.S.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Geohazards
  • Meteorite Impact Cratering Process

Guy Meadows

  • Director, Marine Engineering Laboratory
  • Robbins Professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Large scale field experimentation in the Inland Seas of the Great Lakes and coastal oceans
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and prediction
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous environmental monitoring platforms (surface and sub-surface)
  • Underwater acoustic remote sensing
  • Marine engineering
Robert Regis

Robert S. Regis

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Lizzette Rodriguez

Lizzette Rodriguez

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Monitoring of volcanic degassing: acquisition and analysis of volcanic gas emission data, specifically sulfur dioxide, using Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy and COSPEC
  • Depletion rates of sulfur dioxide in volcanic plumes
  • Near-vent sun photometry of volcanic aerosols (using sun photometers)
  • Volcano-atmosphere interactions
  • Volcanology and volcanic hazard assessment in the Lesser Antilles, Central and South America
  • Monitoring of ground deformation produced by volcanic activity, using the Global Positioning System

Robert Shuchman

  • Co-Director, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
  • Research Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications
  • Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Applied Photo Imaging
  • Sea and Lake Ice
  • Environmental in situ Sensing

Research Interests

  • Great Lakes Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Optics
  • High Latitude Oceanography
  • Dynamic Decision Support Systems
  • Water Quality of Inland Lakes
James Vallance

James W. Vallance

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Stanley J. Vitton, PE

  • Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of seismic signals generated from hydrodynamic phenomena such as the interaction of tornadoes with the ground

Bo Zhang

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Seismic Signal Analysis
  • Development and Calibration of New Seismic Attributes
  • Seismic Velocity Analysis
  • Broadband seismic data processing
  • Shale Resources Characterization